- Vehicles costing $60,000 and up will no longer be eligible for a provincial EV rebate in Quebec.
- Fully electric vehicles costing less than $60,000 will keep their provincial rebate of up to $8,000.
- Plug-in hybrid vehicles costing less than $60,000 will keep their provincial rebate of up to $4,000 ($8,000 in some cases).
The Quebec government will be reducing its EV rebate availability by lowering the price cap to $60,000 starting April 1st, 2020. A reminder of the new measure set to take effect is posted on Transition énergétique Quebec’s website.
Until then, buyers of fully electric vehicles in Quebec will benefit from a green-vehicle rebate of up to $8,000 on a car, SUV or truck that carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $75,000, and up to $3,000 if the vehicle’s MSRP is between $75K and $125K. Those who prefer a lease will get the same incentive with a term of 48 months or more, although smaller rebates apply to shorter terms:
48 months and more: $8,000
36 to 47 months: $6,000
24 to 35 months: $4,000
12 to 23 months: $2,000
In the case of plug-in hybrids, all these amounts are cut in half.
On April 1st, all new electrified vehicles costing more $60,000 and up will be excluded from the applicable EV rebates. The list of models that will no longer be eligible will include:
Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback
Audi Q5 TFSI e
BMW 530e xDrive
BMW 745Le xDrive
BMW X3 xDrive30e
BMW X5 xDrive40e
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC
Tesla Model 3 (Long Range and Performance trims)
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
Volvo S60 T8
Volvo S90 T8
Volvo V60 T8
Volvo XC60 T8
Volvo XC90 T8
In other words, if we’re shopping for one of these, we’ll have to get the contract signed before the end of March to benefit from the provincial incentive.
All new battery-electric vehicles with an MSRP under $60K will keep their provincial EV rebate of up to $8,000, while PHEVs get a price break of up to $4,000—or $8,000 in some cases, such as the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the Honda Clarity and the BMW i3 with Range Extender. As usual, these incentives are applied before calculating sales taxes, which means a net savings of $6,802 and $3,401, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Canadian government’s iZEV program is still in effect, adding another maximum of $5,000 in full EVs and $2,500 on PHEVs—also applied before taxes. The price cap on the federal rebate is also set at $60K on select vehicles.