How would you like to see more electric vehicle (EV) sales in auto dealerships across Alberta? Did you know that Alberta’s municipalities are eligible for up to $500,000 in rebates for EVs?

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre administers the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities program. We are seeking your support to help build awareness of this program with manufacturers and dealers. The program rebates for municipalities to offset the cost of EVs. This program provides rebates for various types of EVs, including passenger, medium-duty, heavy-duty, low speed, and non-road battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Municipalities in Alberta are eager to transition to EV technology. The City of Leduc, City of Airdrie, and Town of Okotoks recently received EV rebates for a passenger car, an ice-resurfacer and offhighway vehicle. Each municipality in Alberta is eligible to receive up to $500,000 worth of EV rebates. Funding is accessible on a first come first served basis until the summer of 2022, or until funding is fully subscribed. Municipalities can also access funding from the Incentives for ZeroEmission Vehicles Program administered by the Government of Canada. This will allow municipalities to access up to $13,000 off the sticker price of a new passenger vehicle, when combined with our rebate.

As we build awareness of our program with municipalities, we are also notifying manufacturers, distributors, dealerships, and associations involved in the EV industry about this funding opportunity to stimulate supply of EVs. Attached please find a program overview sheet describing our program for dealers and manufacturers. More information about this exciting opportunity is available on our website at mccac.ca.

On behalf of our team at the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre, we appreciate your support and continued collaboration to help municipal fleets transition to EVs.

Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program

 Tables that outline all the financial rebates are found in the guidebook and web page of the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program at https://mccac.ca/programs/electric-vehicles-for-municipalities-program.