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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 5 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.

Do not apply to our program until you take delivery of your electric vehicle, see step 2.

You must purchase a qualifying EV from a participating dealership.

All EVs (new or used) must be purchased from a participating dealership, otherwise the purchase will not qualify for an incentive. DO NOT purchase an EV from a dealership who is not on our list.

There are 2 ways you can find an EV:

1. Search our Find an EV page and look for vehicles that are “Available.”

2. Use our participating dealerships page to contact a dealership directly. Once you click on a dealership locate the green “send inquiry” button on the top right.

You will likely 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 the Find an EV page is updated by the dealerships. Sometimes there are a few days of lag due to processing of paperwork. This is normal.

Once you have found the EV you wish to purchase, make sure the participating dealership is guaranteeing you an incentive. We advise you to get this in writing (e.g. on the deposit receipt or sales agreement), especially if the dealer is ordering you a new EV from the manufacturer.

What is a pre-ordered EV?
This is when the dealership is guaranteeing you an incentive for a new EV that has to be ordered from the manufacturer. In other words, the vehicle is not on their lot.

Do not apply to our program when you pre-order the vehicle. You should only apply to our program once you’ve scheduled or taken delivery. We do not want customers to scrap their vehicle until the new EV arrives. Regardless when the new EV arrives, the old vehicle you intend to scrap must still meet the qualification requirements outlined in Step 1 above. Therefore you must keep the old car insured until the EV arrives.

If you place an order, make sure that the vehicle will be delivered prior to October 31,2020. 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, 2020.

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

Please read this regarding waitlists and deposits on factory orders.

Apply to our program when the dealership has called you to arrange an appointment for the delivery of your EV. This means the EV is now on their lot.

Go to our apply page, and complete the application to get your old vehicle approved (to be scrapped). Please note that receiving an email approval letter does not guarantee you an incentive. It simply confirms that the vehicle you intend to scrap qualifies for our program.

Once you are approved, you have 30 days to take delivery of your EV, scrap your old vehicle and for the dealership to claim the incentive for you. Please make sure you give them a copy of your email approval letter for reference.

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.

Once we have received confirmation directly from the authorized scrap drop off location, and your dealership has submitted the claim for you, a cheque will be issued.

Processing times in the Lower Mainland is 2-4 weeks and 4-6 weeks for the rest of BC.

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

Electric Bikes

Car Share Credits

BC Transit Passes


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

Approval Email

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