Welcome to the BC SCRAP-IT Program. We are a voluntary early retirement vehicle program that provides incentives to help British Columbians replace higher polluting vehicles with cleaner forms of transportation. The program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to lower exhaust pollutants across the province. All scrapped vehicles and their components are permanently and properly recycled.
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.
This is our Find an EV Page.
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 is 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 1,000 new and 250 used incentives to distribute in 2018. Our participating dealers have all been provided with an equal distribution of the incentives to pass on to customers.
Our list of Participating EV Dealers can be found here.
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 deposits on factory orders.
If you place an order, make sure that the vehicle will be delivered in 2018. Under no circumstances will an incentive be paid to a customer if the EV is not registered/transferred into your name (ownership) before December 31, 2018.
Our List of Qualifying Electic Vehicles is here.
Once you’ve found the EV you want, you can proceed with your purchase. Make sure the dealership is guaranteeing you an incentive and get this in writing.
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.
BC Transit Passes
Car Share Credits
If you scrap your vehicle, you will be able to choose from a long list of incentives including electric vehicles, transit passes, electric bicycles, car sharing memberships or $200 cash. Full details can be found on this page.
Older vehicle models emit up to 60 times more smog forming emissions than 2008 and later models. For example, replacing a 1990 sedan with a 2009 hybrid can result in a reduction of up to 67% in greenhouse gas emissions.
(April 1996 to June 2018)