Update: The ZEV program has been updated in 2022

Update: We now have a single page to consolidate Federal/Provincial/Municipal EV related incentive programs.

Starting May 1 2019, the Government of Canada is offering purchase and lease incentives for eligible EV/PHEVs. The particulars are a little… well… particular:

Vehicles with 6 or fewer seats, and a starting price under $45,000, with models up to $55,000 (MSRP) will be eligible. And for 7+ seat vehicles, the starting price threshold is increased to $55,000, so long as the vehicle maxes out at $60,000.

Larger battery vehicles will receive an incentive of $5,000, while those with smaller batteries will receive $2,500.

Dealers will reduce the vehicle by the incentive price – you, the consumer, will have no additional paperwork and will receive the savings immediately.

The eligible vehicles include:

Audi A3 e-tron ($2,500)
Chevy Bolt and Volt ($5,000)
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid ($5,000)
Ford Fusion Energi ($2,500)
Ford Focus EV ($5,000)
Honda Clarity PHEV ($5,000)
Hyundai Ioniq EV and Kona EV ($5,000) and Ioniq PHEV and Sonata PHEV ($2,500)
Kia Soul EV and Niro EV ($5,000) and Niro PHEV and Optima PHEV ($2,500)
Mini Countryman PHEV ($2,500)
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ($2,500)
Nissan Leaf ($5,000)
Tesla Model 3 SR & SR+ ($5,000)
Toyota Prius Prime PHEV ($2,500)
VW e-Golf ($5,000)
Smart EVs ($5,000)

Please refer to Transport Canada for the most up-to-date list.