If you are shopping for electric cars, today is a great day to buy one as the government of Canada starts subsidizing electric cars across Canada no matter where you are in Canada, British Columbia to PEI.
We have recently written about the $5,000 subsidy and criticized the government for only providing subsidies on cars less than $45,000 therefore eliminating Tesla from the subsidies. Government has listened to us as well as other publications and decided to up their subsidy to $55,000 instead.
With this new increased subsidy you can buy Tesla 3 for $5,000 less. The eligible Tesla according to the government website is: 2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range or Standard Range Plus.
The Tesla 3 model now sells for $48,310 therefore you will pay only $43,310 if you decide not to upgrade anything. Even if you upgrade it – make sure only up it to $55,000 to be eligible for $5,000 subsidy. For example the upgrade to autopilot will cost extra $6,600 for a total of $54,910. It will be definitely worth it.
If Telsa is not your thing you can also check out other cars that are being subsidized by the Canadian government. The list of eligible vehicles under the iZEV Program is here and includes amazing cars like Audi A3 Sportback e-tron , Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Volkswagen e-Golf.
For example if you want to buy VW eGolf with 201km range – it will cost you
$36,720 minus $5,000 or $31,720.
This will definitely help people considering buying electric cars across Canada. In Ontario, the newly elected provincial government of Doug Ford, has killed off the electric cars’ provincial subsidies and the sales decreased. Provincial subsidies are still running in Quebec and British Columbia.
You can see all subsidized cars below and their subsidies.
|2018||Audi||A3 Sportback e-tron||Progressiv Technik|
|2018/ 2019||Chevrolet||Bolt||LT (2LT) Premier (2LZ)|
|2018/ 2019||Chevrolet||Volt||LT (2LT) Premier (2LZ)|
|2017/ 2018/ 2019||Chrysler||Pacifica Hybrid||Touring Premium Platinum|
|2018||Ford||Fusion Energi||SE Luxury Titanium Platinum|
|2019||Ford||Fusion Energi||SEL Titanium|
|2019||Honda||Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||Base Touring|
|2019||Hyundai||Ioniq Electric||Preferred Ultimate|
|2019||Hyundai||Ioniq PHEV||Preferred Ultimate|
|2019||Hyundai||Kona Electric||Preferred Ultimate|
|2018/ 2019||Hyundai||Sonata PHEV||Ultimate|
|2019||Kia||Niro PHEV||EX Premium SX|
|2019||Kia||Niro EV||SX Touring EX|
|2017/ 2018/ 2019/ 2020||Kia||Optima PHEV||EX EX Premium|
|2017/ 2018/ 2019/ 2020||Kia||Soul EV||EV EV Luxury EV Sunroof|
|2020||Kia||Soul EV||EV Premium Limited|
|2018/ 2019/ 2020||MINI||Countryman||Cooper S E All4 Cooper SE All4|
|2018/ 2019||Mitsubishi||Outlander PHEV||SE-Base SE Limited Edition SE Touring GT|
|2018/ 2019||Nissan||Leaf||S SV SL|
|2019||Nissan||Leaf Plus||S SV SL|
|2019||Tesla||Model 3||Standard Range Standard Range Plus|
|2018/ 2019||Toyota||Prius Prime||Base Upgrade Technology|
|2018/ 2019||smart||EQ fortwo cabriolet||–|
|2018/ 2019||smart||EQ fortwo coupe||–|
|2018||smart||fortwo electric drive cabriolet||–|
|2018||smart||fortwo electric drive coupe||–|