Combining rebates for medium- and heavy-duty EVs
In July 2022, Transport Canada introduced the Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program to encourage the adoption of medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (MHDZEVs) by Canadian businesses and non-profit organizations.
The iMHZEV rebates are determined based on the vehicle class (class 2B to class 8) and includes rebates of up to $200,000.
You can combine federal and provincial rebates
B.C. businesses and non-profit organizations looking to purchase or lease a new medium- or heavy duty zero emission vehicle are allowed to stack the federal iMHZEV rebates with provincial funding support from the CleanBC Go Electric Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) program or the CleanBC Go Electric Commercial Vehicle Pilots (CVP) program.
Combined rebate limits
For eligible vehicles, stacking of funding from the iMHZEV program and a Go Electric program is limited to 75% of the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).
If the combined value of the federal and provincial/territorial rebate exceeds 75% of the MSRP limit, the respective Go Electric program will adjust the rebate amount to respect the stacking limit.
You can't combine two provincial rebates
The stacking of provincial funding from the SUVI program with the CVP program (for the same vehicles) is not permitted.
For example, applicants who receive funding for a vehicle through the CVP program are not permitted to receive funding for a vehicle through the SUVI program.
Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Levels by Class and Program Type
|Vehicle type||Gross vehicle weight rating (lb)||Vehicle examples||iMHZEV||SUVI||iMHZEV + SUVI|
|Federal Maximum Rebate Amount||Provincial Maximum Rebate Amount||Combined Maximum Rebate Amount|
|Class 7/8 Coach Bus||26,001+
Class 8(350 kW and up)
|Dump, cement, heavy conventional, sleeper||$150,000||$100,000||$250,000|
Class 8(under 350 kW)
|Dump, cement, heavy conventional, sleeper||$100,000||$100,000 ($50,000 for Yard Tractors)||$200,000 ($150,000 for Yard Tractors)|
|Class 7||26,001 – 33,000
(11,794 – 14,969 kg)
|furniture, medium conventional||$100,000||$100,000||$200,000|
|Class 6||19,501– 26,000
(8,846 – 11,793 kg)
|Beverage, single-axle vans, rack||$100,000||$100,000||$200,000|
|Class 5||16,001 – 19,500
(7,258 – 8,845 kg)
|Large walk-in, city delivery, bucket||$75,000||$100,000||$175,000|
|Class 4||14,001 – 16,000
(6,351 – 7,257 kg)
|Large walk-in, conventional vans, city delivery||$75,000||$100,000||$175,000|
|Class 3||10,001– 14,000
(4,537 – 6,350 kg)
|Walk-in, conventional vans, city delivery||$40,000||$100,000||$140,000|
|Class 2B||8,501 – 10,000
(3,856 – 4,536 kg)
|Utility vans, full-size pick-ups, step vans||$10,000||n/a||$10,000|