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Frequently Asked Questions – EV Rebate Program

 

Is the rebate administered at point-of-sale when I purchase the vehicle, or do I have to apply?

This rebate is not administered at point of sale. You must apply to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to receive the rebate.

How will rebates be issued?

A cheque will be issued to approved participants within approximately 8 weeks from receipt of application. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro will issue a cheque to the name and address listed on the participant’s application.

Can I qualify for both the federal rebate and the provincial rebate?

Yes, however eligibility requirements differ for both programs. It is important to confirm eligibility details before you apply to help make the purchasing decision that’s right for you. For more information about the Government of Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicles Program, click here.

Do I have to live in NL to qualify for the rebate?

Yes. This rebate is open to residents, businesses, not-for-profits, and municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador, and vehicles must be intended for use in the province.

Can I buy or lease an EV outside of NL and still qualify for the rebate?

Yes, however the vehicle must be registered in Newfoundland and Labrador and be intended for use in the province to qualify for the rebate. Tesla’s do qualify.

I bought an EV before May 31, 2021. Can I still get my rebate?

Rebates are only available for all-electric vehicles purchased between May, 31 2021 and March 15, 2022.

I made a deposit on an EV but haven’t made the final payment or received the vehicle. Am I eligible?

If the final bill of sale for the EV is dated between May 31, 2021 and March 15, 2022, the purchase is eligible regardless of when a deposit was made.

I’m on a waitlist to receive my vehicle, which is expected after March 15, 2022. Am I eligible?

As long as the final bill of sale for your EV is dated on between May 31, 2021 and March 15, 2022, you will be considered eligible for the rebate.

Is there a cap, or limit, on the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) for EVs to qualify for the rebate?

No. There is no MSRP cap on electric vehicles for the provincial rebate. However, it is important to note that eligibility requirements regarding MSRP are in place for the federal iZEV incentive. Please confirm eligibility details for both programs as you make the purchasing decision that’s right for you.

Do plug-in hybrid electric vehicles qualify for the rebate?

This rebate program is an initiative of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Climate Change Action Plan. The primary goal of the rebate is reduce carbon emissions to help slow the pace of climate change in the province. By making EVs more affordable and increasing the number of EVs on our roads, ultimately we can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by traditional gasoline vehicles and our transportation sector in general. The GHG savings of a hybrid electric vehicle are greatly reduced when compared to fully electric vehicles, and therefore only fully electric vehicles qualify for the rebate at this time. To compare the benefits of driving fully electric vehicles to hybrid vehicles, click here.

 

We’re here to help.

If you have questions or would like to speak to a representative about the rebate, contact us at EVRebate@nlh.nl.ca or call a member of our team at 1-888-737-1296.