As of May 1, 2019, all Canadians qualify for an incentive of up to $5,000 off the purchase of a new fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
- The base model MSRP must be less than $45,000 and the final MSRP after options must not exceed $55,000
- For passenger vehicles with seven or more seats, the base model MSRP must be less than $55,000 and the final MSRP after options must not exceed $60,000
- To qualify for the full eligible incentive amount, you must purchase the car outright or enter into a lease with a minimum duration of 48 months
- This incentive is ‘stackable’ with the existing provincial EV incentives in British Columbia and Québec
Maximum Eligible Federal EV Incentive by Model
|Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron||$2,500|
|Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid||$5,000|
|Ford Fusion Energi||$2,500|
|Ford Focus Electric||$5,000|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||$5,000|
|Hyundai IONIQ Electric||$5,000|
|Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid||$2,500|
|Hyundai Kona Electric||$5,000|
|Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid||$2,500|
|Kia Niro Electric||$5,000|
|Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid||$2,500|
|Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid||$2,500|
|Kia Soul Electric||$5,000|
|MINI Cooper Countryman SE ALL4||$2,500|
|Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid||$2,500|
|smart fortwo Electric||$5,000|
|Tesla Model 3||$5,000|
|Toyota Prius Prime||$2,500|
Please note that Plug’n Drive is not an agency of the government and is not to be considered an official source of information on Canada’s electric vehicle incentive program. Full details about the program can be found on the Government of Canada’s website: Canada – Zero Emission Vehicles.
Clean Energy Vehicle Program (CEV for BC)
The Province of British Columbia offers up to $5,000 off the purchase of a battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and an additional $1,000 for fueling a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. For more information, visit CEVforBC.
Trade in your old gas car for an electric car and receive up to $6,000 to buy a brand new electric car and up to $3,000 to buy a used electric car. For more information, visit BC SCRAP-IT.
Please note that funding for all three charging incentives below has been fully allocated effective July 6, 2018. They have been published here because it is possible new funding will be allocated.
Home Charging Incentive
Receive 75% of the purchase and installation of a Level 2 home charging station to a maximum of $750. For more information, visit Charging Solutions and Incentives.
Multi-Residential Building Charging Incentive
Receive 75% of the purchase and installation of Level 2 charging stations to a maximum of $4,000 per station and a maximum of two stations per property. For more information, visit Charging Solutions and Incentives.
Employee Workplace Charging Incentive
Receive 50% of the purchase and installation of employee charging stations to a maximum of $4,000 per Level 2 station and $2,000 per Level 1 station. For more information, visit Charging Solutions and Incentives.
Used Electric Vehicle Incentive Program
Plug’n Drive, in collaboration with Clean Air Partnership, offers a $1,000 incentive for used electric vehicle purchases. Here is how the program works:
- Attend a free EV 101 seminar (approximately 1 hour) at either our EV Discovery Centre (Downsview, ON) or an EV Roadshow event, to learn about the environmental and economic advantages of electric transportation
- Test drive an EV at no cost and let one of our EV specialists steer you in the right direction
- Purchase a used EV within ‘up-to’* one year of attending a seminar and receive an incentive of $1,000 (subject to conditions and availability)
This program is made possible through the generous support of the M.H.Brigham Foundation. To learn more, visit:
*This incentive is only available to Ontario residents, applies only to EVs with a resale sticker price less than $50,000 and is a limited time offer that will extend only as long as funding permits.
EV Purchase/Lease Incentive Program
The Province of Québec offers up to $8,000 off the purchase of an electric vehicle. This includes fully electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell cars. It also includes electric motorcycles. For more information, visit: New Vehicle Rebate.
Charging Stations at Home
The Province of Québec offers $350 for the purchase of a home charger and $250 for the installation for a combined incentive of $600. For more information and to apply, visit: Home Charging Station Rebate.
Charging Stations at Work
The Province of Québec offers up to $5,000 per wand for the purchase and installation of workplace charging stations. For more information, visit: Workplace Charging Station Rebate.
Used Electric Vehicles Pilot Project
The Province of Québec offers up to $4,000 for the purchase of a used FULLY ELECTRIC car. For more information, visit: Used Vehicle Pilot Project.
The Electric Circuit/Le Circuit Électrique
Through Hydro Québec, the Province of Québec builds and maintains the Electric Circuit, Canada’s first and largest network of public charging stations. For more information, visit: The Electric Circuit.