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Consumers interested in purchasing a fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle received some good news earlier this year. The federal government established an incentive program, while two provinces—Quebec and British Columbia—still have their own rebate programs.
In Quebec, the provincial government is handing out rebates of up to $8,000 (after taxes) towards the purchase or lease of a fully electric vehicle and for a few PHEVs that have a large battery back. The rest of the plug-in hybrids get a maximum rebate of $4,000. In British Columbia, the government offers a rebate of up to $5,000 (before taxes) for EVs and some PHEVs, while the rest of the electrified market gets a $2,500 incentive. Now, Canada is giving back up to $5,000 (after taxes).
In short, with these very interesting rebates—let’s put aside the debate on whether this taxpayer’s money is well spent or not—as well as more and more models on the market, what deals can be found? Here’s a Top 10 of EV and PHEV dealers for the summer of 2019.
We must point out though that dealer inventory of electrified vehicles might not be very substantial at the moment, so it might take a while for an ordered vehicle to arrive.