Electric vehicle charging incentive program

Ontario Ends the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle and Charging Incentive Programs

August 31, 2018

Ontario cancelled the cap and trade program to bring gas prices down and help lower costs for Ontario families and businesses. As a result, on July 11, 2018, the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program was cancelled.

As a result of the recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the ministry is to expand the wind-down process for the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program.

Incentives will be provided as long as the following conditions are met:

  • Eligible vehicles were delivered, registered, and plated on or before July 11th; or,
  • Eligible vehicles were on dealer lots in Ontario, or on order by dealers or by customers directly from manufacturers on or before July 11th, and delivered to customers, registered and plated on or before September 10, 2018. These vehicles must be on the ministry approved order list from dealers and manufacturers.
  • Applications must be submitted within 90 days of vehicle registration, plating and delivery.

Ending the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program could save Ontario taxpayers up to an estimated $1 billion over four years.

In addition, the Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program is cancelled effective July 11. Charging stations purchased and/or installed before this date will be eligible to receive incentives if the application is submitted within 60 days of July 11.

Guide and application form

Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program (EVCIP) guide and application form.

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