Used Electric Vehicle Incentive
Get $1,000 Off Your Used EV Purchase
The used electric vehicle (EV) marketplace is on the rise. Plug’n Drive, in collaboration with Clean Air Partnership, offers a Used EV incentive of $1,000 off the purchase of a used fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric car with a re-sale sticker price below $50,000. To qualify for the incentive, all you need to do is meet these four conditions:
Attend a Used EV Seminar
This seminar is free to attend and takes approximately one hour. It covers the basics behind Canada’s electric vehicle industry, the advantages of electric transportation and what to look for when shopping for a used electric car. Visit GoSignMeUp to register for a Used EV seminar near you.
Note that you are welcome to bring friends and/or family and seminar registration is not necessary for them. Only individuals who plan on purchasing an EV and whose name will ultimately be on the bill of sale, insurance and vehicle registration need to register.
Take an EV Test Drive
Test drive an EV of your choice at either the EV Discovery Centre or one of our EV Roadshow events. Most Used EV seminar days include some time before and/or after the seminar for test drives. The EV Discovery Centre is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM. A full list of EV Roadshow events can be found on our Events Calendar.
Purchase a Used EV
All used EVs with a re-sale sticker price below $50,000 qualify. You can purchase your EV from any country, province, website, dealership or private seller. You are free to purchase your EV at any time before or after taking the seminar, so long as the purchase is made on or after April 14, 2019 and within up-to one year.
Claim Your Incentive
Email a photocopy/scan/photo of the following documents to usedEVincentive@plugndrive.ca:
- Bill of Sale
- Insurance Certificate
- Vehicle Registration
- Used EV seminar certificate (the certificate is emailed to you by Plug’n Drive after you complete the seminar and test drive components)
Used EV Seminars
These seminars will cover the basics behind the environmental and economic advantages of electric transportation, help you decide whether a fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric car is right for you and highlight things to watch out for when shopping for a used EV.
Used EV seminars are held at the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre and in various municipalities across Ontario. If you plan on purchasing an electric vehicle and applying for the incentive, you must register for the seminar online at plugndrive.gosignmeup.com. You are welcome to bring friends and/or family with you.
Upcoming Seminar Dates
Ottawa: Saturday, September 21 – 11 AM and 2 PM
Cambridge: Saturday, September 21 – 1 PM
Peterborough: Sunday, September 22 – 1 PM
Toronto: Thursday, September 26 – 6 PM
Orillia: Saturday, September 28 – 1 PM
Orillia: Sunday, September 29 – 1 PM
Toronto: Thursday, October 12 – 10 AM
Guelph: Saturday, September 19 – 10:30 AM/12:30 PM/2:30 PM
Toronto: Thursday, October 24 – 6 PM
EV Test Drive
Experience electric driving first-hand at the EV Discovery Centre or an EV Roadshow event. Most seminar days include time before and/or after the seminar for electric car test drives. It does not matter when you take your test drive, but you cannot qualify for the incentive until you do. This also applies to past or present EV owners.
To take your test drive at the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, visit Showroom Hours.
To take your test drive at an EV Roadshow event, visit: Events Calendar
Find Your Used EV
All used fully electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with a re-sale sticker price below $50,000 qualify for the incentive. There are many classifieds websites that can help you browse used electric cars in your area, including:
These websites have been provided here as a resource, but you are free to purchase your EV from wherever you like (dealership, personal seller, friend/family member, other classifieds website, etc.).
If you are having trouble finding your perfect match, email your preferences to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will forward your specifications to a licensed used car dealership who will do their best to find your perfect match.
Canadian Electric Car Fast Facts
- This incentive is open to Ontario residents only
- All fully electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars with a resale sticker price below $50,000 are eligible
- This incentive runs from April 14, 2019 on until the funding exhausted.
- This program is brought to you by Plug'n Drive, in collaboration with Clean Air Partnership.
- This program is made possible thanks to the support of the M. H. Brigham Foundation
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