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General News · 5th July 2009

The BC SCRAP-IT® Program is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by getting older vehicles off the road.

The Program offers qualifying vehicle owners incentives to scrap their older vehicle. The incentive values are based on the greenhouse gas reduction that occurs when an old vehicle is scrapped and an incentive is used as a replacement.

Incentives valued at $2,000 or more are offered for the incentives with the highest greenhouse benefit. These incentives include rebates towards the purchase of very low emission vehicles, transit passes, transit pass / bicycle combination, or an electric bike.
Only For The Rich ?
Comment by Robert Carter on 6th July 2009
The only problem with this program is that the majority of British Columbians either have mortages for newer cars & trucks or are driving older vehicles because they need a truck and can't afford to replace it. $2000 rebate for a fancy bicycle or "green" vehicle just won't cut it if you don't have the rest of the money. I think you'll find that most islanders drive far less than commuters in the lower mainland which is what this program seems to be aiming at. So if you drive your beater 1/10 of the miles of a Vancouver commuter you still come out ahead !