Used vehicles more attractive as BC cuts new electric vehicle rebates

What you need to know about the cut to electric vehicle rebates in BC

On June 22, 2019 the provincial government cut the value of individual consumer rebates on new electric vehicles by $1,500 to $3,000. Considering buying a new EV? Your out of pocket purchase price effectively went up by the same amount overnight!

Consider a fuel efficient used vehicle

Rebates aside, some prominent vehicle experts actually suggest considering fuel efficient used vehicles if lowering your net environmental footprint is important to you. 

It has been estimated it takes the equivalent of 3750 liters of fuel to create a new hybrid or electric vehicle (Wired 2008). For a used vehicle that “Carbon Debt” has already been paid and transportation from the plant is not required. Consider a well maintained late model vehicle as a responsible choice especially if you need to travel longer distances.

Fuel efficient vehicles that JustCar can frequently source include the Nissan Rogue, Mazda 3 and the Volkswagon GTI.

Find your car among JustCar's recommended high fuel efficiency vehicles in the curated Featured Vehicles gallery at the end of this post.


Other fuel efficient gas vehicles include:

  • Hyundai Elantra Eco
  • Kia Forte FE
  • Toyota Yaris Sedan
  • Honda Fit
  • Honda Civic Sedan 1.5T
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback
  • Mitsubishi Mirage

Heart still set on a new EV? Make sure you get the most for your current car


Did you know that with an official appraisal from JustCar.ca you can get the equivalent value for your trade-in from the dealer of your choice including a Tesla or a BMW?

With the lower rebates the cost of a new electric vehicle in BC has effectively gone up several thousand dollars overnight! As such it is more important than ever that you get top dollar for your trade-ins from a fair and trusted appraisal source. JustCar.ca can appraise your vehicle quickly, and provide a written offer handed to you within the hour.

Discover your car's true value now or call 604.802.8646 to discuss our fast and friendly appraisal service.

See the Featured Vehicles for JustCar's recommended high efficiency vehicles.

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