Canada’s newly announced $5,000 incentive for electric vehicles is officially going into effect on May 1st next month and the federal government has released the list of eligible vehicles.

Tesla vehicles are officially ineligible for the incentive.

As we reported last month, the Canadian federal announced a new $5,000 incentive for electric cars with a $45,000 price limit, which virtually excluded Tesla vehicles.

Now the government has released all the details about the incentive:

“To be eligible for incentives, a vehicle must have a base-model manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $45,000 for passenger vehicles with six or fewer seats, and less than $55,000 for vehicles with seven or more seats. For eligible vehicles with six or fewer seats, higher priced versions (trims) are eligible as long as the final manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $55,000 or less.”

All the most popular electric vehicles, except for Tesla’s vehicles, are eligible for the incentive.

Even the Chevy Bolt EV, which starts has an MSRP of $46,945 CAD in Canada, is officially eligible for the federal incentive.

The federal government incentive can also be added on top of other provincial incentives.

For example, the Chevy Bolt EV would start at only $34,000 CAD in Quebec, which is the equivalent of ~$25,500 USD.

Tesla Model 3, which is now by far the most popular all-electric vehicle in Canada, starts at $53,700 on the website, but the automaker claims to still be selling the base Model 3 for $47,000 as an off-the-menu item offline.

We contacted Tesla about them possibly working with the government to make Model 3 eligible for the incentive, like the Bolt EV, and we will update if we get an answer.

Here are all the electric vehicles are eligible on the government website:

Model Year Make Model Trim Fuel Type Seating Capacity Battery Size equal to or above 15 kWh Incentive for Purchase or 48 month Lease Incentive for 12 Month Lease Incentive for 24 Month Lease Incentive for 36 Month Lease
2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Progressiv Technik PHEV 5 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2019 Chevrolet Bolt LT (2LT) Premier (2LZ) BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2019 Chevrolet Volt LT (2LT) Premier (2LZ) PHEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2017/ 2018/ 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Premium Platinum PHEV 7 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2018 Ford Fusion Energi SE Luxury Titanium Platinum PHEV 5 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2019 Ford Fusion Energi SEL Titanium PHEV 5 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2018 Ford Focus Electric BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2019 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Base Touring PHEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Preferred Ultimate BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2019 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Preferred Ultimate PHEV 5 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Preferred Ultimate BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2019 Hyundai Sonata PHEV Ultimate PHEV 5 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2019 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium SX PHEV 5 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2019 Kia Niro EV SX Touring EX BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2017/ 2018/ 2019/ 2020 Kia Optima PHEV EX EX Premium PHEV 5 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2017/ 2018/ 2019/ 2020 Kia Soul EV EV EX Luxury EV Sunroof BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2020 Kia Soul EV EV Premium Limited BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2018/ 2019/ 2020 MINI Cooper Countryman S E ALL4 PHEV 5 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2018/ 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SE-Base SE Limited Edition SE Touring GT PHEV 5 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2018/ 2019 Nissan Leaf S SV SL BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus S SV SL BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2018/ 2019 Toyota Prius Prime Base Upgrade Technology PHEV 4 No $2,500 $625 $1,250 $1,875
2019 Volkswagen e-Golf Comfortline BEV 5 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2018/ 2019 smart EQ fortwo cabriolet BEV 2 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2018/ 2019 smart EQ fortwo coupe BEV 2 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2018 smart fortwo electric drive cabriolet BEV 2 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750
2018 smart fortwo electric drive coupe BEV 2 Yes $5,000 $1,250 $2,500 $3,750

 


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