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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. Were the rebates modified on April 1, 2020?

No. However, 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. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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?

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.

11. I was unable to register my vehicle, whose MSRP is above $60,000, before April 1, 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Will I still be entitled to a rebate?

Yes. Whatever the reason (delayed delivery, dealership closure, refusal to take possession, closure of Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec service centres), TEQ will approve the applications, provided you can demonstrate that the delivery was scheduled before April 1, 2020. Various documents will be accepted for that purpose, including:

  • an Attestation de transaction avec un commerçant form (ATAC);
  • an e-mail from your dealership that includes the following information: the vehicle identification number, your name and the scheduled delivery date;
  • any other document that indicates the scheduled delivery date.

Important: All of the program's terms and conditions remain in effect. You or your dealer may therefore submit the application only when your vehicle has been registered.

 

12. 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.