Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles Program (iMHZEV)

We know that the higher upfront purchase cost of medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (MHZEVs) can make it difficult to adopt this clean technology. The Incentives for Medium- Heavy-duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program are helping to make it more affordable.

Before including a vehicle on the list of eligible vehicles, Transport Canada has reviewed an application from the automaker and has found that the vehicle meets the iMHZEV Program requirements. Namely, that the vehicle is:

  • a medium or heavy-duty vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of greater than 8,500 lbs.
    • This includes class 2B to class 8 vehicles, including on-road vocational vehicles falling in those classes
      (e.g., refuse trucks, yard/shunt trucks)

To be eligible under the iMHZEV Program, a vehicle must:

  • meet all of Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards;
  • be meant for use on public streets, roads, and highways or other paved surfaces; and
  • be plated and registered in Canada in the eligible recipient organization’s name.

The incentive will be applied at the point-of-sale by the dealership or other authorized sellers such as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and/or vehicle finishers/distributors. It will appear directly on the bill of sale or lease agreement on eligible medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs purchased/leased on, or after, the vehicles eligibility date. The dealer must apply taxes and fees to the purchase or lease before applying the incentive.

The dealer must submit the documentation required to be reimbursed for an incentive provided to an eligible recipient organization at the point-of-sale.

The federal incentive for eligible medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs will be applied in addition to any provincial or territorial incentive offered.

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