5 Steps to BEV or PHEV Ownership

5 Steps to BEV or PHEV Ownership

There is only one requirement, and that is 6 months continuous insurance.

Please visit our Does My Old Vehicle Qualify page.

You must purchase a qualifying EV from a participating dealership.

All BEVs and PHEVs (new or used) must be purchased from a participating dealership, otherwise the purchase will not qualify for a rebate. Please 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.”

  • Available – this means these vehicles are in stock and ready to be purchased with a SCRAP-IT rebate.
  • Reserved – this means the EV is no longer available as another customer has already paid a deposit and is waiting on delivery.

2. Use our Participating Dealership page to contact a dealership directly. Once you click on the dealership, locate the green “Send Enquiry” button on the top right.

Please note that our 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 BEV or PHEV you desire, you can proceed to complete the purchase.

What is a pre-ordered EV?

This is when the dealership is ordering a vehicle from the manufacturer. In other words, the vehicle is not on their lot, or on any local inventory lot. The vehicle is not physically built yet.

Do not apply to our program when you pre-order the vehicle. You should only apply to our program once you have scheduled or are about to take delivery. We do not want customers to scrap any old vehicle until the new EV arrives. Regardless of when the new EV arrives, the old vehicle you intend to scrap must still meet all the qualification requirements outlined in Step 1 above. Therefore, you must keep the old vehicle insured until the EV arrives.

If you place an order, make sure that the vehicle will be delivered prior to December 31st, 2022. Our current funding is managed on an annual basis and we cannot guarantee rebates amounts into the future.

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.) To do so, go to the Apply tab in the menu bar and complete an application.

Please note that receiving an email approval letter does not guarantee you a rebate. 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 the old vehicle, and for the dealership to claim the rebate for you. Please make sure you give the dealership a copy of your email approval letter for reference.

Once we have received confirmation directly from the authorised scrap yard location and your dealership has submitted the claim for you, your EFT (electronic funds transfer) will be processed.