The BC Government is investing in its Clean Energy Vehicle Program.
Jen Grebeldinger with the Community Energy Association hopes the $10 million investment will offer incentives for people to buy a clean energy vehicle to make use of their network of charging stations in the Kootenays.
“They’re supporting more British Columbians to take the financial leap, because it still is a bit more expensive to buy an electric car. So this up to $5,000 for a full electric car can do a lot to bring that price point down.”
Grebeldinger adds she’s happy to see all levels of government lending support to clean energy vehicles.
“Just viewing what regions across the province are doing certainly indicates that it’s worthwhile to have another provincial investment because communities across the province are now getting behind electric vehicles, both from local governments and regional governments as well.”
The province’s recent investment follows last year’s commitment of $40 million for the Clean Energy Vehicle Program, with $27 million going towards the vehicle incentive program.
The program offers up to $5,000 for the purchase of a new electric or plug in hybrid vehicle and $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle.
A transition to clean energy vehicles is part of the province’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
– Jen Grebeldinger – Communications Lead, Community Energy Association