The news came Tuesday from current British Columbia Premier, John Horgan, who also explained that the sales targets noted in the legislation are part of a bigger effort to hit ambitious carbon emissions goals. British Columbia plans increase its electric vehicle incentive program for consumers by $15 million this year. British Columbia offers consumers who lease or purchase new hydrogen fuel cell vehicles C$6000, and C$5000 for those who lease or purchase new plug-in hybrid vehicles or battery electric vehicles.
Canada has seen electric vehicle sales double in the second quarter of 2018 compared to last year, according to data firm FleetCarma.
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