The Province of British Columbia is making it easier for health authorities, universities and school districts, and other public-sector organizations to convert their fleets to electric.
In an announcement this week, the provincial government is adding $1 million to the CleanBC Go Electric Fleets program, which provides rebated of up to $4,000 for the purchase and installation of Level 2 charging stations.
Additionally, eligible public-sector organizations can access rebates for fleet and infrastructure assessments and upgrades to facilities, including 75% of costs to a maximum of $10,000 for fleet assessments, 50% of costs to a maximum of $10,000 for infrastructure assessments and 50% of costs to a maximum of $80,000 for electrical upgrades or modifications needed to support a fleet.
“More and more B.C. organizations are doing their part to support our CleanBC goals by reducing climate emissions and using cleaner transportation to improve air quality and lower costs,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. “With CleanBC transforming our public-sector fleets, we’re moving to cleaner, more efficient vehicles and less pollution in our communities.”
B.C. is leading Canada when it comes to EV adoption with more than 60,000 light-duty EVs on the road already.
The province has already met their phased-in goal of having 10% of new car sales being zero emission five years ahead of schedule, with the eventual target of having 100% of new car sales being zero emission by 2030.