Announcement also provides new funding for large-scale zero-emission fleet deployments and added incentives for tourism and hospitality industry to offset COVID-19 setbacks British Columbia’s Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) is getting a $31-million cash injection to help local businesses make the switch to electric. The program, part of CleanBC, which is responsible for accelerating the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the province, falls under B.C.’s $10-billion COVID-19 economic recovery plan. Organizations, including local and regional governments, the public sector and non-profits, will now be able to recoup 33 per cent of the cost for each eligible vehicle they buy, up to $100,000. This doubles the previous maximum benefit of $50,000. For the province’s tourism and hospitality industry, which has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the rebate climbs to 66 per cent, or $66,000 for a $100,000 vehicle. “Investing in 21st-century infrastructure through rebates for electric vehicles will mean more tourism businesses can adopt cleaner, greener transportation options for when it is safe to welcome visitors back to super, natural British Columbia,” says Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. Battery-electric or hydrogen-fueled passenger buses, shuttle buses, food delivery trucks and heavy-duty transport trucks, as […]

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