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REBATE for used vehicle

September 15, 2017 - Fully electric 2015 vehicle models are eligible as of now.
Find out all about it!

Application is
submitted
directly by the car dealer

Procedure to Follow

Please read the detailed applicant’s manual (in French only) to learn about the conditions and terms of the pilot project.

The applicant

Individuals, businesses, municipalities and organizations can participate in the used vehicle pilot project.

  • Only one rebate can be granted to an individual for the duration of the pilot project.
  • Businesses, municipalities or organization can obtain up to three rebates.

Rebate transaction and registration

The transaction must be carried out by a car dealer with an establishment Québec. For example, it is not possible to obtain the rebate for a transaction carried out between individuals. The car dealership has no obligation to be tied to an automaker.

The vehicle must be registered in the applicant’s name between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

The vehicle must be registered for the first time in Québec. It must, therefore, come from outside Québec and never have received financial assistance as a new vehicle under the Drive Green program - Drive Electric component. The vehicle can come from the United States, Ontario or any other territory other than Québec.

Attribution of the rebate

At the time of the transaction and with your authorization, your car dealer will fill out for you the application for a rebate on the used vehicle. He will verify your eligibility under the pilot project and confirm the exact amount of the rebate offered.

Your car dealer must attach to your application:

  • a complete copy of your signed purchase agreement or long-term lease;
  • a copy of the SAAQ proof of service or a copy of the signed registration certificate;
  • a copy of the vehicle record in Québec (the history of the vehicle’s ownership) provided by the SAAQ;
  • proof of a full vehicle warranty of at least three years or 40 000 km, whichever comes first, starting on the date of registration in your name;
  • proof that the vehicle was inspected and subject to an inspection or certification by an automaker or an independent car dealer (New!)
  • the completed application form, signed by you and the car dealer, as the case may be.

Certain personal information will also be required.

You must provide your social insurance number (SIN). The information will enable the pilot project manager to identify you and produce an RL-27 slip (“payments from the government”) in your name.

Once the form has been completed, your car dealer will ask you to sign one copy of your application. Your signature will confirm that you authorize the government to pay your rebate directly to your car dealer, who can then deduct the amount of the rebate from the total cost of your vehicle (including applicable fees and taxes).

Applications submitted directly by individuals

If your car dealer does not offer to immediately deduct the rebate from the price of your vehicle, you must complete the rebate application yourself. Take the time to read the detailed applicant’s manual.

Here is the procedure to follow:

  • Fill out the Purchase or lease rebate – Used electric vehicle pilot project form (PDF).
  • Print and sign the form.
  • Be sure to include with the application all of the supporting documents:
    • a complete copy of your signed purchase agreement or long-term lease;
    • a copy of the SAAQ proof of service or a copy of the signed registration certificate;
    • a copy of the vehicle record in Québec (the history of the vehicle’s ownership) provided by the SAAQ;
    • proof of a full vehicle warranty of at least three years or 40 000 km, whichever comes first,  starting on the date of registration in your name;
    • proof that an automaker or an independant car dealer inspected and certified the vehicle.
  • Send your application and the supporting documents to the pilot project manager:

Used electric vehicle pilot project
Transition énergétique Québec
5700, 4e Avenue Ouest, B 406
Québec (Québec) G1H 6R1

Processing of applications

Only complete participation applications will be processed, in the order that TEQ receives them.

A complete participation application comprises a fully completed signed application for participation form accompanied by all of the supporting documents indicated above.

The date of receipt of an incomplete participation application is not considered to determine the order of processing of applications.

Documentation

The pilot project

Transition énergétique Québec is responsible for the pilot project, announced in Budget 2017-2018.

The TEQ Board of Directors approved the normative framework of the pilot project on May 9, 2017.

July 24, 2017 - The conditions governing the inspection and certification of used vehicles have been modified and will be in force for the entire duration of the pilot project.

On September 15, 2017, a change was made to the conditions of vehicle eligibility to advance the eligibility of the 2015 models. These are now eligible for the pilot project if they were licensed in the name of the applicant between September 15, 2017 and March 31, 2018.