Notice - The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for vehicle eligibility for the Roulez vert program will be increased from $60,000 to $65,000 in the near future. For more information

Frequently asked questions

July 1st, 2022 - Amendments to the rebate

1. What changes have been announced for July 1, 2022?

When the 2022-2023 Budget was tabled on March 22, 2022, the Gouvernement du Québec announced that rebate amounts provided for new or used electric vehicles have been revised downwards.

Starting on July 1, 2022, the new rebate amounts will be:

  • $7,000 for a new all-electric vehicle;
  • $5,000, $2,500 or $300 for a new plug-in hybrid vehicle;
  • $3,500 for an all-electric used vehicle.

* Rebate amounts vary depending on battery power for plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Refer to the list of eligible vehicles for the exact rebate for the model you are considering.

2. I ordered a new vehicle but I have not received it yet, what discount will I get?

Regardless of the date you purchase or order your vehicle, it is the date your vehicle is registered that will be taken into account to determine the amount of the rebate you will be granted.

Vehicles registered on or before June 30, 2022 remain eligible for the amounts in effect prior to the 2022-2023 Budget announcement.

The new rebate amounts will apply to all vehicles registered on or after July 1, 2022.

3. Why will rebate amounts change starting July 1, 2022?

Rebates for electric vehicle purchases will decrease on July 1, 2022.

This adjustment reflects the decrease in the average cost of electric vehicles available on the market relative to equivalent gasoline models.

4. Can rebate amounts still change?

Rebate amounts will be amended on July 1, 2022. These new amounts are effective until March 31, 2023.

The government is providing funding for the Roulez vert program until March 31, 2027, from the Electrification and Climate Change Fund.

The terms and conditions of the program and rebate amounts are subject to change by the government, with or without notice. Please check our website regularly for updates.

Purchase or Lease Rebate for a New Vehicle

1. How can I find out if the vehicle I want to buy is eligible for the government rebate?

See the list of new eligible vehicles for the Roulez vert program.

This list is based on information provided by vehicle manufacturers and is updated regularly.

2. What is the maximum limit of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) that is eligible under the Roulez vert program?

Since April 1, 2020, vehicles with manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) above $60,000 are no longer eligible for financial assistance under the Roulez vert program.

Consult the list of new eligible vehicles to determine the current applicable rebate.

3. Are all vehicles eligible for the Québec government program also eligible for the federal government program?

The vehicle eligibility criteria for both programs may be different.

To ensure the eligibility of the vehicle you are considering, refer to the list of eligible vehicles in each of the two programs:

For information on the terms and conditions of the federal program, visit Zero-Emission Vehicles Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre.

4. Is it possible to combine the financial assistance provided by the Québec government with the incentive provided by the federal government?

Yes. You can combine the financial assistance provided by the Québec and federal governments for the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle.

You must, however, make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria for both programs and verify that the vehicle you wish to acquire is included in the list of eligible vehicles under the Roulez vert program and the list of eligible vehicles Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre under the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles Program (iZEV).

4. Can I get the rebate if the car dealer in my region is not a program partner?

If your car dealer does not offer to immediately deduct the rebate from the price of your vehicle, you will have to fill out the application form yourself.

See the procedure.

5. Why do I have to provide my social insurance number? Is financial assistance taxable?

Your social insurance number will be used to produce an RL-27 slip (“government payments”). Revenu Québec requires that the Ministry provide this document when paying a subsidy. The law also requires that individuals provide their social insurance number when an RL-27 slip is issued in their name.

Generally speaking:

  • If you received financial assistance for personal purposes, the amount of the assistance is not taxable and you do not have to take the RL-27 slip into account on your income tax return;
  • If you received financial assistance for business, organization or property operations purposes, the amount of the financial assistance must be deducted from the capital cost of the acquired property to calculate the capital cost allowance.

Should you require additional information regarding the tax treatment of RL-27 slips, please contact Revenu Québec This link will open in a new window. directly.

Finally, financial assistance under the Roulez vert program may be subject to government tax compensation as defined in the Tax Administration Act (TAA), which allows certain amounts to be paid by a public body for the payment of a debt due under a Québec tax law or the Act to facilitate the payment of support (AFPS).

6. Why do I have to provide my email address?

The telephone number and email address allow us to communicate with the participants to obtain, if need be, additional information required to process their application or evaluate the program in which they have participated.

7. Is the amount of financial assistance the same for a purchase and for a long-term lease?

The rebate amount depends on the number of months on the lease.

For example, if a participant chooses a vehicle eligible for a $7,000 purchase rebate and opts for a 24-month long-term lease, he or she will get a $3,500 rebate. Long-term leases of 48 months and over are eligible for the same rebate as a purchase.

Eligible Vehicles
Purchase Rebate Lease Rebate
12 to 23 months 24 to 35 months 36 to 47 months 48 months and over
Percentage 100% 25% 50% 75% 100%

This rule applies if you acquire one or two vehicles in the same year. If you expect to acquire three or more vehicles, go to the following question.

8. Can I apply for a rebate on three or more all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles in the same year?

If you plan on applying for a rebate on three or more vehicles in the same year, each vehicle must be leased for at least 36 months to be eligible for a rebate.

Rebate on Three or More Vehicles in the Same Year
Rebate as a Percentage
Type
of
vehicle
12 to 23 month
lease
24 to 35 month
lease
36 to 47 month
lease
48 month
lease or longer
Purchase
All-electric vehicle - - 75% 100% 100%
Plug-in hybrid vehicle - - 75% 100% 100%

9. How are vehicle taxes calculated?

Applicable taxes are calculated based on the value of the vehicle before the purchase or long-term lease rebate is applied.

10. What is the deadline for submitting a rebate application?

The Roulez vert Program will remain in effect until the budget allocated for this program is completely exhausted or until such time as the Government decide to terminate it, with or without notice.

The rebate amounts will be amended on July 1, 2022. These new amounts will be in effect until March 31, 2023. They could be reviewed afterwards.

To take advantage of the amounts in effect prior to the announcement in the Québec Budget Plan of March 22, 2022, the vehicle must be registered by July 1, 2022.