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.”
Source: Montreal Gazette