All electric vehicle (EV) incentives and rebates available in Canada right now

EV rebates Canada

One of the keys to increasing electric vehicle (EV) adoption is government incentives. Canadians are fortunate enough to have a federal EV incentive program that offers up to $5,000 off the purchase of qualifying vehicles.

You can get even more money off your purchase depending on where you live in Canada.

Below is a list of all federal and provincial electric vehicle incentives currently available in Canada. Special thanks to Dan from Northern Tesla for compiling all this information. Check out his video, with all the information below.

(Last updated April 30, 2021)

Federal (Canada-wide)

As mentioned, the Government of Canada has the iZEV program which offers up to $5,000 off a qualifying vehicle.

To qualify, a vehicle must be priced under $45,000. Any vehicles of the same trim level priced up to $55,000 also qualify. For Tesla, that means the Standard Range (SR) and Standard Range Plus (SR+) Model 3 qualify.

You can learn more here.

British Columbia

With the highest rate of EV adoption in North America, buyers in BC can get up to $3,000 off eligible EVs priced under $55,000. For Tesla, that means the Standard Range (SR) and Standard Range Plus (SR+) Model 3 qualify. You can learn more here.

The province also provides a rebate of 50% (up to $350) on the purchase and installation of a qualifying level 2 EV charger. You can learn more here, or if you are a customer of FortisBC you can learn more here.

BC also has the Scrap-It program, which provides a $6,000 rebate when you scrap you old gas car at the time of purchase. There are certain conditions that need to be met (e.g., insured for six months prior), and it is only available at select dealerships (Tesla does not qualify).

You can learn more here.

Alberta

The only incentive currently available is for Edmonton residents. The city has a $600 rebate for home EV charging stations. The program ends May 31, 2021.

You can learn more here.

Saskatchewan

No incentives currently available. Instead, you will have to pay an annual tax of $150 starting October 2021.

Manitoba

No incentives currently available.

Manitoba Hydro does off a loan of up to $3,000 to install a level 2 home charger.

You can learn more here.

Ontario

Plug ‘N Drive offers up to $2,000 off the purchase of a used EV up to $50,000 in Ontario. Buyers can get $1,000 off if you attend a free EV seminar, and another $1,000 if you scrap your old gas car. You can learn more here.

Quebec

Quebec has the highest rebate in Canada with the province offering $8,000 off a new EV, or $4,000 off a used EV. EV owners can also get $600 off a home charging station.

You can learn more here.

Nova Scotia

The Electrify Nova Scotia Rebate Program only started in March 2021 and offers $3,000 off a new EV or $2,000 off a used EV. The province follows the same criteria as the federal iZEV rebate. You can learn more here.

New Brunswick

Launched in July 2021, Plug-in NB offers up to $5,000 off the purchase of a new EV or long range plug-in hybrid. The program also offers up to $2,500 off a used EV or short range plug-in hybrid. The province uses the same list of eligible vehicles as the Government of Canada.

You can learn more here.

Prince Edward Island

Only launched in April 2021, P.E.I. offers $5,000 off a new EV. There are no price limits on the program, but the EV must be purchased from an Island dealership, meaning only used Tesla purchases qualify. EV buyers will also receive a free level 2 charger, but must pay for the installation. The province also has no registration fees for EVs, a savings of $100.

You can learn more here.

Newfoundland and Labrador

No incentives currently available.

Yukon

The Yukon has a rebate program that offers $5,000 off a new EV priced under $55,000. Unlike other provinces, the EV can even be purchased outside of the province and still qualify. If you do buy one out of province, buyers can get up to $1,500 off the cost of importing the EV.

The province also offers a rebate of 50% (up to $750) off the purchase and installation of a level 2 home charger.

You can learn more here.

Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories offers a $5,000 rebate on the purchase of a new EV, and $500 off a level 2 home charger. Unlike other programs, owners must apply for these rebates after their purchase.

You can learn more here.

Nunavut

No incentives currently available.

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