Quebec reduces electric vehicle rebate amounts in 2022 budget

Quebec is second to only British Columbia when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) adoption in Canada.

A big reason for that is the province’s generous rebate scheme, Roulez vert, which provides up to $8,000 off the purchase of a qualifying EV. Additional incentives are also available for leasing a new EV or plug-in hybrid, or purchasing a used EV.

Unfortunately all rebate amounts are being reduced, as announced in the provincial budget on Tuesday.

As of July 1 2022, the maximum rebate for a new EV is dropping from $8,000 to $7,000.

The maximum rebate for a plug-in hybrid is dropping even more, from $8,000 to $5,000, while the maximum rebate for a used EV is dropping from $4,000 to $3,500.

These changes are in effect for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Details on the rebates for 2023 and onwards will be announced at a later date.

According to the provincial government, the new figures “reflects the reduction in additional costs of electric vehicles on the market relative to comparable internal combustion models.”

New Quebec policy could spark even more EV sales in the province

Source: Montreal Gazette

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