Make zero-emission vehicles more affordable for British Columbians.
Improve adoption rates and availability of the best commercially applicable zero-emission vehicle technology options in B.C.
Accelerate the transition of commercial vehicles across all modes to zero-emission technology and reduce emissions in the commercial vehicle sector.
The CVP Program supports the Province’s CleanBC plan and legislated greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions targets. The targets are GHG emission reductions of 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80% by 2050, relative to 2007 levels.
The CVP Program was designed by the Clean Transportation Branch of the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation to reduce the barriers to switching to ZEVs in the commercial vehicle sector (on- and off-road medium- and heavy-duty vehicles). As a secondary outcome, the CVP Program is designed to gather and share knowledge regarding the deployment and operation of commercial ZEVs to help with the long-term transition of the sector to zero-emission technology. By becoming a jurisdiction that supports the early adoption of commercial ZEVs, the Province is aiming to build relationships with equipment and infrastructure suppliers and become a prioritized destination for the limited number of commercial ZEVs available on the market over the coming years.