Incentives

Please note: The electric vehicle incentives offered in Ontario are provided by the Province of Ontario. Plug’n Drive is not a branch of the Ontario government, we are an independent non-profit organization and we do not have control over how the incentive program is managed. If you have feedback about the incentive program, direct it to the correct government department.

Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program

Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Incentive program offers up to $14,000 off the purchase of a fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The amount of eligible incentive differs by model and is based on electric range, the number of passengers, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price and, if applicable, the duration of the leasing agreement. For more information and to apply, visit: Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program.

Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program

The Province of Ontario offers 50% off the purchase of a home charging station (maximum $500) and 50% off the installation (maximum $500). In order to qualify for the incentive, your station must be inspected by an Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) certified electrician. For more information and to apply, visit: Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program.

Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program

The Province of Ontario offers 80% off the cost to purchase and install an electric vehicle charging station at a workplace up to a maximum of $7,500 per station. The number of incentives a workplace can apply for depends on the number of dedicated employee parking spaces that are available.

On behalf of the Ministry of Transportation, Plug’n Drive delivered a webinar series that contains pertinent information and frequently asked questions for applicants to the program. To receive a copy of the webinar materials, please contact us at info@plugndrive.ca.

Notice (Effective February 23, 2018): Applications have now closed as the program funds have been exhausted. If you have already submitted your application and did not receive a notification of approval, you will be placed on a wait-list (subject to eligibility). Funding may become available as projects are completed or if additional funding is identified.

If you did not apply but are interested in the program, please email WEVCIP@ontario.ca and you will be notified if the Ministry begins accepting applications again.

For more information about the program, visit Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program.

Green License Plate Program

In addition to financial incentives, electric vehicle drivers in Ontario receive a green license plate that allows them to use High Occupancy Vehicle lanes along major highways even when driving alone. For more information about the green license plate program, visit: Green Licence Plates.

Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

The Province of Quebec offers up to $8,000 off the purchase of an electric vehicle. This includes fully electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars, hybrid cars, hydrogen fuel cell cars and electric motorcycles. In Quebec, you also qualify for up to $4,000 off the purchase of a used electric vehicle.  For more information and to apply, visit: Vehicules Electriques.

Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program

The Province of Quebec offers $350 for the purchase of a home charger and $250 for the installation for a combined incentive of $600 off your home charger. For more information and to apply, visit: Vehicules Electriques.

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.

 

Clean Energy Vehicle Program (CEV for BC)

The Province of British Columbia offers up to $5,000 off the purchase of a battery electric, fuel cell electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. For more information, visit CEVforBC.

SCRAP-IT

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 too buy a used electric car. For more information, visit SCRAP-IT.

Speciality Use Electric Vehicle Program

The Province of British Columbia offers between $20,000-$50,000 for speciality use electric vehicles such as heavy duty trucks and buses. For more information, visit Speciality Use Electric Vehicle Program.

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.

Fleet Champions Program

Fleet managers are eligible to receive EV suitability assessments on less than 10 vehicles. For more information, visit Fleet Champions Program.