My Electric Car – 3. Purchase & Incentives

We finally went to the dealership to purchase the car! Because of high demand, we had to wait for about 6 weeks for the car to arrive from the factory in Japan.

In Canada, various provinces are providing incentives for the purchase or lease of eligible electric cars – Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP). More information at

The government of Ontario is offering up to $14,000 off the purchase of an EV, plus up to $1,000 off the purchase and installation of a home charging station.

Ontario also launched the Green Licence Plate Program, which enables vehicles to travel on “High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on 400-series highways and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), even if there is only one person in the car. HOV lanes are otherwise reserved for vehicles carrying two or more people. HOT lanes are otherwise reserved for single-occupant vehicles with a permit or vehicles carrying two or more people”. You can read more at

Quebec is offering rebates up to $8,000 and 50% off the cost of a charging station up to a maximum of $600.

British Columbia’s incentive is of up to $5,000 off an EV, and up to $2,500 off a plug-in hybrid.

With all these incentives, it’s a good time to get your EV as well!