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Drive Electric program
Rebate of up to $8,000 on the purchase of an electric vehicle
The Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles Drive Electric program offers a purchase/lease rebate for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and Québec municipalities that want to buy or lease an all-electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid, or low-speed electric vehicle.
Home charging station rebate
Have you purchased or leased an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle? Under the Drive Electric program, you can also take advantage of financial assistance for the purchase and installation of a 240-volt charging station at your home.
Branché au travail program
Are you a business, municipality, or organization that wants to install charging stations for your employees’ electric vehicles? You may be eligible for financial assistance through the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles Branché au travail program.
Find a charging station
Québec has an extensive public charging infrastructure comprising over 750 stations allowing motorists to charge their vehicles on long trips. This includes the Electric Circuit, featuring over 540 public 240- and 400-volt charging stations powered by clean, renewable energy from Hydro-Québec. Stations are located in partner parking lots all across Québec. In addition, an electrified corridor with six charging sites—including five equipped with fast charging stations—has been set up along Highway 40 between Québec City and Montréal.
Benefit from reserved lanes
As of November 27, 2014, electric vehicles with a green license plate can use the reserved lane on the Robert-Bourassa Highway in Québec City, no matter how many passengers are on board.
This initiative was launched during a pilot project to determine whether a reserved lane would improve traffic flow and be safe for all motorists.
The preliminary findings of the pilot project were so promising that ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports will allow electric vehicles to use reserved lanes on certain stretches of the following highways by late 2015:
- Northbound Hwy. 15
- Eastbound Hwy. 20
- Northbound Hwy. 25
- Southbound Hwy. 25
- Eastbound Route 116
- Eastbound Route 132
- Westbound Hwy. 440
- Northbound Hwy. 740
- Southbound Hwy. 740
Provide free access to toll bridges on autoroute 25 and autoroute 30, and to the ferry services of Société des traversiers du Québec as of January 1, 2016.