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When does the EV rebate program start?

Starting on July 8, New Brunswick residents and eligible organizations who purchase or lease an eligible EV can receive a rebate. Initially, the rebates will be available through an online application process and will eventually be available at the point-of-sale (i.e., applied at time of purchase).

How long will the program last?

Plug-In NB is projected to be a three-year program. Rebates are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and will remain available until the program budget is exhausted or the program is terminated.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the EV rebate, the applicant must be a New Brunswick resident, and the vehicle must be purchased from a licensed dealer in New Brunswick. Businesses registered in New Brunswick, non-profit organizations, municipal governments, and First Nations are also eligible. There is a limit of 10 new EV and 10 used EV rebates for organizations in a 12-month period.

Eligible new Tesla models that can only be ordered online do qualify for the rebate so long as the vehicle is sold to a New Brunswick resident, municipality, First Nation, or provincially registered business or non-profit.

What vehicles are eligible?

The rebate for new EVs will apply to the same makes and models as in the Government of Canada iZEV program.

How much are the rebates?

People who purchase or lease new qualifying battery electric vehicles and long-range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles can receive up to $5,000. People who purchase or lease new short-range plug-in hybrids can receive up to $2,500. Those who buy used battery electric vehicles can receive up to $2,500 and purchasers of used plug-in hybrid electric vehicles can receive up to $1,000.

People who receive a provincial rebate are also eligible for a rebate of up to $750 for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 home charger.

How long will it take to process the rebates?

Customers should submit their rebate application within 30 days of the EV purchase or lease. We expect rebates to be processed within 4 to 6 weeks after the application is received.

How does the New Brunswick EV rebate program work with other programs in Canada?

The Plug-In NB program can be combined with the Government of Canada iZEV program, resulting in up to $10,000 in combined rebates.

What if I bought an eligible EV before July 8, 2021? Can I still get my rebate?

No. The provincial rebate program took effect on July 8, 2021. Only purchases or leases of eligible EVs on or after this date will qualify for rebates. You may be eligible for a rebate from the Government of Canada iZEV program.

If I have made a deposit already but have not made final payment, and have not yet received the EV, am I eligible?

If the final bill of sale for the EV is dated on or after July 8, 2021, the purchase is eligible regardless of when a deposit was made. For questions related to your bill of sale, please speak with your EV dealer.

Can I purchase or lease an EV outside of New Brunswick and still qualify for the rebate?

No, only EVs purchased or leased within New Brunswick from a licensed dealer are eligible.

However, eligible new Tesla models that can only be ordered online do qualify for the rebate so long as the vehicle is sold to a New Brunswick resident, municipality, First Nation, or provincially registered business or non-profit.

I am an automobile dealer; how do I register to offer rebates at point-of-sale?

Once you complete your online registration you will receive instructions detailing how to submit a claim to be reimbursed for rebates.

How does the New Brunswick rebate work with the federal iZEV incentive program?

The EV rebate will be applied to eligible new EVs in addition to any federal rebates offered under the iZEV program. So, an eligible new BEV or long-range PHEVs can receive $5,000 from the Province of New Brunswick in addition to $5,000 from the iZEV program, for a total of $10,000.

Is there a limit on how many vehicles I can purchase or lease and still receive a rebate?

Individuals can only receive one new vehicle rebate rebate and one used vehicle rebate in a 12-month period.

Businesses, municipal governments, First Nations, and non-profits can receive up to 10 new vehicle rebates and 10 used vehicle rebates in a 12-month period.

If I buy a used EV through a private sale, can I get a rebate?

No, only used EVs purchased from a licensed New Brunswick vehicle dealer are eligible.

How do I obtain the Level 2 charging station rebate?

Residents or organizations who receive a vehicle rebate through the Plug-In NB Rebate Program are eligible to claim 50% of the cost to purchase and install one new level 2 EV charging station, up to a maximum of $750. Take this short quiz on ChargeHub to find out if you would benefit from owning a Level 2 home charging station.

What is an Electric Vehicle (EV)?

EVs are vehicles that get their power from electricity instead of gasoline or diesel. Instead of filling up the tank they can be recharged by being plugged into an external source of electricity, such as a wall socket. There are two major types of EVs:

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), which have only an electric motor and no internal combustion engine; and

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which have both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine).

Hybrid vehicles that cannot be plugged in to charge their battery are not considered EVs under this rebate program.