Incentives that Kick Gas

The rewards of going electric may be even bigger than you think. New incentives can save you time and money. Check out what's available in your region.


  • The federal iZEV Program provides a point-of-sale incentive for the purchase or lease of eligible electric vehicles. Consumers can get an incentive of up to $5000 for new battery-electric or longer range plug-in hybrid vehicles (at least 15kWh), and up to $2500 for shorter range plug-in vehicles. Eligible vehicles include new vehicles with six seats or fewer that have a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) less than $45,000 (with a cap of $55,000 for higher-trim versions), and new vehicles with seven or more seats that have an MSRP of $55,000 (with a cap of $60,000 for higher-trim versions). Incentives are available starting May 1 2019.

    Incentives are limited to one per individual. Businesses and provincial and municipal governments are limited to 10 incentives, but will be ineligible for the tax write-off.

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British Columbia

  • The BC SCRAP-IT Program is a voluntary early retirement vehicle program that provides incentives to help British Columbians replace higher polluting vehicles with cleaner forms of transportation. The Program now accepts any model year of vehicles. The Program offers up to $6,000 per EV replacement. See the website for details and requirements on the SCRAP-IT program.
  • The British Columbia Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive Program (SUVI Program) offers rebates for electric vehicles, including motorcycles, buses, cube vans, and forklifts. The Program is available to individuals, and to public and private fleets in British Columbia. Only new vehicles are eligible for incentives. Rebates are up to $50,000 depending on the vehicle type.
  • The Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Incentive Program provides point of sale incentives of up to $3,000 to qualified BC residents, businesses, public agencies and entities (including municipal and regional governments and first nations, but excluding provincial, crown, and federal government agencies), and non-profit organizations for the purchase or lease of eligible electric vehicles with a MSRP under $55,000. The CEV Incentive Program is administered and implemented through a partnership between the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines and the New Car Dealers Association of British Columbia (NCDA).
  • The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre has created the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program to provide funding to municipalities to assist their transition to a fleet of Electric Vehicles (EVs). Funding amount depends on vehicle type.

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  • Rebate:  The Province of Quebec offers a rebate of up to $4,000 for purchasing a used battery electric vehicle. Rebate is first-come, first-served and issued pending on availability of funds. 
  • Rebate: The Province of Quebec offers a rebate of up to $8,000 for purchasing a new electric vehicle that costs less than $75,000. The province of Quebec also offers a $3,000 rebate on battery electric vehicles that cost more than $75,000.