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Lease of 48 months or more = purchase rebate.

Eligibility Requirements

Here is a summary of the conditions governing eligibility for the Drive Electric Program :

  • The applicant must reside in Québec.
  • The vehicle for which a rebate application is submitted must be on the list of eligible vehicles provided on this website.
  • The vehicle must be purchased in Canada.
  • For all-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles, and electric motorcycles, the vehicle for which a rebate application is submitted must be on the list of eligible vehicles provided on this website.
  • All-electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid and low-speed vehicles must be new and registered for the first time in Québec between January 1, 2012, and December 31st, 2020.
  • All-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles must be equipped with a battery with a capacity of 4 kWh or more.
  • Model year 2015 or later hybrid vehicles must have a combined fuel consumption rating that is no more than 6.33 L/100 km.
  • Electric motorcycles must be new and registered for the first time in Québec between October 9, 2015 and December 31, 2020.
  • Demonstration vehicles used by car dealers are also eligible under the program upon their resale if the number of kilometers on the odometer is lower than 10,000 km at the time of the transaction. Electric motorcycles must have below 2,000 km on the odometer at the time of the transaction.
  • Only one rebate application may be submitted per eligible vehicle.
  • The vehicle must remain registered in Québec for a minimum period of:
    • Twelve months for an applicant who acquires two vehicles or less in the same year.
    • Thirty-six months for an applicant who acquires three vehicles or more in the same year.

Vehicles excluded from the program:

  • Vehicles acquired for resale or long-term lease purposes;;
  • Vehicles that underwent an electric motor conversion;
  • Vehicles purchased outside Canada.

The Ministry may require that the financial assistance granted be reimbursed in the event of noncompliance with the program conditions.

Calculation of the amount of the rebate

The following calculation methods are in force from January 1, 2016.

All-electric vehicles

  • All-electric vehicles are eligible for a purchase or lease rebate of $8,000 provided their battery has a capacity of 4 kWh or more.
  • This rebate calculation method came into force on January 1, 2016 and will apply until December 31, 2020.

Plug-in hybrid vehicles

  • A rebate of $500 is granted for the purchase or lease of a plug-in hybrid vehicle with a battery capacity of at least 4 kWh but less than 7 kWh.
  • A rebate of $4,000 is granted for the purchase or lease of a plug-in hybrid vehicle with a battery capacity of at least 7 kWh but less than 15 kWh.
  • A rebate of $8,000 is granted for the purchase or lease of a plug-in hybrid vehicle with a battery capacity of at least 15 kWh.
  • This rebate calculation method came into force on January 1, 2016 and will apply until December 31, 2020.

Non-plug-in hybrid vehicles

  • The rebate granted for a non-plug-in hybrid vehicle is $500. Only hybrid vehicles registered since November 1, 2013 are eligible for a rebate at the time of purchase.
  • Hybrid vehicles of model year 2015 or later must have a combined fuel consumption rating of not more than 6.33 L/100 km.
  • This section of the program will be in force until December 31, 2020 or until 15,000 rebates for hybrid vehicles have been granted.

Purchase or Lease

In order not to penalize consumers who choose to lease their vehicle, electric vehicle rebates are also available for long-term leases.

The rebate amount is calculated based on the lease term. The lease period for the vehicle must be a minimum of 12 months to be eligible for a rebate. A lease of over 48 months makes it possible to receive a rebate equal to the purchase rebate.

For More Information

To find out the exact rebate amount that you could receive, consult the list of eligible vehicles and their respective amounts posted on this Website.

For more information on all the terms and conditions for participating in the Drive Electric program or to learn more about how rebates are calculated, see the Detailed Applicant Guide (PDF Format) or the Normative Framework of the program (PDF Format). Program participants must also sign a certificate acknowledging that they have read and understood all the terms and conditions set out in one of these documents.

To find out how to receive your rebate from your dealer, or to send your application, see the Procedure to Follow section.

The administrative conditions of this program are set out in its Normative Framework (PDF Format).