FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Eligible Applicants must meet requirements that include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. The purchaser/lessee of the vehicles must be an individual, business, public agencies and entities (including municipal and regional governments and first nations, but excluding provincial, crown, and federal government agencies), and non-profit organizations that is a BC resident of the business, non-profit or public entity is based in British Columbia or has a BC-based affiliate.  All businesses must be licensed to operate in BC.

2. An individual or fleet may receive a maximum of 10 rebates from the CEV Program. Requests for more than 10 rebates will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any exception is at the sole discretion of the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

3. The purchase/lease date is not prior to the vehicle being included on the list of Eligible vehicles, and prior to exhaustion of available rebate funds.

4. Submit the application form and attach all required supporting documentation within 15 days of the date of sale.

5. Required documentation to be submitted as part of the Dealers application for reimbursement to the NCDABC for incentives issued will include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Application Checklist
  • Letter of Received Rebate
  • Proof that each sale / lease of an eligible CEV vehicle was made to a BC resident (or BC business operating in BC with a valid business license or to a public agency in BC).

    * Please ensure that:

    - For individuals: Applicant’s current BC driver’s license number is included on the application form AND; a copy of the applicant’s current BC driver’s license is attached with the supporting documents OR the applicant’s current BC driver’s license is included on the binding contract.

    -  For business: Applicant’s valid BC Incorporation number (formatted “BC0000000” [“BC” followed by 7 digits]) is provided on the application form and/or a copy of the BC Registry Services BC Company Summary is attached with the supporting documents.

    • A copy of the sales contract (for sales) or lease contract (for leases) signed by all parties with an itemization of credits, discounts, and incentives received, if applicable.

    • In a scenario where the dealership sells a vehicle to a third-party leasing company and the leasing company leases it to an end-user, the dealership has two options:

    A. Apply as a sale: In this case, the leasing company would be the applicant and thus must meet the eligibility criteria listed above. Note: You must ensure that the leasing company did not reach the limit of 10 incentives throughout the Program.
    OR
    B. Apply as a lease: In this case, the end-user would be the applicant and thus must meet the eligibility criteria listed above. The lease agreement between the third-party leasing company and the end-user is required with the CEVforBC incentive applied and properly labelled.

    Once the New Car Dealers Association of BC Program Administrator has verified the documentation, the New Car Dealers Association of BC will reimburse the dealership for incentives provided.
     

  • A copy of the sales or lease contract signed by all parties with an itemization of credits, discounts, and incentives received, if applicable.

6. Ensure modifications are not made or allowed to the vehicle’s emissions control systems, hardware, software calibrations, or hybrid system.

7. Be available for follow-up inspection if requested by NCDABC, BC Ministry of Energy and Mines or the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines’s designee for the purposes of program oversight and accountability.

8. The Dealership submitting the application must be a member in good standing of the New Car Dealers Association of BC.