About CVP

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.

Program Funding

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 on-road medium and heavy-duty applications, as well as marine, rail, air or off-road categories.

Program Goals

The goals of the CVP Program are to:

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 commercial transport sector in B.C. accounts for approximately 57 percent of all transportation emissions. Due to high capital costs associated with commercial ZEV emerging technology and because of the high cost sensitivity of freight and transportation services in the province, commercial vehicles represent a difficult market to shift to ZEV technology.

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.