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Low carbon transportation solutions for BC

Welcome to the BC SCRAP-IT Program.

We provide low carbon transportation solutions for BC residents.

SCRAP-IT offers incentives to scrap high polluting vehicles for an electric vehicle and other low carbon forms of transportation.

The 9 Steps to EV Ownership

This is our Does My Old Car Qualify? Page

All applicant(s) must be the registered owner(s) of the vehicle being scrapped.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence from ICBC that they have had continuous driving insurance (not  including storage) on their vehicle, as the registered owner(s), for the 6 month period from the date they apply to the program, backwards.

There are 2 ways you can find an EV:

1. Search our Find an EV page and look for EVs that are “Available.” If a vehicle is showing on the Find an EV Page as “Reserved” that means another customer has already paid a deposit on that EV and it is currently not available.

2. Use our Participating EV Dealers page to contact a dealership. You can make a request to be added to their waitlist. Find the dealership of your choice and click on the car icon in the right column. Once youre on the dealer’s page you can click the green “Send Inquiry” button  to complete the inquiry form. The dealership will get in touch with you once they receive your inquiry. You will be asked to pay a deposit when you decide to order an EV. See Step 3 for details about deposits on factory orders.

Please note that the inventory on our Find an EV page is updated by the dealerships as it becomes available, and as EVs are sold. Sometimes there are a few days of lag because dealerships may be processing paperwork or confirming financing, and so forth. This is normal. It is also normal for dealers to change the inventory on that page as some EVs may be sold to customers who are not part of the SCRAP-IT Program, and for a variety other reasons. This is also normal.

As stated on our home page, we had a total of 1,300 new and 200 used incentives to distribute in 2019. Our participating dealers have all been provided with these incentives to pass on to customers.

Our list of Participating EV Dealers can be found here.

If you see a vehicle you like or want more information about it, and would like a call back from the dealership, you can use the convenient link provided on the Find an EV Page to send a direct email inquiry (click the car icon, then green Send Inquiry on top right).

For the reasons cited above, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you call the dealership, identify the vehicle you see on our website and inquire to make sure it’s available for you to view and test drive. Please read this regarding waitlists and deposits on factory orders.

If you place an order, make sure that the vehicle will be delivered prior to October 31,2019. Under no circumstances will an incentive be paid to a customer if the EV is not registered/transferred into your name (ownership) on/before October 31, 2019.

Our List of Qualifying Electic Vehicles is here.

Once you’ve found the EV you want, you can proceed to apply to our program. Make sure the dealership is guaranteeing you an incentive.

For customers with concerns about price negotiations, please read this.

For customers with concerns about the inflation of MSRP prices in BC because of incentives, please read this. We have completed our own comparison of “apples to apples” vehicles in BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.

The best time to apply to our program is once the dealership has called you to arrange an appointment for the delivery of your vehicle. This should mean the vehicle is now on their lot. Just remember, the vehicle you intend to scrap must still be insured and on the road. Once you apply it can take up to 2 business days to receive your approval letter.

Once you receive your approval letter you will have 30 days to complete the process. This means you must take delivery of your new EV and scrap your old vehicle at one of the authorized drop off locations.

If you do not take delivery of the EV within the 30 days, you will have to re-apply. Make sure you keep the car you intend to scrap insured and on the road.

Please note that receiving an email approval letter from us does not guarantee you an incentive. It confirms that the vehicle you intend to scrap qualifies for our program, as noted above.

Provide the dealership with a copy of your email approval letter.

Ask the dealership to print or email you a copy of the Claim Confirmation, it should look like this, with your personal details and purchase information populated.

The list of approved scrap locations can be found here.

Do not scrap your old vehicle until you take delivery of the new EV. This ensures that you will get the incentive you are expecting for your old vehicle. If you scrap your vehicle before taking delivery of the new EV and something goes wrong with the purchase of the new EV, SCRAP-IT cannot be responsible.

Our service standard for cheques is 4 weeks from the date on which we receive both the claim from the dealership and the confirmation from the scrap location.

In addition to our electric vehicle incentives, we also have:

Electric Bikes


Mobility Scooters

BC Transit Passes

Car Share Credits

Claiming a non-electric vehicle incentive is easy. Follow these 4 simple steps.

Approval Email

Want a FREE ChargePoint Level 2 Home Charger for your new EV?

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(April 1996 to July 31, 2019)