Vicinity Motor Corp. Announces Eligibility in Transport Canada’s New Incentive Program for Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles
$550 Million Program Offers Point-of-Sale Incentives for Canadian Organizations and Businesses Buying or Leasing Eligible Zero-Emission Vehicles
Vicinity Motor Corp. (NASDAQ:VEV)(TSXV:VMC)(FRA:6LGA) (“Vicinity” or the “Company”), a North American supplier of commercial electric vehicles, today announced that its VMC 1200 Class 3 electric trucks have been approved for the Incentives for Medium and Heavy-duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program administered by Transport Canada, which helps to make buying or leasing zero-emission vehicles more affordable.
The iMHZEV Program offers point-of-sale incentives for Canadian organizations and businesses who buy or lease an approved MHZEV. Before including a vehicle on the list of eligible vehicles, Transport Canada reviews an application from the automaker to certify that the vehicle meets the iMHZEV Program requirements. Incentives range from CAD$10,000 to $200,000 depending on vehicle type. Businesses will have the option to purchase or lease new vehicles under the iMHZEV program, with a maximum of 10 incentives or CAD$1,000,000 available per calendar year per organization.
“The iMHZEV Program is a continuation of the Canadian Government’s substantial efforts to enable organizations and businesses to electrify their fleets,” said William Trainer, Founder and CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp. “The VMC 1200 continues to attract attention from dealers and customers seeking fully electric vehicles for ultra-quiet operation while aligning with clean fleet goals.
“The incentive will provide approximately 50 percent of the cost difference between traditional diesel vehicles and a zero-emission alternative, further assisting fleets as they seek to reduce their carbon footprint. We look forward to offering our Canadian customers the benefits of this additional incentive, making our electric vehicle offering more competitive than ever,” concluded Trainer.
About Vicinity Motor Corp.
Vicinity Motor Corp. (NASDAQ:VEV)(TSXV:VMC)(FRA:6LGA) is a North American supplier of electric vehicles for both public and commercial enterprise use. The Company leverages a dealer network and close relationships with world-class manufacturing partners to supply its flagship electric, CNG and clean-diesel Vicinity buses, the VMC 1200 electric truck and a VMC Optimal-EV shuttle bus. In addition, the Company sells its proprietary electric chassis alongside J.B. Poindexter business unit EAVX, the Company’s strategic partner, for upfitting into next-generation delivery vehicles. For more information, please visit www.vicinitymotorcorp.com.
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