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Ontario increases incentives for the Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP)
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As part of a new Climate Change Strategy, Ontario, Canada has just increased incentives for purchasing an electric vehicle as part of their Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP).

The new program applies to both plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles, increasing the previous incentives of $5,000 to $8,500, to a new base level of $6,000 to $10,000.

The EVIP Program applies to:
  • • Vehicles with a battery capacity from 5 to 16 kilowatt-hours (kWh) are eligible for incentives ranging between $6,000 to $10,000 based upon the battery size of the vehicle;
  • • Vehicles with a battery capacity of larger than 16kWh are also eligible for an additional $3,000 incentive;
  • • Vehicles with five or more seats are also eligible for an additional $1,000 incentive;
  • • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $75,000 to $150,000 are eligible for a maximum incentive value of $3,000;
  • • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and PHEVS with an MSRP of $150,000 or greater are not eligible for an incentive; and,
  • • Leased vehicles are eligible for an EVIP incentive. Vehicles with a 12 month lease term will receive 33% of the incentive, 24 month lease term receives 66% of the incentive and leased vehicles with a 36 month or longer term will receive the full incentive.

Applicable vehicle include:
  • • Audi A3 Sportback etron
  • • BMW i3, i8, and more
  • • FCA Pacifica
  • • Ford C-Max, Fusion EV, and more
  • • Chevrolet Bolt, Spark, Volt, and more
  • • Hyundai Sonata PHEV, IONIQ
  • • Mercedes-Benz S550E
  • • Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • • Nissan Leaf
  • • Porsche Cayanne PHEV and Panemera PHEV
  • • Tesla Model X and Model S
  • • Volvo XC90 PHEV

For a full list of vehicles and program details visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation website