Province announces incentives to spur electric sales for dealers


Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation announced it would be providing up to $8,500 in financial incentives to promote electric vehicles sales in the province.

Transportation Minister Kathleen Wynne said last week that rebates would range between  $5,000 to $8,500 for businesses, organizations and individuals that buy or lease a new plug-in electric hybrid or fully electric vehicle after July 1.

Government officials say the program is aimed at getting more hybrids and electric vehicles on the road. In addition to the new rebates, Wynne announced a number of additional measures to support cleaner driving technology, including “green licence plates” permitting drivers into carpool lanes and recharging facilities at GO stations and government parking facilities.

Cash rebates are limited to the first 10,000 applicants. Dealers can find the application forms here  or by calling 1-866-668-8297.

According to a press release from Nissan, its all-electric LEAF will qualify for the full rebate amount.

“At Nissan our goal is to be the leader in zero-emission mobility and with the Nissan LEAF, we are well on our way,” said Mark McDade of Nissan Canada.