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Electric Vehicle Program



Electric Vehicle Program

The BC SCRAP-IT Program Society is a not for profit society. It is not a provincial or federal government program. As such, all incentives are subject to change at any time without notice as they are directly linked to available funding.



Program incentives are available to REGISTERED OWNER(S) of vehicles only. This does not include principal drivers or family members as identified below.



ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEFINITION

A car, truck, van or other motor vehicle with an electric engine/motor that is highway capable and has 4 wheels.

APPLICATION

  • All applicants MUST have program approval BEFORE purchasing/leasing a replacement new or used electric vehicle.
  • Applicants must apply on their own behalf.
  • All applicants must agree to the program’s policies.
  • In our e-application process you will be asked to agree with our privacy policy It can be viewed here.

OWNERSHIP

  • All applicant(s) must be the registered owner(s) of the vehicle being scrapped.
  • The registered owner(s) of the vehicle being scrapped must be the registered owner(s) of the electric vehicle being purchased/leased.
  • Principal drivers of vehicles registered in a different person(s) name (regardless of whether or not that other person is a family member – spouse, son, daughter, common-law, etc.) cannot be the recipient of an incentive.
  • All applicants must be 19 years of age or older. Applicants under 19 who own a vehicle that qualifies may apply with parental consent. Please contact us for a Consent Form.

PARTICIPATING DEALERSHIPS

  • Applicants choosing the Vehicle Replacement incentive MUST purchase vehicles from a participating dealership.
  • Applicants MAY NOT purchase a new or used electric vehicles from a non-participating dealership.
  • There is a list of all available new and used electric vehicles, that qualify for an incentive, and are sold by a participating dealerships, on our website.
  • No other electric vehicle qualifies for a SCRAP-IT incentive.

INSURANCE

  • All applicants must be able to provide evidence from ICBC that they have continuously insured their vehicle, as the registered owner(s), for the 6 month period from the date they apply to the program, backwards.
  • Vehicles must be registered in the Province of British Columbia in order to qualify for our program.
  • Vehicles cannot have any liens or other encumbrances registered against them. SCRAP-IT will not be held legally liable or responsible for any vehicle that is scrapped where there is such an interest.
  • Any break in continuous insurance coverage (storage, vacation, etc.) disqualifies the vehicle from our program.

SCRAP VEHICLE

  • The vehicle being scrapped must be registered in the applicant’s name. If there are multiple owners/applicants, ALL must be identified on the application form, ALL must agree to the program’s terms and conditions, and ALL must be present when dropping the vehicle off at an authorized scrap dealer location.
  • Vehicles (old, approved, to be scrapped) are not to be left at dealerships under any circumstances. If an applicant leaves a vehicle at a dealership, SCRAP-IT will not be held responsible or accountable for the vehicle, or any steps, or any costs, required to rectify the problems resulting from such action.
  • All applicants must scrap their vehicle and claim their incentive within the 30 day period indicated on their Approval Email. If we have not received your claim within 30 days your application will be closed and you will have to reapply.
  • APPLICANTS ARE ONLY ENTITLED TO INCENTIVES OFFERED ON THE DATE OF APPLICATION, if they both scrap their vehicle and submit their claim to us during the 30 day approval period. (For clarity: If you scrap your vehicle and do not submit your claim to us within the 30 day approval period you will lose any and all entitlement to an incentive. There is no exception to this. If you apply for an incentive but do not scrap your vehicle within the 30 day approval period, you may reapply and submit a new claim. However, if you do so, you will only be entitled to the incentives being offered on the date of application).

CHEQUE/PAYMENTS

  • All incentives that are issued in the form of a cheque are mailed to the applicant’s address as submitted on the e-Application form. If you have not received your cheque from us, by mail, within 6 weeks (2 months) of submitting a complete claim to us you must contact us by e-mail or mail and advise us accordingly.
  • You must cash your cheque and not allow it to become stale-dated. Replacement cheques will not be issued. We urge you to cash your incentive cheque immediately after you have received it.
  • Our service standard for processing cheques is 4-6 weeks (for vehicles scrapped in the lower mainland or on Vancouver Island), 4-8 weeks for vehicles scrapped outside the lower mainland.

USED ELECTRIC VEHICLES

  • An incentive will only be paid when an approved replacement electric vehicle is purchased (not leased).
  • Maximum one (1) incentive per electric vehicle. An electric vehicle can only receive one incentive from our program. In other words, once a claim has been made by a SCRAP-IT customer for a particular electric vehicle, it cannot be resold and then claimed by a second SCRAP-IT customer where a second incentive is claimed for the same vehicle. Before purchasing a used electric vehicle, please use the VIN checker below 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.
  • After-market conversions (gasoline to electric) are not approved replacement new or used electric vehicles.
  • Yes, you may combine this incentive with any other incentives being offered by vehicle manufacturers/dealers and/or government offerings.
  • All new or used electric vehicles must be considered “highway capable” in order to qualify for our program.
  • All new or used electric vehicles must meet all Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
  • All new or used electric vehicles must meet our definition of a new or used electric vehicle as posted on this page.
  • The list of qualifying vehicles can be found below.
  • Please note, the VIN eligibility checker will search all vehicle records in our database including electric vehicles.


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          NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLES

          • 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 electric vehicle 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 incentive.
          • An incentive will only be paid when an approved replacement electric vehicle is purchased or leased for a minimum of 3 years.
          • The electric vehicle must be purchased and/or leased from a participating dealership. A list of qualifying vehicles can be found on our website.
          • 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 new or used electric vehicles.
          • Yes, you may combine this incentive with any other incentives being offered by vehicle manufacturers/dealers and/or government offerings.
          • All new or used electric vehicles must be considered “highway capable” in order to qualify for our program.
          • All new or used electric vehicles must meet all Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
          • All new or used electric vehicles must meet our definition of a new or used electric vehicle as posted on this page.
          • The list of qualifying vehicles can be found below.


          DEFINITION OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE
          A car, truck, van or other motor vehicle with an electric engine/motor that is highway capable and has 4 wheels.



          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

          Telsa Model 3

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