Who is eligible for this rebate?
Organizations validly incorporated or registered in Canada including organizations such as: private companies, public companies, academic institution, cooperative, community group, electric or gas utility, Indigenous community or business, Industry Association, Municipal government (city, town, village), not-for-profit, provincial government or territory. Federal Government entities, such as Federal Departments, Federal Crown Corporations or Federal Agencies are not eligible for this rebate. A list of federal organizations that are not eligible can be found here.
Can the applicant be an individual?
No. Eligible applicants must be an organization as defined above, and not an individual.
Are home-based businesses eligible for funding?
No. Private residences, even if a business is registered at the same address, are not eligible.
How much funding is available and when will it run out?
The total program budget is $2.6M and rebates for up to 50% of project costs ($1.3M) will be offered until April 30, 2025 or until funds are fully expended.
Can this rebate be stacked with other rebates?
For details related to stacking of funds, please visit our Stacking Rebates page.
How much is the rebate? Is there a limit to the funding?
Yes. This program provides up to 50% of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $100,000 per project. In other words, if your total project cost is $200,000 you can get up to a $100,000 rebate provided all your project costs qualify.
How many applicants will be able to get rebates?
The number of applicants (projects) we can fund depends on the cost of each project proposed (number of chargers, type and other eligible costs). The applications will be reviewed and approved against available funding on a first come first served basis.
Do I already have to have the electric vehicles to apply? What if I’m waiting for an order?
No. Applicants may apply if you can provide evidence that you are procuring zero-emission vehicles.
What types of vehicles qualify?
On-road and off-road commercial and public fleets. This includes but is not limited to: light, medium or heavy-duty vehicles, taxies, last-mile delivery vehicles, municipal utility vehicles, forklifts, airport ground support vehicles, vehicles used in the mining, forestry or farming industries, or ice resurfacers.
What is the definition of a fleet (for the sake of this program)?
On and off-road commercial and public fleets are composed of vehicles that are managed by common ownership. This means all the vehicles in the fleet typically registered in the organization’s name. The vehicles are also insured as a fleet. These fleets are typically used in support of organizational or business operations and activities.
Is there a minimum number of vehicles that qualify for a fleet?
This program does not define the minimum number of vehicles, just the minimum number of chargers that can be installed and that minimum is 1 Level 2 charger capable of charging 2 vehicles simultaneously. See our Qualifying Charger Technology page for details.
What types of chargers qualify?
The chart on our Qualifying Charger Technology page shows the qualifying charger types, technology requirements and maximum funding amounts.
Do the chargers have to be networked?
Yes. On our Program Policies Page you will see the following in the Charging Equipment section. All chargers must be connected which is defined as: Having the ability to communicate to other stations and/or to a server or the cloud through cellular/wireless signal or connected vehicle communications using software to report on usage and/or other capabilities such as providing real-time status of charging stations.
Does this program provide the charging station and equipment for my project?
No. However, applicants can work with our professional installation partners, Foreseeson Technologies to develop a plan and procure the equipment.
Can we use our own in-house staff who are electricians?
Yes. In-house staff can install chargers as long as they are Certified Red Seal Electricians who have taken all the applicable certifications.
Can I get a rebate to replace a charger that’s already been installed?
No. These rebates are for new equipment or an expansion of an existing infrastructure. This program does not provide rebates for replacement of chargers.
What if my fleet has multiple properties/locations? Do I have to apply for each location?
No. You can apply once with multiple property locations providing the applicant/organization is the same for each location. Please note the program funding is limited to $100,000 per application/organization, regardless of the number of locations. Also, the rebate will not be issued until all installations at all locations have been completed.
Are you a government program?
Yes and no. The ZEVIP (Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program) is a Federal initiative lead by NRCan (Natural Resources Canada). As a result of a successful RFP process, SCRAP-IT is administering the EV Fleet Charging Program throughout Western Canada.
Do I have to sign a pledge (like CleanBC) to get a rebate from your program?
Do your rebates change?
Yes. Rebates offered are always subject to change, as they are directly linked to available funding and (often) funding timelines.
Who is SCRAP-IT?
SCRAP-IT is not a government program, it is a not-for-profit independent society which relies on private funding, grants and contributions from a variety of sources, our own treasury, as well as program partners in order to offer clean transportation programs to customers. Our official name is SCRAP-IT Society we are registered in the provinces of BC and Alberta, “doing business as” SCRAP-IT®.
We are new to this, how do we get started?
We suggest you start by using our optional pre-screening tool on our Does My Project Qualify page to learn about some of the requirements and determine if your project qualifies. The information you provide will not be shared unless you specifically request that at the end of the questionnaire.