Victoria And Saanich Partner To Take Advantage of Electric Vehicle Rebates

Victoria and Saanich are purchasing 13 electric vehicles to cash in on over $100,000 in rebates provided by the Province of BC. The collaboration between the two municipalities will see the City of Victoria purchase nine vehicles and the District of Saanich purchase four, with a rebate of up to $8,250 per vehicle. 

The joint purchase by Victoria and Saanich saves the municipalities thousands in tax dollars upfront on their fleet purchases in addition to the ongoing operating savings from the electrification of these vehicles. An estimated savings of nearly $3,000 per vehicle compared to gas vehicles and seven tonnes less of carbon is projected over the lifetime of the vehicles. This translates into cumulative energy savings of $39,000 and 91 tonnes over the lifetime of the 13 vehicles.

The Request For Proposal can be viewed here