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Electric Vehicle Program

Electric Vehicle Program

EV Program Information & Policies

In addition to our regular program policies, the following  policies apply to this incentive choice

Buying a USED Electric Vehicle

Maximum one (1) incentive per EV vehicle. An EV can only receive one incentive from our program. In other words, once an EV claim has been made by a SCRAP-IT customer for a particular vehicle, it cannot be resold and then claimed by a second SCRAP-IT customer where a second incentive is claimed for the same vehicle. This applies to both NEW and USED EV incentives. Before purchasing a used EV, please use the following VIN checker to make sure the vehicle you are considering buying, has not already received an incentive through our program.

EXAMPLE:  A SCRAP-IT customer scraps their car and submits a claim for a used, 2014 Nissan Leaf. They receive a $3,000 incentive. They later trade in that 2014 Nissan Leaf at a participating dealership and purchase a new EV. The 2014 Nissan Leaf is now being sold as a used EV by the dealership. That 2014 Nissan Leaf has already been the subject of a SCRAP-IT transaction where an incentive was issued. Therefore, that 2014 Nissan Leaf is not eligible for our program, or any future incentives.

Please note, the VIN eligibility checker will search all vehicle records in our database including electric vehicles.

Buying a NEW Electric Vehicle

DEFINITION OF A NEW EV: This vehicle has never been the subject of a retail sale, or registered to an owner (previously owned). A demo vehicle is eligible as a NEW EV only if it meets all three of the following criteria:  (1) It has never been registered to an owner, (2) It has only ever been driven by dealership staff and;  (3) It’s mileage is less than 10,000 kms. In other words, if the demo vehicle qualifies for the CEVforBC point of sale rebate as a new vehicle, then it will also qualify for the BC SCRAP-IT new EV incentive.

  • NEW EV incentives will only be paid when an approved replacement EV vehicle is purchased or leased for a minimum of 3 years.
  • USED EV incentives will only be paid when an approved replacement EV vehicle is purchased (list below).
  • There is a maximum one (1) incentive per person.
  • The EV must be purchased and/or leased from a participating dealership. A list of participating dealerships can be found here.
  • EVs with a MSRP of over $77,000 are not eligible for our program. This is similar to the CEVforBC program.
  • After-market conversions (gasoline to electric) ARE NOT approved replacement EVs.
  • Yes, you may combine this incentive with any other incentives being offered by vehicle manufacturers/dealers and/or government offerings.
  • All electric vehicles must be considered “highway capable” in order to qualify for our program.
  • All electric vehicles must meet all Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
  • All electric vehicles must be a car, truck, van or other motor vehicle with an electric engine/motor and have 4 wheels.
  • Fleets will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more information.
  • The list of qualifying vehicles can be found below.

The following are approved electric vehicles (new or used)

(Subject to availability)

Nissan Leaf

Mitsubishi iMiev

BMW i3

Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Spark EV (only)

Chevrolet Bolt

Kia Soul EV

Smart Fortwo EV

Ford Focus Electric

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Fiat 500e (only available as used)

Volkswagen eGolf

Toyota Rav4 EV (Only available as used)

Chrysler Pacifica

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