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Resources and rebates to electrify your medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleet

Thinking about electrifying your fleet? Now’s a great time for your organization to develop their fleet electrification strategies. 

With significant fuel savings and less maintenance costs, there’s a strong business case for transitioning to electric fleets. Plus, B.C.’s an advantageous environment for going electric, with reliable, clean, affordable electricity, and a relatively moderate climate that’s ideal for electric vehicle (EV) performance.

We’ve introduced a fleet vehicle electrification program to help you successfully integrate zero emission vehicles into your fleet. Below you’ll find resources to help you create an electrification plan and rebates to fund electrical infrastructure upgrades.

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Rebate programs

Develop your EV fleet strategy

Create a comprehensive roadmap to transition your fleet to electric. Map out the costs and benefits, assess your fleet vehicle inventory and electrical infrastructure, and the outline steps required to get your facility ready for an electric fleet.

Offer summary: Get funding to hire an expert to help create your EV Ready fleet plan.

Fleet type: Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (Class 2b to 8, including pick-up trucks)

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Electrical infrastructure upgrades

Your EV Ready fleet plan will help you identify the electrical infrastructure changes you need to charge the medium and/or heavy-duty electric vehicles you’ll incorporate in your fleet.

Offer summary: Get an electrical infrastructure incentive to fund up to 50% of costs to implement the electrical infrastructure upgrades outlined in your EV Ready fleet plan.

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EV fleet pilot project

We offer funding for temporary fleet evaluation projects to help you assess how medium and/or heavy duty EV’s can be incorporated in your fleet. This program offers custom funding for early-stage, short-duration electric fleet vehicle and charging opportunities.

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Planning resources

Transportation accounts for about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in B.C. and is a significant source of air and noise pollution. The adoption of zero emission vehicles in commercial fleets will play a critical role in reducing emissions and pollution in B.C.

Incorporating electric vehicles into your fleet can:

  • Cut down your use of fossil fuels,
  • Help you meet targets to reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and
  • Add to your business’ overall energy efficiency.

As EV technology evolves, more electric options in the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle classes are available to meet your business needs. Now’s the time for organizations to develop their fleet electrification strategies. The best way to get started is by planning your electrification strategy and infrastructure needs early.

BC Hydro’s fleet electrification guide [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Last updated September 2020

We developed a guide to help organizations understand their EV options and develop a charging plan that meets their needs. It’s intended for fleet managers, energy managers, sustainability leaders, or anyone else involved in your fleet planning.

The guide includes helpful information including:

  • How to develop a fleet electrification plan
  • How to develop a charging plan
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Fleet electrification rates
  • Charging options

Two optional Fleet Electrification Rates are available to businesses, government agencies or other organizations who own or lease and operate electric fleet vehicles or vessels. Your fleet charging must be separately metered and a minimum of 150kW of charging must be installed.

  1. Demand Transition Rate
  2. Overnight Rate

Learn more about these rates

Connect with us

Electricity as a fuel requires careful planning on where and when to charge the EVs in your fleet. Our Key Account Managers and our EV Fleet Team can assist you with planning, site assessments, resources and tools, and electricity billing options.

Reach out early and often

If you have a Key Account Manager, you can reach out to them directly. Or you can contact our EV Fleet Team at evfleet@bchydro.com.