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The new iZEV program, the Government of Canada is offering discounts of up to $5,000 for the purchase or for the purchase or rental of eligible zero emission vehicles (ZEV). The discount is applied directly to the price of the sticker at the dealership at the time of purchase or rental.

A ZEV is a vehicle that has the ability to produce no exhaust emissions. The ZEV can be equipped with an internal combustion engine, but must be capable of operating without it. The Canadian government considers the following vehicles as ZEVs:

  • battery-electric

  • plug-in hybrid electric

  • hydrogen fuel cell

  • The Scrappage Incentive offers $1,000 when you recycle your old gas car and replace it with a used electric car. This stacks with the existing Used EV Incentive program. Combined, that’s up to $2,000 in incentives for buying a used fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric car.

To benefit from the program, the conditions are as follows:

  • Attend an EV 101—a one hour educational and free seminar—at the Plug’N Drive Discovery Center, or an Electric Car Roadshow event, to learn more about the environmental and economic benefits of electric transportation

  • Complete a test drive of an electric car (at no cost) with one of their EV specialists to guide you.

  • Buy a used electric car in the year following the seminar and receive an incentive of $1,000 (subject to conditions and availability)