February 4, 2021
Vancouver, BC – SCRAP-IT® is pleased to announce the launch of its 2021 Electric Vehicle Rebate Program in BC.
Residents can apply for rebates when they scrap an older fossil fuel burning vehicle and purchase a new or used electric vehicle from a participating new car dealer.
In 2021 SCRAP-IT® will provide $6,000 towards the purchase of a new electric vehicle and $3,000 towards the purchase of a used electric vehicle. These rebates, when combined with the CleanBC Go Electric program, could result in a combined reduction of $9,000. Both programs are stackable with any federal program offering. As with prior years, the number of rebates available in 2021 is limited.
“British Columbians know about the climate change emergency and wonder what they can do to make a difference. Our program gives them the opportunity to make the switch to an electric car and make that transition much more affordable.” explains Diane Roberts, SCRAP-IT® CEO. “Our electric vehicle program has been extremely successful to date, and I am very happy that we’ve secured the funding to continue this important work.”
Since SCRAP-IT® launched its electric vehicle program in 2015, more than 6,250 British Columbians have scrapped a vehicle and purchased an electric vehicle through the program.
SCRAP-IT® also administers the CleanBC Go Electric Transportation Options Program (TOP) which includes rebates for electric bikes, transit passes and car share credits.
SCRAP-IT® is a not-for-profit Society focused on clean transportation initiatives in both BC and Alberta. The scrap vehicle program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower exhaust pollutants across the province. Permanently removing any fossil fuel burning vehicle from our roads and replacing it with an electric vehicle creates a significant GHG reduction which has a positive impact on climate change. Every vehicle scrapped has its components properly recycled, thus providing another layer of positive environmental stewardship.
Becoming an electric vehicle owner using the SCRAP-IT® Program is easy. At the websitewww.scrapit.ca/5stepstoevownership/ you’ll find the 5 Steps to EV Ownership, which walks interested customers through the process.
Program and qualification details can be found on the website at www.scrapit.ca.