British Columbia Brings Back Electric-Car Purchase Rebates

Yesterday, the Canadian province of British Columbia announced the return of its Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) incentive program, effective April 1.
The program's return was the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes efforts by electric-vehicle advocates throughout the province.
The so-called Phase 2 of the program largely restores incentives from Phase 1, which was allowed to expire in the spring of 2014 after the depletion of the initial allocation fund of $12 million U.S. dollars for vehicles and supporting infrastructure.
Funding came from the Innovative Clean Energy Fund – a levy on hydrocarbons that forms part of the province's carbon tax.
The new program should be sufficient to double the 1,700 plug-ins currently on provincial roads.



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