The CleanBC Go Electric Commercial Vehicle Pilots (CVP) Program intends to encourage and accelerate the adoption of commercial zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). It is for B.C.-based businesses, non-profits, local governments, Indigenous communities and eligible public entities looking to deploy ZEV technology in commercial applications along with supporting infrastructure. The CVP Program is one of a suite of programs offered under the Province’s CleanBC Go Electric Program, designed to reduce barriers to the adoption of ZEVs to realize both their environmental and economic benefits.
As a requirement of taking part in the program, participants must collect and share data related to the ZEV deployments that will be used to further the understanding of the operational capabilities of commercial ZEVs. The program will have several pre-qualified telematics service providers that meet the data collection requirements. If you would like to be considered as a pre-qualified telematics service provider, please contact [email protected].
There is a total of $19 million in funding available through the CVP Program. Successful applicants are eligible to receive funding support of up to one-third of total costs of their ZEV deployments and/or infrastructure projects. The funding call is expected to support several on-road medium and heavy-duty applications, as well as one or two in the marine, rail, air or off-road categories. The final number and types of applications supported will be at the discretion of the Program Advisory Committee.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Potential and Other Co-Benefits Potential
The potential for GHG emission reductions (based on annual kilometers driven or hours operated, emission intensity of fuel/energy sources and other relevant metrics) that would occur as a result of the proposed vehicle deployment. Additional economic, environmental, community and clean energy co-benefits will be considered in this category of evaluation.
Feasibility of Project Scope and Plan
How well developed and achievable the proposed deployment is, including the timeline for vehicle acquisition and deployment. It will also be based on how the deployment is backed by organizational commitments by the primary applicant to switch to zero-emission technology in their broader operations.
Funding Need and Leveraging
The total funding request, the amount of leveraged external funding support and demonstrated need for the proposed deployment.
Innovation and Enabling of Greater Change
Benefits in terms of enabling longer-term and larger-scale transformation of particular commercial vehicle use cases.