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Incentive for light duty vehicles

FortisBC is offering an incentive program for customers purchasing a new factory built compressed natural gas vehicle (CNG) or converting an existing vehicle to CNG. Some examples of vehicles included in this program are:
  • Passenger cars (eg. Honda Civic GX);
  • Pickup trucks (eg.Ford F150);
  • Cargo vans and minivans (eg. Chevrolet Express Van);
  • Forklifts
This incentive program offers limited funding for medium and heavy duty vehicles however FortisBC recommends commercial fleet operators first apply under its heavy-duty fleet incentive program
 

Where can I convert my vehicle?

Qualified conversion specialists include the following companies:

Where can I fuel?

For a map of CNG stations and recent pump prices please visit www.cngprices.com.
Another alternative is to install a fueling station at your residence or place of business. For more information on this product please visit ComTech CNG.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for this program you must be:
  • purchasing a factory-built natural gas vehicle; or 
  • converting a vehicle (five years old or newer) to natural gas that meets federal emissions and air quality requirements.

Incentive calculation

The amount of the incentive would not exceed $10 per gigajoule (or $0.347 per gasoline litre), based on estimated consumption over a one year period, up to a maximum total grant by vehicle type. For example, the maximum grant for a light-duty vehicle less than 10,000 GVWR (lbs) is $2,500.
 

Program eligibility

You may be eligible for this incentive provided you purchase the natural gas within FortisBC's Lower Mainland service area under rate 6.
 
Eligible vehicles include any new, dedicated or bi-fuel, factory produced natural gas vehicle or vehicles with aftermarket conversion kits installed by qualified shops, provided that incentives under this or other incentive programs have not previously been issued for the specific vehicle.

How to apply

  1. Review the Terms and Conditions on the application form
  2. Complete and sign the application form.
  3. Enclose a copy of the BC Motor Vehicles Branch Registration
  4. Enclose a copy of NGV Bill of Sale or Lease Agreement or Conversion Invoice
  5. Scan and email the forms and documentation to:

    Or, mail the forms and documentation to:

    NGT Sales Support 
    C&I Marketing
    FortisBC Energy Inc.
    16705 Fraser Hwy
    Surrey, BC V4N 0E8
There is no close date for this program. You should receive an automated email response confirming our receipt of your application and our anticipated response time for processing your application.