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Federal Incentives to Purchase Hybrid Cars?

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Federal Incentives to Purchase Hybrid Cars?

Are there any rebate/cash back from the Federal Government for the purchase of a hybrid,EV car?
I know Ontario scrapped their program in 2018.

I am in the market for a new SUV and I can't seem to find up to date information online.
Any help would be appreciated.
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there are no federal incentive to purchase a vehicle at this time, nor any time in history as far as I know. Government needs to stop interfering with the market.
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Nothing for now, unless it's a vehicle for business purposes.
Immediate expensing will apply to eligible vehicles purchased on or after March 19, 2019 and before January 1, 2024. Capital costs for eligible zero-emission passenger vehicles will be deductible up to a limit of $55,000 plus sales tax.
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divx wrote:
Mar 31st, 2019 2:31 am
there are no federal incentive to purchase a vehicle at this time, nor any time in history as far as I know. Government needs to stop interfering with the market.
Federal incentives to purchase fuel efficient were introduced in October 2007 e.g. $2000 for a Camry Hybrid. The program applied to vehicles purchased between March 20, 2007 and December 31, 2008.
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To encourage more Canadians to buy zero-emission vehicles, Budget 2019 proposes to provide $300 million over three years, starting in 2019–20, to Transport Canada to introduce a new federal purchase incentive of up to $5,000 for electric battery or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $45,000. Program details to follow.


https://www.budget.gc.ca/2019/docs/plan ... Affordable
To further support businesses’ adoption of zero-emission vehicles, the budget proposes certain zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) be eligible for a full tax write-off in the year they are put in use. Qualifying vehicles will include electric battery, plug-in hybrid (with a battery capacity of at least 15 kWh) or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. This includes light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles purchased by a business and is a bigger deal than it may first seem.
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"To encourage more Canadians to buy zero-emission vehicles, Budget 2019 proposes to provide $300 million over three years, starting in 2019–20, to Transport Canada to introduce a new federal purchase incentive of up to $5,000 for electric battery or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $45,000. Program details to follow. "


https://www.budget.gc.ca/2019/docs/plan ... Affordable

Thank you Bb0231 for your reply and details.
The replies show there is confusion concerning currant incentives.
I am waiting for program details!
Thanks to all who posted.
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Dealerships are giving up to $10K discounts on the Mitsubishi Outlander Phev...how much more in handouts do you need?
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vkizzle wrote:
Mar 31st, 2019 3:50 pm
Dealerships are giving up to $10K discounts on the Mitsubishi Outlander Phev...how much more in handouts do you need?
Do you have a link for that? I'm in the market for an SUV this summer
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mr_raider wrote:
Mar 31st, 2019 5:06 pm
It would actually be cheaper for me to buy in Ontario even though QC has a 4k rebate.
Plenty of stock also.
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anhtuan wrote:
Apr 1st, 2019 4:55 pm
They adding the Pacifica PHEV to the rebate list even though it's more than $45K.

https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/mobile/pacif ... -1.4357882
Either raise it limit to $55K or you are going to see a lawsuit on including a $52K car just because it's made in Canada.

That car is priced between $52-$62K and a fire risk. It's the last car I would like government $ to pour into.
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Xtrema wrote:
Apr 1st, 2019 5:44 pm
That car is priced between $52-$62K and a fire risk. It's the last car I would like government $ to pour into.
So, it'll be a self-sustaining market. :D
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anhtuan wrote:
Apr 1st, 2019 4:55 pm
They adding the Pacifica PHEV to the rebate list even though it's more than $45K.

https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/mobile/pacif ... -1.4357882
Program details not thrashed out yet, easy - just have a higher threshold for 7 seater vehicles which makes sense anyway.
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