Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles Program (iZEV)
The federal government’s iZEV program offers rebates of up to $5,000 for Canadians who buy or lease a zero-emissions vehicle. The program continues until March 31, 2025, or until available funding (opens to external site) has been exhausted.
What’s a zero-emissions vehicle?
A zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) is one that has the potential to produce no tailpipe emissions. While it can still have a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE), it must be able to operate without using it.
Battery electric vehicle (BEV)
A fully electric vehicle is powered by an electric motor, and is charged by being plugged into an external electric outlet.
Hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV)
A fully electric vehicle that use a hydrogen fuel cell instead of a battery, and is fuelled using hydrogen gas.
Plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV)
Uses both an electric motor and an ICE. The electric motor is powered by a battery, which is charged by being plugged into an external electric outlet. The ICE is powered by a fuel such as gas.
Does the vehicle I want qualify for the iZEV program?
Check the full list of eligible EVs (opens in a new window) on the Canadian government website.
To qualify, a vehicle must meet the following criteria:
- Classify as a battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
- Be purchased or leased for at least 12 months, on or after its specific eligibility date
- Have a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of less than $55,000 for a passenger car, or $65,000 with higher price trims
- Have an MSRP of less than $60,000 for a station wagon, pickup truck, sport utility vehicle (SUV), minivan, van, or special purpose vehicle, or $75,000 with higher price trims
How do I get the iZEV rebate?
The incentive will be applied at the point-of-sale by the dealership, and will appear on the bill of sale or lease agreement.
Are EV rebates available in my province?
A number of provinces offer rebates for EVs that can be used in addition to the federal government’s iZEV program, so you can increase your savings on an eligible EV.
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