Transition énergétique Québec

Frequently asked questions

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. Is it possible to combine the financial assistance provided by the Québec government under the Roulez vert program with the incentive provided under the federal government’s iVZE program?

You can combine the financial assistance provided by the Québec and federal governments for the purchase or lease of a new all-electric, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen-powered vehicle up to $13,000.

You must, however, make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the two 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 iVZE program.

To learn about the federal program, go to the Zero-emission vehicles Ce lien ouvre dans une nouvelle fenêtre. page.

4. Does the new maximum limit of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) that is eligible under the Roulez vert program and that has been in force since April 1, 2020 also apply to companies, municipalities and government agencies?

Yes. However, if you are a company, a municipality or a government agency that operates a vehicle fleet and you are planning to acquire a new electric vehicle whose MSRP exceeds $60,000, you may be able to obtain financial assistance under the Transportez vert program.

5. 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.

6. Why do I have to provide my social insurance number?

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.

7. 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.

8. Will the amount of financial assistance be the same throughout the duration of the program?

There are currently no plans to modify the amount of financial assistance. However, the program conditions may change. Please consult our website regularly for complete details.

9. 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.

10. 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
12 to 23 month
24 to 35 month
36 to 47 month
48 month
lease or longer
All-electric vehicle - - 75% 100% 100%
Plug-in hybrid vehicle - - 75% 100% 100%

11. 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.

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

To be eligible for a rebate, your electric vehicle must have been registered in your name no later than December 31, 2020. The rebate application must be filed before March 31, 2021.

13. Can my dealership charge administrative fees to apply the Roulez vert program rebate to my purchase or lease contract and submit my application?

This practice is not encouraged. However, keep in mind that it is actually quite simple to submit your application using our online services and that it is not mandatory for your dealer to apply the financial assistance from the Roulez vert program to your purchase or lease contract. If you choose to file your application yourself, you will receive a cheque in the mail within approximately four weeks. You will find all the details for filing your application yourself on this page.