Rebates for BC Businesses And Non Profits Going Electric

August 7, 2020

Harbour Air is a leader in clean technology

VICTORIA – BC businesses and organizations wanting to reduce air pollution and save on fuel costs can get rebates for electric vehicles through $2 million in additional funding for the CleanBC Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) program.

Eligible specialty-use vehicles include electric passenger buses, airport and port service vehicles, motorcycles, low-speed utility trucks, and heavy-duty transport trucks. Rebates range from $1,700 to $50,000 per vehicle and are available for businesses, local and regional governments, and non-profit organizations that are purchasing five or fewer vehicles.

With a rebate through the SUVI program, Harbour Air Seaplanes has bought a fully electric, zero-emission passenger shuttle bus from GreenPower Motor Company, a BC-based company that is taking steps to further green technology development, economic activity, investment and job creation. Harbour Air plans to use the shuttle bus to pick up and drop off passengers between Harbour Air’s downtown Vancouver and Richmond locations and the Vancouver International Airport.

“We are standing on the edge of a new era in aviation and sustainable travel. Canada has had a longstanding history in aviation leadership and British Columbia in particular has led the way in its environmental sustainability. We are proud to continue that forward-thinking legacy. This commitment by our government to support local businesses and innovation exemplifies the leadership and dedication required to make meaningful impact,” said Greg McDougall, founder and CEO, Harbour Air

Harbour Air is a leader in clean technology in BC’s transportation sector. It is testing a fully electric seaplane and announced a successful flight of the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft in December of 2019. The flight marked the start of the third era in aviation: the electric age.

The Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive program supports businesses and fleets in adopting specialty-use electric vehicles.


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