Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Thereʼs never been a better time to go electric! Save up to $7,500 when purchasing an EV in NL

Are you considering an all-electric vehicle? With our EV Rebate Program, now you can save $2,500 on the purchase or lease of a 100% all-electric vehicle and $1,500 for a plug-in hybrid. That means you can save up to $7,500 when you combine our rebate with current federal incentives for the purchase of a new EV.

Youʼll feel great driving an EV, knowing that you are contributing to a greener future for Newfoundland and Labrador. Youʼll feel even better knowing that the majority of the electricity used to charge your vehicle comes from our provinceʼs clean, renewable energy sources. And, electricity is cleaner and cheaper than gas. A 400 km road trip in your EV would cost less than $10 at todayʼs electricity rates if you charged at home! And with 14 public fast-charging stations available from St. Johnʼs to Port aux Basques, itʼs easier than ever to charge on the go. You can drive across the island without ever having to worry about where to plug in next.

Get your rebate and hit the road!

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    About the Program

    Our new EV Rebate Program makes electric vehicles more affordable for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. By increasing the number of EVs on our roads that are powered by clean, renewable energy, we can reduce our carbon emissions and help slow the pace of climate change in the province.

    The rebate is an initiative of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and is administered by Hydro.

    Starting April 1, 2022, rebates are available to eligible individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations or municipalities in NL for:

    • The purchase or lease (minimum 48 months) of a new 100% all-electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid
    • The purchase of a pre-owned 100% all-electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid.

    Rebates will be issued to qualified participants for eligible all-electric EVs and plug-in hybrids purchased on or after April 1, 2022. Electric motorcycles and bikes are not eligible. Completed applications will be accepted from April 1, 2022 to March 15, 2023. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis or until program funding is depleted.

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    To qualify for the rebate:

    • You must be a permanent resident, business, not-for-profit, or municipality in Newfoundland and Labrador*.
    • The new or used 100% all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle must be purchased between April 1, 2022 and March 15, 2023.
    • Applications will be accepted between April 1, 2022 and March 15, 2023.
    • Vehicle must be intended for personal, business, not-for-profit, or municipal use in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    • Vehicle must be registered for use within Newfoundland and Labrador. A copy of your final vehicle permit that lists the VIN and vehicle information from Service NL is required with your application.
    • Only one rebate will be issued per vehicle/VIN number.

    Eligible Electric Vehicles

    • Purchase or lease (minimum of 48 months) of a new** 100% all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
    • Purchase of a used all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
    • Vehicles must be purchased from a licensed vehicle dealership located in Canada. Person-to-person sales that do not include a vendor are not eligible.

    Eligible Models:

    Eligible vehicle models are listed on pages 38-43 of the 2022 Fuel Consumption Guide. Please note, Tesla’s are eligible for this rebate.

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    How to apply for your rebate

    Rebates are available for eligible 100% all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles purchased or leased between April 1, 2022 and March 15, 2023.

    Once you have purchased your EV, you can apply for the rebate online, or by downloading the application form and submitting it by email or mail.

    Your application package must include:

    • A completed and signed rebate application.
    • A copy of the final bill of sale or lease contract from an authorized dealer in Canada, indicating the date of purchase.
    • Proof that your vehicle is registered for use within Newfoundland and Labrador. A copy of the final vehicle permit that lists the VIN and vehicle information from Service NL must be provided; an application or receipt is not proper documentation. It must be the full permit that contains your and your car’s information.

    Applications that do not include all required information could result in a processing delay and possible denial of your rebate application.

    Note: The rebate cheque will be mailed to the address provided on the application. Email is the preferred form of communication and will speed up processing of your rebate. If you do not have an email address, you may list the email of a family member. If listed, you are authorizing us to communicate with them on your behalf.

    Email your completed, signed application to: EVRebate@nlh.nl.ca

    Submit your completed, signed application by mail to:
    Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
    Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro
    P.O. Box 12400
    St. John’s, NL A1B 4K7

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    Frequently asked questions

    Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the EV Rebate Program.

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    More Information

    We’re here to help. To contact a member of our team, email EVRebate@nlh.nl.ca or call our customer service line at 1.888.737.1296 Toll-Free, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Newfoundland Standard Time).

Privacy Notice:
Personal information submitted to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro regarding the EV Rebate Program will only be used for the administration of the Program. Precautions will be taken by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to safeguard against the disclosure of your personal information.

Terms and Conditions:
To be eligible for this rebate, all application information must be completed, and a copy of the final bill of sale for the electric vehicle dated on or after May 31, 2021 must be submitted. The applicant and vehicle must meet all eligibility requirements. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice. Please allow up to 8 weeks from receipt of completed application for rebate cheque. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro or the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador make no representations or warranties regarding any new or pre-owned electric vehicles and are in no way responsible for loss, injury or damage which may result from goods or services furnished or rendered in connection with this Program. NL Hydro reserves the right to potentially limit the number of EV rebates provided to one individual, business, not-for-profit or municipality. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro may visit your home to confirm vehicle ownership at any time within 15 months from when the rebate was processed. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro may ask that the incentive be repaid in the event of a false declaration. Hydro reserves the right to limit the number of EV rebates provided to one individual, business, not-for-profit or municipality.

*Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) are powered by motors that draw electricity from on-board storage batteries. You plug in your BEV to recharge it. BEVs don’t produce emissions from the tailpipe. This means they can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other pollutants that form smog. If the source of the vehicle’s electricity is clean (such as solar or hydro-electric power) the vehicle will have no overall GHG emissions. For a list of current BEVs, visit page 40 and 41 of the Natural Resources Canada 2021 Fuel Consumption Guide.

**This rebate is being offered as part of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Climate Change Action Plan. Eligible applicants must be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, a business, non-profit organization, or municipality in the province that is connected to the island interconnected grid or the Labrador interconnected electricity grid.

***For a vehicle to be considered new, it must be constructed entirely from new parts that have not been the subject of a retail sale and have less than 10,000 km.