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Who else is planning on using the Scrap-It program in BC ?

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The Polestar 2 does not qualify in Canada for the federal rebate nor for the provincial rebate in British Columbia. There is however an interesting program (scrapit.ca) that allows you to get $6,000 dollar for an old vehicle if you bring it in to be scrapped (all details on that website) and replace it by an EV.
In order to be able to use this program, the car dealership needs to register with Scrap-It.
Most electric vehicle brands do (see list also on the Scrap-It website - except Tesla).
The company that will run Polestar in BC (Gain Group out of Victoria, BC) confirmed the following to me:
"We definitely will participate, and we are in the final process to register the business and the sales licences up for Polestar Vancouver. Once they are in place we will register for this program and advise you and the other future owners of the opportunity to register your car for the Scrap-it program".
This is exciting news as I do have a (very) old car which is maybe worth $1,500 for which I can now get $6,000.
I thought this might be useful information for some folks in BC.
 

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Rumours are that the next Federal budget in Canada, coming mid-September, will expand the federal tax credit or rebate program for electric cars. Hopefully, they'll raise the eligibility EV price ceiling to include the P*2.
Now I'm hoping for a bit of a delivery delay to see what happens!
 

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Rumours are that the next Federal budget in Canada, coming mid-September, will expand the federal tax credit or rebate program for electric cars. Hopefully, they'll raise the eligibility EV price ceiling to include the P*2.
Now I'm hoping for a bit of a delivery delay to see what happens!
As much as I would love that, in principle I don't agree with raising the price ceiling. The last thing we really need is more subsidies for households that aren't struggling
 

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Rumours are that the next Federal budget in Canada, coming mid-September, will expand the federal tax credit or rebate program for electric cars. Hopefully, they'll raise the eligibility EV price ceiling to include the P*2.
Now I'm hoping for a bit of a delivery delay to see what happens!
I think that all EVs should pay no taxes for the next 5 or 10 years. Or else the change will take over 100 years making the situation completely pointless. Norway is doing it, many EU countries follow example. It is time for the rest of the world imho.
 

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I think that all EVs should pay no taxes for the next 5 or 10 years. Or else the change will take over 100 years making the situation completely pointless. Norway is doing it, many EU countries follow example. It is time for the rest of the world imho.
Well don't expect us in the U.S. to do anything rational... Especially not before the next election.
 

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Back to the original purpose of this thread. ScrapIt quickly ran out of their allotments in 2020. I was hoping for one, but with the promised August delivery being postponed over and over again , I saw my $6,000 disappear as well. I gave up since the delivery became September, October, definitively November and then before X-mas - so no hope for the $6,000. Guess what - still haven't heard a word about any delivery date and in the meanwhile ScrapIt.ca has decided to repeat this private initiative in 2021 and is announcing on their website that 2,250 allotments of $6,000 will become available. Applications are possible as of January 11th, 2021 (after delivery of your BEV only). The Polestar 2 has been added as an eligible BEV for the program.
The requirements for your old ICE have become more stringent. The listed consumption for cars younger than 2002 need to be above 7.2l/199km (City) to be eligible.
Thank you Polestar for still not having delivered my car ! It's going to make a $6,000 difference for me, that is if my February 2019 pre-ordered car gets delivered in 2021 before the 2,250 allotments are all taken up by other BEV's. That can go quickly - I need you all to Thumbs Up for me so that my car gets delivered at least before Mid - April when I guess the allotments will be gone by.
 
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