There is a rebate program for the purchase and installation of charging stations in single-family homes, multi-unit residential buildings and workplaces. Most rebates are 75% of costs with a maximum. There is also an information service. Details here.
The new Honda Clarity Electric with range extender gas engine is available now. It has a 17 kWh battery and a 76 km electric range which the gas engine extends to 547 km. It is expected to compete with the Chevrolet Volt.
The program has been renewed for 2018, but the available incentives have been allocated to each participating dealer and the regulations require that you first get the dealer to assign an incentive to your electric vehicle order and then apply to BC SCRAP-IT.
The new 2018 Nissan Leaf has been re-designed with more conventional headlights and a combined acceleration and brake pedal. It has a 40 kWh battery providing 241 km of range.
The new 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf has a 12 - 18 month wait list. It has a 35.8 kWh battery and a 201 km range.
The new 2018 Kia Soul EV has a slightly larger 30 kWh battery which extends its range to 179 km.
The new Electra Meccanica Solo is a single-seat three-wheel auto manufactured in BC. Its 17.3 kWh battery gives it a range of 160 km and top speed is 130 km/h. Suggested retail price is $19,888. The Solo won the Automotive Innovation Award at the recent Consumer Electronics Show.
The new Tesla Model 3 has been introduced with full details and U.S. prices available here. Options include a larger 500 km range battery, upgraded paint and wheels, enhanced autopilot and premium interior with panoramic glass roof, electric seats and surround sound.
The new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is available now. Like the Volkswagen e-Golf, it boasts a 200 km range. There are also hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.