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. 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?

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. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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%

10. 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.

11. . 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 maximum rebate will remain in effect until March 31, 2022. It may be reviewed at a later date.