Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program

Funding Programs

Reduce the cost of electric vehicles and charging stations with our program. Municipalities in Alberta can get funding for:

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility studies help you explore potential economic and environmental impacts from transitioning to an electrically-powered vehicle fleet. Get a feasibility study completed by one of the pre-qualified consultants.

Passenger Battery Electric Vehicles and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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

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

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

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

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

Electric Vehicles Charging Stations

Purchase and installation of EV Charging Stations at municipal facilities. Electric Vehicles Charging Stations must be accompanied by an application for an eligible Passenger Battery Electric Vehicles and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles at a 1:1 ratio.

6projects in progress or completed

22models currently eligible

$125,000 in rebates allocated

11 tonnesCO2e of GHG emissions avoided annually

Why is this program important?

According to the Electric Vehicles Association of Alberta, there are a number of reasons why going electric is so important for municipalities, including:

  • Reduced fuel and maintenance costs.
  • Regenerative braking generates energy when you slow down which is much more efficient than the way regular cars reduce speed, which wastes energy.
  • Little to no maintenance as brakes on electric vehicles last much longer and there’s no need for oil changes.
  • Eliminating tailpipe emissions into the air we all breathe.
  • Creating a healthier environment for everyone in your community.

How does it benefit you?

Municipalities can combine incentives from both this program and Federal Incentive Programs to get higher rebates.

How does it work?

Rebates vary depending on the vehicle you buy. The following tables outline potential options through this program:

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, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

$4,000

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

Chevrolet Volt, Chrysler Pacifica PHEV

$8,000

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)
(battery capacity of 15+ kWh)

Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, Kia Soul Electric, Hyundai Kona EV

$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

Olympia IceBear Electric, Zamboni 552AC, Engo 170SX Electric

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 Feasibility 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.

After reading the Guidebook, you can submit an Expression of Interest as a first, non-committal step to learn more about the program. Upon hearing back from the Action Centre, you can move on to the Application.

Webinar

Need a little boost to convince your council to drive electric? The Action Centre created this webinar that lays out everything they need to know. You can also request a webinar for your next meeting or register for an upcoming webinar.

Successful Projects

See how no municipality is too big or too small to participate.

See more in the Project Showcase

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!