$ 94 Million to promote the purchase of electric cars

Avto 28 March, 2018
  • Photo archives Le Journal de Québec, Simon Clark

    Frédéric Mercier

    Wednesday, 28 march 2018 11:48

    Wednesday, 28 march 2018 11:48

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    In the budget tabled yesterday by the government of Québec, a financial assistance of nearly$ 100 Million is provided to continue subsidizing the purchase of hybrid and electric vehicles.

    The government of Philippe Couillard has confirmed the continuation of the program Drive electric until 30 June 2019.


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    Up to this date, the quebec motorists may continue to receive financial assistance of up to 8000$ from the provincial government to purchase an electric vehicle nine.

    In addition, the budget minister Carlos Leitao announced that the pilot project promoting the acquisition of electric vehicles of opportunity will be extended for a year. This investment allows Quebec to receive a credit of$ 4000 to the purchase of certain used cars are fully electric, but only if they have never been registered in Quebec in the past.

    By combining these two ads, what are 94,1 M$ over the next year and a half that have been put in the budget. The Quebec government claims to have hope of achieving his objective of seeing to the registration of 100 000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the province by 2020.

    A generous grant

    In the whole of Canada, only three provinces currently have a grant program to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles. In addition to the Québec, Ontario and British Columbia also have a budget to reward the buyers of such models.

    Ontario remains the most generous, with a discount of up to 14 000$. The province of Quebec comes second, with a maximum grant of$ 8,000 to buyers of all-electric vehicles and some hybrid models rechargeable including the suggested retail price by the manufacturer is less than 75 000$.