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Rebate of up to$8,000

Purchase or Lease Rebate Program

The Drive Electric Program offers a purchase/lease rebate for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and Québec municipalities that want to acquire an all-electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid or low-speed electric vehicle, or an electric motorcycle.

Vehicle type Rebate Amount

All-electric vehicles*

$8 000
Plug-in hybrid vehicles*

$500, $4 000 or $8 000
according to the capacity of the vehicle’s electric battery

Hybrid vehicles* $500
Low-speed electric vehicles $1 000
Electric motorcycles* $2 000

* The vehicle must be included in the list of eligible vehicles.

Elligible Vehicles

This list indicates the amounts of the rebates at the time of purchase and leasing now in force. Only the vehicles mentioned in the list are eligible for the Drive Electric Program.

The list is updated regularly by the program’s administrator according to information provided by the manufacturers of automobiles marketed in Québec.

Low-speed electric vehicles

The low-speed electric vehicles eligible for the program are those authorized to operate on Québec roads. To obtain additional information, please visit the website of the SAAQ, which governs such use.

Note concerning electric motorcycles

To be eligible for the program, electric motorcycles must be in the "open motorcycle" or "motor tricycle" category as defined by the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (CRC, c. 1038) and be entirely powered by electricity. They must be designed to travel on not more than three wheels and have a maximum speed of more than 70 km/h.

To obtain additional information

This page indicates the key conditions to be complied with in order to participate in this government program and benefit from the rebate on the purchase or leasing of a vehicle. It also presents a guide for program participants and the normative framework of the program (the official document describing the program’s administrative rules).

You can obtain the government rebate on the purchase or leasing of a vehicle from your car dealer.  If your dealer did not offer the rebate to which you are entitled, you can submit your application directly.

Another section of the program

An individual who has purchased or leased an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle may also apply within the framework of this program for financial assistance to purchase and install a 240-volt charging station at his home.

The Drive Electric Program was officially launched on January 1, 2012. It will be in force until December 31, 2020 or until the available funds are exhausted.