The latest budget presented by the federal government of Canada represents a game changer in the automotive industry, as it includes a new program offering discounts offered to Canadians buying an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
To mark Earth Day 2019, we produced a list of the Top 8 all-electric vehicles eligible for the $5,000 discount offered under the federal government’s new iZEV program, discount that we should mention can be added to the provincial discounts currently available to residents of British Columbia and Quebec. Recall that Ontario also had in place an incentives program for the purchase of EVS, but ended it after Doug Ford’s conservatives took power in that province.
Like the folks in Ottawa who devised the new incentives program, we included only electric vehicles that retail starting at under $45,000, which excludes all of Tesla’s vehicles including the popular Model 3, retailing beginning at $47,600.
See also our Top 10 (12) Electric Vehicles in Canada in 2018