Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program

Funding Programs

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

Why participate

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.

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

Funding

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

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.

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

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

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, request a webinar for your next meeting, or register for an upcoming webinar.

See how municipalities are driving electric.

6projects in progress or completed

22passenger models currently eligible

$125,000 in rebates allocated

11 tonnesCO2e of GHG emissions avoided annually

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!