Federal iZEV incentive update

April 17th, 2019

On April 17, 2019, the Government of Canada launched the new iZEV incentive of up to $5,000 on new Zero Emission Vehicles. Here’s what we know so far:

  • The program is still subject to parliamentary approval, but is expected to be active on May 1st 2019.
  • The full list of eligible vehicles and incentive amounts is available here.
  • Vehicle eligibility is based on the number of seats, base MSRP, exceptions for higher trim models, and ultimately the Minister of Transportation’s discretion.
  • Some large-battery PHEVs (Chevrolet Volt, Chrysler Pacifica) qualify for the full $5,000 incentive, while those with smaller batteries receive $2,500. This is very similar to BC’s CEVforBC incentive.
  • Transportation Canada has a new website to explain the incentive and other new ZEV initiatives.
  • As May 1st approaches, we will keep you updated via the the Plug In BC newsletter and Emotive on Facebook.