Transition énergétique Québec

New vehicle rebate

The Québec government is offering individuals, businesses, organization and Québec municipalities a rebate of up to $8,000 on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle.

Please consult the detailed list of eligible new vehicles to determine the exact amount of the rebate now in force for the vehicle models that interest you.

Summary table of current rebates

The amount of the rebate depends on the type of vehicle and conditions such as the vehicle’s selling price, electric battery capacity, model year, year of purchase, and so on. Moreover, the vehicle must be included on the list of eligible new vehicles.

Vehicle type Additional conditions Rebate Amount
All-electric vehicles If the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is less than
$75,000:
$8,000
If the MSRP of the vehicle is between $75,000 and
$125,000:
$3,000
Plug-in hybrid vehicles If the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is less than
$75,000:

the amount of the rebate is calculated according to the electric battery capacity.
$500, $4,000
or $8,000
Hybrid vehicles For the 2017 or earlier model years: no rebate starting with the 2018 model year. $500
Hydrogen-powered vehicles If the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is less than
$75,000:
$8,000
If the MSRP of the vehicle is between $75,000 and
$125,000:
$3,000
Low-speed electric vehicles $1,000
Electric motorcycles $2,000
Limited-speed electric motorcycles (electric scooters) $500

Note on vehicles that are ineligible for the program

Since April 1, 2017, certain vehicles are no longer eligible for the rebate program:

  • all-electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles (commonly called hydrogen-powered vehicles) on which the manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $125,000 or more;
  • plug-in hybrid vehicles on which the manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $75,000 or more.
  • hybrid vehicles for model year 2018 or later.

Low-speed electric vehicles

The low-speed electric vehicles eligible for the program are those authorized to operate on Québec roads. To obtain additional information, please visit the website of the SAAQ This link will open in a new window., which governs such use.

Note concerning electric motorcycles

To be eligible for the program, electric motorcycles must be in the "open motorcycle" or "motor tricycle" category as defined by the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (CRC, c. 1038) and be entirely powered by electricity. They must be designed to travel on not more than three wheels and have a maximum speed of more than 70 km/h.

Note on electric scooters

The electric scooters eligible for the program must be included in the “limited-speed electric motorcycle” category in the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1038)which excludes electric power-assisted bicycles.

To obtain additional information

Another section of the program

An individual who has purchased or leased an all-electric, plug-in hybrid or low-speed electric vehicle or an electric motorcyle may also apply within the framework of this program for financial assistance to purchase and install a 240-volt charging station at his home.

About this program

The Drive Electric Program - now called the Drive Green program - Drive Electric component was officially launched on January 1, 2012. To be eligible for a rebate, the vehicle must be registered in the applicant's name no later than December 31, 2020. To be eligible for the refund granted for a home charging station, the applicant must acquire and have it installed no later than December 31, 2020. Participants can submit their applications until March 31, 2021. Please note that the Drive Green Program could end earlier if the available funds are exhausted.