There are several subsidy programs available that aim to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles and the deployment of electric infrastructure.

Several financial aid programs are available to help ambulance companies make the transition to electric vehicles. These financial incentives can take various forms, from rebates on the purchase of electric ambulances to subsidies for the installation of charging stations. We’ve compiled them here for you.

Incentive programs FOR electric ambulances PURCHASE

Incentive program for zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles (iMHZEV)

The federal government is offering $100,000 towards the purchase of an eFX electric ambulance.

This incentive will be applied directly to the selling price of the electric ambulance, reducing the amount of the investment. A preliminary eligibility verification procedure is required to validate the granting of the incentive. Once accepted, Demers Ambulances will apply the $100,000 rebate and proceed to claim it from the government.

Important: the number of vehicles financed by the iMHZEV is limited to 10 eligible vehicles (or a maximum of $1,000,000) per calendar year, per organization, all vehicle classes combined.

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INCENTIVE PROGRAMS for the purchase and installation of charging stations

Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP)

Under PIVEZ, NRCan funds 50% of total project costs, up to a maximum of $10,000,000 per project. Here are the maximum funding amounts for fast-charging (DC) stations:

  • Between 20 and 49 kW: up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per station
  • Between 50 kW and 99 kW: up to 50% of total project costs and a maximum of $50,000 per station
  • Between 100 kW and 199 kW: up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $75,000 per terminal
  • Over 200 kW: up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $100,000 per terminal.

To be eligible, the infrastructure project must meet a certain number of criteria and will be subject to a competitive selection process under the terms of ZEVIP.

Please note that the ZEVIP program is closed for 2023 but will reopen in spring 2024, with a closing in summer 2024.

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The information provided regarding government subsidy programs is for informational purposes only. We strongly recommend that our customers refer to the official websites mentioned in the descriptions for complete regulations, updates and specific details on subsidy programs. We disclaim all liability arising from the use or interpretation of this information for financial or legal decisions.


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