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EV Program FAQs

Electric Vehicle Program

Are Tesla vehicles included now?

Yes, however, if you want to purchase a Tesla please consider the following, (1) you must be guaranteed delivery of the vehicle within 90 days of your application to our program and (2) the vehicle must meet our requirement of a MSRP of $77,000 CAD or less. Our understanding from discussions with Telsa is that they don’t currently have a vehicle in the Canadian market that meets this MSRP requirement. When they do, the vehicle will be included in our program.

Why the $77,000 MSRP limitation?

SCRAP-IT made the decision to align this Electric Vehicle Program policy with the CEVforBC program. The decision to establish a vehicle price limit for the CEVforBC program was made by the BC government.

Can I buy a used/resale electric vehicle (BEV or ER-EV) and still be eligible for the EV program incentive?

Yes. Provided that vehicle has not already received an incentive under our program. See the question below related to “double-dipping.”

Do out of province/country vehicles qualify? Can I purchase an electric vehicle from Alberta or California?

No. The vehicle must be purchased from a participating dealership, in BC by a resident of BC. If a participating dealership has legally imported a vehicle from the US for sale in Canada then it will qualify.

Is there a limit to the number of EV incentives that any one person, business or organization can receive?

Yes. There is a maximum 1 incentive per person, per scrapped vehicle. For businesses with fleet inquiries, please contact us for more information.

Is there an incentive available for converting a vehicle to electric?

No. Aftermarket conversions are not eligible for the EV Program.

Double-dipping. Can a vehicle receive more than one (1) incentive?

No. There is a 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.

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.

This applies to both NEW and USED EV incentives.

Please use our VIN eligibility checker to make sure the vehicle you intend to purchase has not already been claimed through our program.

What kinds of vehicles qualify as a replacement electric vehicles?

The following is the definition of a qualifying replacement electric vehicle.

The vehicle must:

  • meet all Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards;
  • be insurable in BC and considered road worthy;
  • have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg);
  • be propelled by an electric motor which draws electricity from a battery of at least 5 kWh in capacity;
  • be capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity;
  • be manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways;
  • have four functioning wheels; and,
  • be highway capable on all provincial highways and not be a low speed vehicle.