FAQs

An individual may receive a maximum of 5 rebates from the SUVI Program. An organization (business, non-profit, public sector organization) may receive a maximum of 10 rebates from the SUVI Program. Requests for more than 10 rebates for organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Yes, to receive a vehicle rebate the vehicle must remain plated, registered, and insured in British Columbia in the applicant’s name for at least 12 months from date of sale for the low-speed vehicle, zero-emission motorcycles, and utility vehicle categories, and at least 36 months for on-road Medium- and Heavy-Duty vehicle and airport and port specialty vehicle categories.

No, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or its authorized licensee must manufacture the vehicle.
Yes, it is possible to extend it for another 6 months. Applicant must supply written notice from the dealer/supplier/point of sale of the delay in delivery and then request for additional 6 months time to reserve fund. Please note that after 2nd reservation, applicant will not be eligible to reserve program funds until vehicles have been delivered.

Yes, tourism operators in B.C. will be eligible for rebates up to 66% of vehicle costs, with the maximum of $100,000 for the on road Medium- and Heavy-Duty  category under SUVI. Please carefully read terms & conditions on the SUVI website, on how to apply for the top up incentive.

The SUVI Program has a limited budget, all applications are subject to available Program funds. As part of StrongerBC, in fall 2020 the SUVI Program received an additional $31 million in funding.
You must apply within 90 days of purchasing the vehicle in order to be eligible for the rebate.

You must have made your order and purchased the vehicle, however, if the vehicle hasn’t yet been delivered you may still apply. Note you will be required to supply the vehicle identification number (VIN) at the time of application or at some point in the future.

Manufacturers wishing to add their vehicle to the eligibility list, must complete the OEM Application.

Yes, it is possible to reserve the SUVI rebate funds for a maximum period of 6 months from the date of purchase order and deposit. Applicant must place a purchase order and make a deposit no less than 10% of the purchase price of the vehicles including taxes and relevant charges before making the application. Please note reserving funds is only available for Medium- & Heavy-Duty vehicles category and not other categories.

NO, rebate funds are only issued once the applicant takes the possession of the vehicle and it is fully paid off. In case of lease, minimum of 36 months lease is required.

A neighbourhood zero-emission vehicle means a vehicle that travels on 4 wheels and is powered by an electric motor that is designed to all the vehicle to attain a speed of 32 Km/hr but not more than 40 Km/hr in a distance of 1.6 Km on a paved level surface.

The Go Electric Specialty Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) program is open to individuals, businesses, non-profits or public sector organizations that are based in B.C. or have B.C based affiliates. Individuals may only apply for neighbourhood zero-emission vehicles under the low-speed rebate category and all vehicles under the zero-emission motorcycle rebate category. All other applicants may apply for rebates in all the available categories.