Policy regarding traded-in ZEVs:
The CEVforBC Program requires participating dealers to track applicants to ensure that the applicant abides by the condition that the vehicle remains plated and insured in British Columbia in the applicant’s name for 12-months from the date of purchase and to collect from non-abiding applicants the repayment of the appropriate amount of the point-of-sale discount that the applicant had received through the Program. The Program only allows individuals to receive one incentive from the program for the life of the program.
If a ZEV is being considered for a trade-in on the purchase of a new ZEV it is best practice before completing a deal to determine if the customer has met the 12-month ownership requirement of the CEVforBC program and if they’ve received an incentive from the Program for a previous vehicle purchase. Dealers can contact the CEVforBC program team to check if the customer has met the 12-month ownership requirement of the CEVforBC program.
If a ZEV is sold under a deal where the applicant is not eligible to receive another incentive or has not met program requirements an incentive will not be issued to the dealer or the incentive payment will be held until the applicant meets program criteria (either meeting the 12 month requirement or repaying the original incentive to the original dealer).