Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program

The Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program provides funding to municipalities to assist their transition to a fleet of Electric Vehicles (EVs). The EVM Program supports more efficient and lower greenhouse gas emitting vehicles, EV Charging Stations, and Feasibility Studies that enable informed decision-making. The EVM Guidebook provides detailed information on eligibility requirements, available funding, and how to apply. Municipalities can apply for both EVM and Federal Incentive Programs, and combine the incentives to get higher rebates.

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Who can participate?

  1. Municipalities: all designated municipalities within the Province of Alberta that meet the definition of "municipality" as per Section 1(1)s of the Municipal Government Act.

What types of projects are eligible to receive funding through EVM?

  • Passenger BEVs and PHEVs: Rebates for the purchase or lease of new passenger vehicles for eligible municipalities in Alberta such as electrically-propelled sedans, sport-utility vehicles, or trucks.
     
  • Medium and Heavy-Duty BEVs and PHEVs: Rebates for the purchase or lease of new medium or heavy-duty vehicles for eligible municipalities in Alberta such as electrically-propelled garbage or yard trucks.
     
  • Low Speed, Non-Road BEVs and PHEVs: Rebates for the purchase or lease of new, low speed, non-road vehicles for eligible municipalities in Alberta such as electrically-propelled ice resurfacing vehicles or utility task vehicles (UTVs).
     
  • EV Charging Stations: Rebates for the equipment purchase and installation of Level 2 (208V or 240V AC) or higher EV Charging Stations at municipal facilities in Alberta.
    EV Charging Stations, must be accompanied by an application for an eligible Passenger BEVs or PHEVs at a 1:1 ratio.
     
  • Feasibility Studies: Rebates are available for a Feasibility Study to inform the municipality of the economic and environmental impacts resulting from a potential transition to an electrically-powered vehicle fleet. Get a feasibility study done from one of the consultants on the Pre-Qualified Consultants List

How much funding is available?

The EVM Program will provide rebates in accordance with the rebate rates in Tables 1 through 6.

Table 1: Passenger BEV and PHEV Rebates (Full Purchase)

Passenger Vehicle Type Vehicle Examples Rebate
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
(battery capacity of 4 to 14.9 kWh)
Toyota Prius Prime, Ford Fusion Energi, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV $4,000
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
(battery capacity of 15+ kWh)
Chevrolet Volt, Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, Honda Clarity PHEV $8,000
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)
(battery capacity of 15+ kWh)
Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, Kia Soul Electric $8,000

 Table 2: Medium and Heavy-Duty BEV and PHEV Rebates (Full Purchase)

 Medium or Heavy-Duty Vehicle Type Vehicle Examples Rebate
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
BYD 8R, Fuso eCanter 25% of pre-GST purchase costs up to $50,000 per vehicle

 Table 3: Low Speed, Non-Road BEV and PHEV Rebates (Full Purchase)

 Low Speed, Non-Road Vehicle Type Vehicle Examples Rebate
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
Polaris GEM, CanEV Might-E Truck 25% of pre-GST purchase costs up to $10,000 per vehicle
Battery Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Ice Resurfacers Zamboni 552AC 25% of pre-GST purchase costs up to $30,000 per vehicle

Table 4: All BEV and PHEV Rebates (Leased Vehicles)

 Lease Period Portion of Rebate
12-23 Months 25%
24-35 Months 50%
36-47 Months 75%
48+ Months 100%

Table 5: EV Charging Station Rebates

 Project Component Rebate Funding Cap
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
(Level 2 or higher)
50% of total pre-GST installed costs up to $2,000 per charger  $40,000 per Municipality

Table 6: EV Feasability Study Rebates

Project Component Rebate
Electric Vehicle Feasibility Study 50% of the pre-GST total cost to a maximum of $6,000. Limit of one Feasibility Study per municipality.

Note: Funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Municipalities are eligible to submit multiple applications.

How do I apply?
Interested participants are invited to submit the EVM Expression of Interest as a first step.

Upon receiving feedback and approval from the MCCAC, please proceed to the EVM Application.

How do I become a pre-qualified consultant?

Interested consultants are invited to review the Pre-Qualified Consultant Requirements and the EV Feasibility Study Requirements as a first step. If interested in participating, please send in a submission that is aligned with the Pre-Qualified Consultant Requirements to contact@mccac.ca.

Can I apply for both EVM and Federal Incentive Programs and combine the incentives?

Yes. Effective May 1, 2019, Transport Canada is providing a point of sale incentive for consumers who buy or lease an eligible electric vehicle. Municipal governments operating fleets can only get up to 10 incentives (10 vehicles) under this Program in a calendar year.

There are two levels of incentive for electric vehicles:

  • Battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and longer range plug-in hybrid vehicles are eligible for an incentive of $5,000
  • Shorter range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are eligible for an incentive of $2,500

There is also funding available for charging stations in locations such as:

  • multi-unit residential buildings
  • workplaces
  • public places; and
  • on-street.

Support is also available for strategic projects for EV and/or hydrogen infrastructure for:

  • corporate fleets
  • delivery fleets; and
  • mass transit.

Learn more about the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles program on the Transport Canada webpage.

Where do I find additional information?
Inquiries may be directed to contact@mccac.ca.