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New Car Dealers Applaud Reintroduction of Clean Energy Vehicle (CEVforBC) Program

New Car Dealers Applaud Reintroduction of Clean Energy Vehicle (CEVforBC) Program

March 23, 2015

Incentive Program Provides Purchasing Public With More Choices

(Monday, March 23, 2015) Vancouver, BC: The Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, has unveiled a new clean energy vehicle program designed to spur the adoption of this type of auto.

The Clean Energy Vehicle for BC (CEV for BC) incentive program will provide BC residents with up to $5,000 off the pre-tax sticker price for qualifying new battery electric, fuel-cell electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Combined with the recently announced incentive program from SCRAP-IT, purchasers of a new electric can stack each offer to potentially save up to $8,250 when a dealer point of sale incentive is added.

“The CEVforBC program, along with the recently announced incentive program from SCRAP-IT will provide the vehicle purchasing public with more choices,” said Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA). “The Association, on behalf of its dealer members has advocated for purchase incentives based on feedback from the public and we applaud government for acting in such a
positive manner. Many of the vehicles that will be taking part of the program can be viewed at the 2015 Vancouver International Auto Show and we encourage anyone thinking of an electric vehicle purchase to come to the Show.”

The program will be administered by the New Car Dealers Association of BC and will begin April 1, 2015. For more information please visit www.cevforbc.ca.

About the New Car Dealers Association of BC: The NCDA is the provincial industry association that represents more than 350 new car and truck dealers throughout British Columbia. Members of the Association directly employ over 36,000 British Columbians and are responsible for close to $11 billion of retail sales in the province. The Association speaks on behalf of the retail new automotive industry to the public, media, and government, and deals primarily with the legal, environmental, and consumer issues
relating to vehicle sales in British Columbia.

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Media Contact:

Blair Qualey
President and CEO
New Car Dealers Association of British Columbia
T: 604 214 9964
C: 604-897-0852
bqualey@newcardealers.ca

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