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.


Federal

  • Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) provides a $5,000 rebate for a new battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to reduce the cost of purchasing and using an electric vehicle (EV) in the Northwest Territories. Pre-approval is required.

  • 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.

  • The NRCan Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) provides funding up to $5,000 per connector to offset the cost of purchasing and installing 20 or more Level 2 charging stations and up to $50,000 for each DC fast chargers (DCFC) at workplaces, multi-unit residential buildings, and for light-duty fleets. Applications for this competitive funding opportunity are due June 11,2020 so reach out to ChargePoint or Authorized ChargePoint reseller for support with your application.

  • The NRCan Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI) provides funding up to $50,000 to offset the cost of purchasing and installing an EV direct-current (DC) fast chargers along Canada's highway corridors. Applications for this competitive funding opportunity are due July 23, 2020 so reach out to ChargePoint or Authorized ChargePoint reseller for support with your application.


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Alberta

  • 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.
  • The Electric Vehicle Charger and E-Bike Rebate (ECEB) Program offers rebates on Level 2 chargers for single-family homes and small multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs – 4 units or less). The rebate applies to Existing homes (lesser of $600 or 50% of the installed cost – before tax), capped at one per household as well as New construction (lesser of $300 or 50% of the installed cost -before tax), capped at five per organization per calendar year and it must be pre-approved (limit of 1 per residence).

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British Columbia

  • The BC SCRAP-IT Program is a voluntary early retirement vehicle program that can provide up to $6,000 in incentives to help British Columbians replace higher polluting vehicles with cleaner forms of transportation.  See the website for details and requirements on the 2020 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 applicants for the purchase or lease of eligible electric vehicles with a MSRP under $55,000. 

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Quebec

  • 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.