Electric Avenue charged up Kelowna Winter Farmer’s Market

Plenty of clean energy vehicle options were on display at the market

Close to 70 curious folks checked out the future of clean energy vehicle (CEVs) at the Kelowna Winter Farmer’s Market on Saturday, as the market hosted six top of the line CEVs.

The first Electric Avenue for Kelowna’s Winter Farmer’s Market allowed market-­goers to experience electric vehicles, while learning about the government incentive program CEVforBCTM.

“B.C. is a leader when it comes to clean energy vehicles, with not only sales – but also the largest charging network in Canada,” said Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. “It’s important that British Columbians are aware of the savings available to them when purchasing a qualifying vehicle through the CEVforBCTM program.”

Market goers on Saturday had the opportunity for an up-­close experience with the Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul, Chevrolet Bolt, BMW 540e and Ford Fusion Energi, amongst others. Visitors also took the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about owning a CEV and the provincial point of sale incentive program, CEVforBC™.

CEVforBC™ provides point of sale incentives of up to $5,000 (and an addition of up to $1,000 for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles) to qualified B.C. residents, businesses and public agencies for the purchase of a CEV. Over the course of the program, CEVforBC™ has supported the addition of more than 4,000 CEVs on B.C.’s roads.

As of Fall 2017, there are over 25 different vehicle models eligible for provincial incentives, including the models that were featured at the Winter Farmer’s Market Electric Avenue.

The first Electric Avenue for Kelowna’s Winter Farmer’s Market took place alongside a Green Star Dealer awards ceremony. Local dealership, Kelowna Nissan, was presented with their Green Star Dealer Award for Top Battery Electric Vehicle Sales in the Interior.

For more information on CEVforBC™ and to stay up to date on eligible vehicles go here.

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