Light-duty zero-emission vehicles


The Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) Program is continuing until March 31, 2025 (or until available funding is exhausted).

Transportation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, accounting for a quarter of Canada's total GHG emissions with almost half of these emissions coming from cars and light trucks. One way to reduce the amount of transportation-related GHG emissions is to put more zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road.

A ZEV is a vehicle that has the potential to produce no tailpipe emissions. They can still have a conventional internal combustion engine but must also be able to operate without using it.

We consider the following vehicles to be ZEVs:

  • battery-electric
  • plug-in hybrid electric
  • hydrogen fuel cell

Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles Program (iZEV)

In order to encourage the adoption of ZEVs by Canadians and Canadian businesses, the Government of Canada launched the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) Program in May 2019. There are many different makes and models of eligible zero-emission vehicles for purchase or lease that provide consumers with iZEV Program incentives of up to $5,000. For more information on the iZEV Program, please see the “iZEV Program - general information” section below.

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Incentives for purchasing ZEVs

iZEV Program - general information

This page contains information for Canadian residents and businesses about how to make a qualifying purchase or lease under the iZEV Program. It also has information for businesses about the separate Canada Revenue Agency ZEV tax write-off incentive.

Eligible vehicles

iZEV - Eligible vehicles

If you are looking to lease or purchase a new ZEV and would like to know whether it is eligible for the iZEV Program incentive, you can find that information right here.

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Zero-emission vehicle charging stations

Zero-emission vehicle charging stations

Canada already has thousands of ZEV charging and re-fuelling stations and the number of new locations continues to grow. Find out how Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, is helping to make your ZEV journey hassle-free.

Questions and answers for consumers

iZEV - Questions and answers

If you are a dealership representative or if you or your organization are thinking about purchasing or leasing a ZEV that qualifies for the iZEV Program, this page contains answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Program.

Questions and answers for dealerships

iZEV – Program resources for dealerships

This page contains all program resources for dealerships and their representatives. Hyperlinks to the the iZEV Program forms as well as the enrolment and incentive request applications can be found here.

Canada's ZEV sales targets

Canada's ZEV sales targets

Canada is committed to decarbonizing the country's transportation sector and becoming a global leader in ZEVs. As such, the Government of Canada is aiming for 100% of new light-duty sales to be zero-emission by 2035. You can learn more about Canada's ZEV sales targets here.

iZEV Program statistics

iZEV Program statistics

On the iZEV Program statistics page, you can submit a request to receive all ZEV incentives data collected to date.

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