Be part of the change

See what assistance, funding, and other benefits are available when you go electric.

Drive an electric

Purchase or Lease

Rebate of up to $8,000 on the purchase of a new electric vehicle

Drive Electric offers a purchase/lease rebate for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and Québec municipalities that want to buy or lease an all-electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid, hydrogen-powered or low-speed electric vehicle. Electric motorcycles and scooters are also eligible. Consult the the List of eligible new vehicles.

Home Charging Station

Financial assistance up to a maximum of $600.

Have you purchased or leased an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle or an electric motorcycle? Did you buy the vehicle new or used? Under the Drive Electric program, you can also take advantage of financial assistance for the purchase and installation of a 240-volt charging station at your home.

Branché au travail

Are you a business, municipality, or organization that wants to install charging stations for your employees’ electric vehicles? You may be eligible for financial assistance through the Branché au travail program.

Find a charging

Québec has an extensive public charging infrastructure comprising over 1 700 stations allowing motorists to charge their vehicles on long trips. This includes the Electric Circuit, featuring over 840 public 240- and 400-volt charging stations powered by clean, renewable energy from Hydro-Québec. Stations are located in partner parking lots all across Québec.

Electric Circuit

Benefit from reserved lanes

As of November 27, 2014, electric vehicles with a green license plate can use the reserved lane on the Robert-Bourassa Highway in Québec City, no matter how many passengers are on board.

This initiative was launched during a pilot project to determine whether a reserved lane would improve traffic flow and be safe for all motorists.

The preliminary findings of the pilot project were so promising that ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports will allow electric vehicles to use reserved lanes on certain stretches of the following highways by late 2015 :

  • Northbound Hwy. 15
  • Eastbound Hwy. 20
  • Northbound Hwy. 25
  • Southbound Hwy. 25
  • Westbound Route 112
  • Eastbound Route 116
  • Eastbound Route 132
  • Westbound Hwy. 440
  • Northbound Hwy. 740
  • Southbound Hwy. 740

Provide free access to toll bridges on autoroute 25 and autoroute 30, and to the ferry services of Société des traversiers du Québec as of January 1, 2016.