Environmental impact

Environmental impact

Climate change is a significant priority for the government of British Columbia. The scale of the climate emergency demands urgent action. The Board is reviewing its policies and procedures to support this priority through the regulation of the passenger transportation industry. 

The Climate Change Accountability Act and 2021 Ministerial Order set the Province’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions targets at 40% by 2030, with 27% to 32% for the transportation sector of the economy. CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, the Province’s climate action plan, sets out the pathways to achieving these targets.

The Board will be examining the impacts of the passenger transportation industry on congestion and the environment and is committed to support the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

Did you know?

There are several incentive programs that the passenger transportation industry can use to contribute to climate change goals and subsidize the adoption of clean technology. 

BC Government initiatives include the following:

  • CleanBC Go Electric rebate program, which offers up to $4,000 for individuals and $3,000 per vehicle for businesses to purchase a ZEV (up to ten rebates for fleets).
  • CleanBC Go Electric Fleets Program, which helps cover the costs of fleet assessments, ZEV infrastructure assessment, electrical infrastructure, and charging infrastructure. This program does not stack with some other rebates programs. 
  • CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program, which provides $20,000 for fast chargers available to the public.
  • CleanBC Go Electric Commercial Vehicle Pilots program supports businesses looking to deploy commercial ZEVs, including medium and heavy-duty on-road vehicles along with supporting infrastructure. As part of the program, operational data will be gathered from funded projects and used with the goal of increasing the adoption of ZEVs in commercial fleets in BC.
  • Provincial sales tax are waived for used electric vehicles and applies a higher luxury tax threshold.

The Government of Canada also offers the following initiatives: