Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program

Funding Programs

Reduce the cost of integrating electric vehicles and charging stations in your municipality.

Purchase electric

Driving electric will:

  • Reduce maintenance because the brakes on electric vehicles last much longer and there’s no need for oil changes,
  • drive efficiently because of the regenerative braking that generates energy when you slow down compared to a regular car that wastes energy while slowing down,
  • create a healthier environment for everyone in your community because electric vehicles do not produce tailpipe emissions into the air we all breathe.
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See how municipalities are driving electric.

$208,659 in rebates to municipalities

7Electric Vehicles projects completed by 7 municipalities

21 tonnesCO2e of GHG emissions avoided annually

Tip: Read our blog post that puts five electric vehicle myths to rest.

Who can apply

Municipalities within Alberta are eligible to receive funding for multiple electric vehicles to transition fleet vehicles towards more fuel-efficient options, such as battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Eligible electric vehicles include:

  • Low-speed, non-road battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Passenger battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Medium and heavy-duty battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Charging stations (not for public use)
  • Feasibility studies

Tip: Additional funding is available from the federal government through the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) Program. Municipalities can access both funding sources to receive rebates of up to $19,000 per vehicle.

Funding

Low Speed, Non-Road Battery Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Purchase or lease of new, low speed, non-road vehicles such as electric ice resurfacing vehicles or utility task vehicles.

Type

Examples

Funding

Battery Electric and
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Polaris GEM, CanEV Might-E Truck

30% of costs up to $50,000 per vehicle

Battery Electric Ice Resurfacers

Olympia IceBear Electric, Zamboni Model 450, Engo Electric Ice Resurfacer

30% of costs up to $50,000 per vehicle

Passenger Battery Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Purchase or lease of new passenger vehicles, such as electric sedans, sport-utility vehicles, or trucks.

Type

Examples

Funding
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (battery capacity of 4 to 14.9 kWh) Toyota Prius Prime, Mitsubishi Outlander $7,000

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (battery capacity of 15+ kWh)

Chevrolet Volt, Chrysler Pacifica$14,000

Battery Electric Vehicles (battery capacity of 15+ kWh)

Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, Kia Soul Electric

$14,000

Medium and Heavy-Duty Battery Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Purchase or lease of new medium or heavy-duty vehicles such as electric garbage or yard trucks.

Type

Examples

Funding

Battery Electric and
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

BYD 8R, Lion8 Refuse Truck

30% of costs, up to $300,000 per vehicle

All Battery Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Leased Vehicles)

Lease Period

Portion of

Funding

12-23 Months

25%

24-35 Months

50%

36-47 Months

75%

48+ Months

100%

Charging Stations

Purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging stations at municipal facilities. Charging Station must be accompanied by an application for an eligible Passenger Battery Electric or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles at a 1:1 ratio.

Funding

50% of total pre-GST installed costs up to $2,000 per charger, up to $40,000 per municipality.

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility studies help you explore potential economic and environmental impacts from transitioning to an electric fleet. Get a feasibility study completed by one of the pre-qualified consultants. Only one Feasibility Study per municipality.

Funding

50% of the pre-GST total cost to a maximum of $6,000.

Get started

Tip: Learn more about how electric vehicles work, the benefits and the vehicle types available with the Electric Vehicles Knowledge Guide and compare the costs of gasoline-powered passenger vehicles with electric vehicles using the Electric Vehicles Savings Calculator.

Need a little boost to convince your council? Contact our staff, or request a presentation for your next meeting.

Save money – Save the planet. It’s a win-win.

If this program sounds right for your community apply now and start making a difference today!