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Used vehicles pilot project

The Québec government has established a pilot project to promote the purchase of used electric vehicles.

You could obtain a government rebate of up to $4 000 if you purchase an eligible used all-electric vehicle.

Under the pilot project, a maximum of 1 000 rebates will be granted between now and March 31, 2019. (NEW!) Find out more about conditions for participation.

Date July 15, 2018
Number of rebates already granted 711
Number of applications in progress 165
Number of rebates still available (estimate) 124

Conditions respecting used vehicles

To be eligible for a rebate, the used vehicle must:

  • be included on the list of eligible used vehicles, that is, it must be all-electric and three or four years old;
  • be purchased or leased from a car dealer with an establishment in Québec;
  • be registered for the first time in Québec at the time of the transaction;
  • be registered in the applicant’s name between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2019;
  • be covered by a full vehicle warranty of at least three years or 40 000 km, whichever comes first;
  • have been inspected and have obtained certification by an automaker or an independent car dealer. (Consult the FAQ for additional information on the condition.)

List of eligible vehicles

Here is the list of used vehicles eligible for a rebate under the pilot project and the amount of the rebate for each model.

Make sure that the vehicle that you plan to purchase or lease is an eligible model that complies with the other conditions under the pilot project.

Purchase or lease

The applicant can purchase or lease the used vehicle.

Special conditions respecting leasing

  • The vehicle must be leased for at least 36 months.
  • For a leasing period of 36 months to fewer than 48 months, the used vehicle rebate is reduced to 75% of the rebate for a vehicle purchase.
  • For leasing periods of 48 months or more, the amount of the rebate is the same as for a vehicle purchase.

Amount of the rebate

The maximum rebate for an eligible used all-electric vehicle is $4 000. The amount may be smaller depending on the manufacturer’s suggested retail price and the leasing conditions, as the case may be.

The rebate granted for a used vehicle is calculated to be equal to 50% of the rebate that would be offered under the Drive Electric Program for the same model of vehicle were it purchased new.

Only one rebate can be attributed per vehicle under the pilot project and the vehicle must remain registered in Québec for at least 12 months if it is acquired for personal use and for at least 36 months if it is purchased for a vehicle fleet (three or more vehicles).

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How to proceed

You can obtain the rebate granted under the pilot project from your car dealer. If your dealer does not offer you the rebate on your contract, you can submit your application directly to us.

The pilot project is also offered to businesses, organizations and municipalities. If you are not an individual, please consult the section reserved for businesses and municipalities.