2011: Clean Energy Vehicle Program is introduced in British Columbia

The BC Government unveiled the CEV Program in December 2011 as a catalyst for establishing CEVs such as fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the B.C. market and building a foundation for significantly reducing GHG emissions in the personal vehicle sector. The program provides purchase incentives for British Columbians who choose a qualifying electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, as well as support investments in charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructures, as well as investments in research, training and outreach. This program is intended to encourage and accelerate the adoption of clean energy vehicles in British Columbia for both their environment and economic benefits. The program’s vision is to stimulate the market such that by 2020, 5% of new light duty vehicle purchases in British Columbia are clean energy vehicles.