Specialty Use Vehicle Incentives

The SUVI Program is designed to support the adoption of ZEVs in a variety of applications including motorcycles, low-speed vehicles, electric cargo bicycles (cargo e-bikes), utility vehicles, and a variety of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Program enables the purchaser or lessee of an eligible specialty-use vehicle to receive a post-purchase rebate. The rebate is applied to the purchase or lease price of the vehicle after all applicable costs and taxes have been applied. The purchaser / lessee of a vehicle is an individual, business, non-profit, or public sector organization that is based in British Columbia (B.C.) or has a B.C.-based affiliate. Rebates for motorcycle and neighbourhood zero emission vehicle (NZEV) are open to all applicants defined below, whereas rebates for cargo e-bikes, on road medium and heavy-duty vehicles, utility vehicles, airport and port specialty vehicles and some low-speed vehicles (non-NZEV) are only available to businesses, non-profits, or public sector organizations.

Eligible Applicants:

The purchaser / lessee of a vehicle is an individual, business, non-profit, or public sector organization that is based in British Columbia (B.C.) or has a B.C.-based affiliate. All businesses must be licensed to operate in B.C. When applying to the Program, a copy of a valid B.C. business license must be provided if applicable. Business / organization applicants are also required to submit at the time of application: a WorkSafeBC number, valid (not expired) government-issued identification of the applicant and one or more recent (within last three months) utility bills (e.g. electricity, natural gas, telephone, internet). Rebates for motorcycle and NZEV are open to all applicants defined above, whereas rebates for cargo e-bikes, on road medium and heavy-duty vehicles, utility vehicles,  airport and port specialty vehicles and some low-speed vehicles (non-NZEV) are only available to businesses, non-profits, or public sector organizations.

Application Process:

To apply to the SUVI Program, applicants must complete the online application form and provide all necessary supporting documentation. All businesses must be licensed to operate in B.C. When applying to the Program, the following documentation must be provided:

All applicants:

  • Valid (not expired) government-issued identification of the applicant.
  • Final bill of sale that includes VIN, model, name, and address of purchaser/lessee, purchase date, and purchase price.

Organizational Applicants must include all the previous requirements in addition to the following:

  • A copy of a valid B.C. business license must be provided if applicable.
  • A WorkSafeBC number,
  • One or more recent (within last three months) utility bills (e.g., electricity, natural gas, telephone, internet).

For more information, please download the Program Guide here.