Plug-In NB - Electric Vehicle Rebates
Rebates for Battery Electric Vehicles, Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and EV home charging stations
Are you shopping for a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) combined with an electric vehicle home charging station? You could qualify for rebates available through Plug-In NB (the New Brunswick Electric Vehicle rebate Program) and the iZEV Program from the Government of Canada.
Transportation represents a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions in New Brunswick. The Climate Change Action Plan identifies actions to help reduce our impact on the climate. NB Power is proud to be working on behalf of the Government of New Brunswick to encourage New Brunswick drivers to purchase an electric vehicle. By replacing gas cars with electric vehicles, we reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the vehicles we drive. The goal of this rebate program is to increase the number of electric vehicles in New Brunswick and meet the target of 20,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030.
Starting July 8, 2021, rebates are available to New Brunswickers who purchase or lease a qualifying new or purchase a used electric vehicle at a licensed automobile dealership in New Brunswick. Those who purchase an eligible vehicle can also receive a rebate on the purchase and installation of a home charging station.
Rebate Amounts for Vehicle Purchase
|Vehicle Type||Rebate Amount|
|New BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle)||$5,000|
|New long range PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)||$5,000|
|Used BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle)||$2,500|
|Used PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)||$1,000|
|Electric Vehicle Home charging stations||$750|
Rebate Amounts for Vehicle Lease
|BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) and Long Range PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)|
|Length of Lease||Rebate Amount|
|Short range PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)|
|Length of Lease||Rebate Amount|
Important: The Government of New Brunswick is requiring that lessors retain their vehicle for a minimum of 12 months, or they will have to repay a prorated portion of the incentive.
How to apply for your rebate
Rebates are available for eligible BEVs and PHEVs purchased or leased on or after July 8, 2021.
Initially, those who purchase a vehicle will need to apply for a retroactive payment. Visit the Access your rebate page to begin the rebate application process. Applications must be submitted within 30 days of purchase to qualify and will be provided on a first come-first serve basis.
Rebates will soon be available from auto dealers at the point of sale.
Eligible New Vehicles
The rebate for new EVs will apply to the same makes and models as in the Government of Canada iZEV program.
Specifically, the rebate will apply to:
- vehicles with six (6) seats or fewer, where the base model (trim) Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is less than $45,000. Higher priced versions (trims) of these vehicles, up to a maximum MSRP of $55,000, will also be eligible for a rebate; and
- vehicles with seven (7) seats or greater, where the base model MSRP is less than $55,000. Higher priced versions (trims) of these vehicles, up to a maximum MSRP of $60,000, will also be eligible for a rebate.
Please see the list of eligible vehicles available from the iZEV program.
In all cases, to be eligible for a new EV rebate, all vehicles must also:
- meet all federal and provincial motor vehicle safety standards;
- be intended for use on public streets, roads, and highways; and
- have at least four functioning wheels and be highway capable (e.g., not a low-speed vehicle).
Note that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and electric motorcycles, scooters and off-road vehicles are not eligible for rebate.
*Only electric vehicles purchased or leased from a licensed vehicle dealership located in New Brunswick are eligible for rebates. The sole exception is for models (such as Tesla) that currently can only be ordered online because there is no physical dealership located in the province.
Eligible Used Vehicles
The used EV rebate will apply to any year, make or model of BEV or PHEV that meets the following criteria:
- must be purchased from a dealer licensed in New Brunswick (not a private sale);
- must not have had the New Brunswick used EV rebate previously applied, therefore only one used EV rebate is available per vehicle identification number (VIN);
- licensed dealerships will be required to share the VIN with the Program Administrator to allow for verification of whether the EV has previously had the used EV rebate ;
- the retail price for a used BEV must be between $10,000 and $55,000, regardless of what its original MSRP was;
- the retail price for a used long-range or short-range PHEV must be between $10,000 and $40,000, regardless of what its original MSRP was;
- BEVs have been inspected to evaluate the residual capacity of their batteries with respect to their initial capacity and this information must be disclosed to customers in writing on the bills of sale prior to sales being finalized;
- the EV meets all federal and provincial motor vehicle safety standards;
- the EV is intended for use on public streets, roads, and highways;
- the EV has at least four functioning wheels and is highway capable (e.g., not a low-speed vehicle).
Home 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 charger, 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 charger.
To be considered for this program and be on the list of eligible charging stations, the station must:
- Be a new purchase
- Be a level 2 (208-240V) home charging station
- Be approved by an accredited Canadian certification body (cUL, ULC, cETL, CSA, CQPS)
- Have network connectivity using open source protocol
The number of charging station incentives are limited to the number of EV incentives received by a resident or organization in a 12-month period.
The EV VIN is required to claim the incentive. The name on the invoice must match the name on the EV registration(s) and must be from a Canadian supplier.
The Plug-In NB Rebate Program does not endorse any particular manufacturer or brand. We recommend individuals do their own research to ensure the charger meets their needs. This list is not exhaustive. If you do not see a particular charger on this list and it meets the above criteria, please contact us for a review.
Information for Dealers
Ready to start offering a Point of Sale EV rebate at your dealership? Start the registration process on the Information for Dealers page.
For more information, please see our Program Guidelines.
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.
- Catalogue of every EV model available for sale in Canada
- Cost savings calculator based on postal code
- Database of Canadian EV incentives
- Side-by-side comparison for gas and electric cars
- Public charging station locator