The New Car Dealers Association of B.C. (NCDA), has announced the 2017 recipients of the Clean Energy Vehicle for B.C. (CEVforBC) Green Star Dealer Awards for their outstanding work in the sale of clean energy vehicles.
The Green Star Awards, presented by the Clean Energy Vehicles for BC Point-of-Sale Purchase Incentive Program (CEVforBC) recognize New Car Dealer selling the highest number of Clean Energy Eligible Vehicles annually across all brands, by provincial region, including the most Improved Dealership (Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Interior and Northern BC).
The Green Star Award recipients for Battery Electric Vehicle Sales (BEV) and Plug-in Electric Hybrid Sales (PHEV) for 2017 sales are:
- Top BEV Sales—Vancouver Island—Campus Nissan (BEV)
- Top PHEV Sales—Vancouver Island—Dave Wheaton GM Victoria (PHEV)
- Top BEV Sales—Lower Mainland—North Shore Kia (BEV)
- Top PHEV Sales—Lower Mainland—Dueck Downtown (PHEV)
- Top BEV Sales—Interior—Kelowna Chevrolet (BEV)
- Top PHEV Sales—Interior—Kelowna Chevrolet (PHEV)
- Top BEV Sales—Northern—Terrace Totem Ford (BEV)
- Top PHEV Sales—Northern—MacCarthy Motors (PHEV)
- Most Improved Dealership—Dueck Downtown
“Growth in the ownership of electric vehicles is integral to reducing greenhouse gases,” says Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
“Through a variety of provincially-funded initiatives, including the CEVforBC program, the number of clean energy transportation options is increasing for all British Columbians. Thank you to all of B.C.’s new car dealers for their support of the program, and congratulations to the dealership winners of the 2017 CEVforBC Green Star Dealer Awards.”
“The Green Star Award is a significant achievement in the sales of Clean Energy Vehicles in British Columbia. Congratulations to all our winning dealerships for this prestigious Award,” said Blair Qualey, President & CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. It’s thanks in large part to dealers such as those who are being honoured today that B.C. has the highest per capita sales of clean energy vehicles in Canada.”
The 2017 CEVforBC Green Star Dealer Award winners were acknowledged at the Vancouver International Auto Show’s opening night celebration, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
One of the main reasons seen for the increase in EV sales is the incentive programs available to consumers including the CEVforBC program, which is funded by the Province of B.C. and administered by the New Car Dealers Association. CEVforBC offers up to $5,000 to B.C. residents who purchase or lease an eligible new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and up to $6,000 for fuel cell, hydrogen vehicles.