Comox Valley dealerships involved in clean energy vehicle program

British Columbians in the market for a new vehicle now have the option to participate in a $7.5-million Clean Energy Vehicle program.

British Columbians in the market for a new vehicle now have the option to participate in the $7.5-million Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Point of Sale Incentive Program.Five auto dealerships in the Comox Valley are involved in the program, an initiative of the B.C. Ministry of Environment, LiveSmart BC in partnership with the New Car Dealers Association of BC.The five local participating dealers are Brian McLean Chevrolet Buick GMC, Comox Valley Nissan, Courtenay Toyota, Garf Baxandall Ford and Island Honda.Effective immediately, consumers will receive up to $5,000 off the pre-tax price when they purchase or lease a qualifying new battery electric, fuel cell, plug in hybrid electric or compressed natural gas vehicle.The program, accessible through 199 participating new car dealers across the province, is intended to encourage and accelerate the sale of clean-energy vehicles and technology innovation within British Columbia.  A new website, www.CEVforBC.ca, hosted by the NCDABC, is now available and serves as a central point for consumers wanting to learn more about eligible vehicles and incentives for each vehicle. “This is a very exciting time for new car dealers in B.C.,” says Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. “Manufacturers have been investing in an array of new technologies over the past number of years, including clean energy vehicle technology.”We’re proud to be making this new technology available to B.C. consumers, while at the same time making a significant contribution to the greening of the provincial economy and encouraging manufacturers to choose B.C. when developing and deploying new clean-energy technology.” Vehicles currently qualifying under the CEV Incentive Program include the Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi iMiev, Nissan Leaf, Smart Fortwo, Ford Focus Electric, and Toyota Plug In Prius. Also included are fuel cell technology models such as the Mercedes-Benz B-class F-cell and compressed natural gas models such as the Honda GX, which was recently awarded the 2012 Green Car of the Year title by Green Car Journal.Pure battery-powered electric vehicles such as the Leaf and iMiev have zero tailpipe emissions.Vehicles qualifying for the rebate are anticipated to cost as little as $300 per year in hydro costs compared to upwards of $1,500 per year to fuel a gas-powered car. — New Car Dealers Association of BC

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Karilyn, right, with her older sister, Sabrina. Both siblings are members of the YANA family, after being helped by the community organization on separate occasions. Photo supplied
Siblings both members of the YANA family

Comox Valley non-profit helped Geiger family on separate occasions

A second-floor balcony continues to smoulder after a fire extinguisher was used to get a small balcony fire under control at the Washington Inn Apartments. Brian Hayward, who lives on the third floor, was alerted to the fire by the smell of smoke wafting into his apartment. Photo by Brian Hayward.
Courtenay firefighters respond to balcony fire at Washington Inn Apartments

Firefighters were called out to the Washington Inn Apartments Sunday, April 17,… Continue reading

RCMP forensics investigators scour the site north of Highland School in Comox, where multiple people were stabbed during a party Saturday night, April 16. Photo by Terry Farrell
UPDATED: Multiple stabbings at Comox bush party

Three youths hospitalized after an assault near Highland Secondary

Cumberland is surrounded by trees — and logging. Its council is supporting a call to stop old-growth logging in vulnerable areas of the province such as Fairy Creek. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland backs request to save B.C.’s old-growth forests

The Comox Youth Climate Council is asking local governments to take stand

Danita Bilozaze and her daughter Dani in Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon
Valley woman makes historic name change for truth and reconciliation

First in Canada to be issued new passport under the TRC Calls to Action

In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP)
VIDEO: NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

The $85 million helicopter demo was considered high risk, yet high reward

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The following is a list of restaurants offering take-out and patio dining. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
List of Comox Valley restaurants offering take-out, patio dining options

Restaurants in the Comox Valley continue to adapt to government-imposed restrictions in… Continue reading

Orca 1
Orcas: Our Shared Future finally surfaces at Royal B.C. Museum

Museum dives into the world of the killer whale as delayed feature exhibition now open

New figures show Canadian housing prices outpacing those in other developed countries. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian housing prices fastest rising in the world

Relative to 2000, housing prices have risen by a factor of more than 2.5

Polystyrene has been outlawed as a take-out option for restaurants in Tofino and Ucluelet. (Black Press Media file photo)
Styrofoam done as a takeout option on Island’s Pacific Rim

Tofino and Ucluelet ban polystyrene take-out containers

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
IIO investigating after police dog bites man near Ladysmith

RCMP dog bit man during traffic stop on Friday, April 17

This photo shows crews battling the fire at 7987 Galbraith Cres. that caused extensive damage and displaced six residents early Sunday morning. (Central Saanich Fire/Department Twitter)
Six fortunate to escape terrifying early-morning fire in Greater Victoria

Damage to the duplex extensive with one resident said to be ‘catatonic’ after escaping building

Most Read