Savings based on your annual mileage
Electricity is much cheaper than gas. Do the math and see for yourself!
1 - Your annual mileage (km)
2 - Vehicles’ consumption
$ for kWh
Fuel consumption per 100 km of your current vehicle
- Rate D – At home, the cost of one kilowatthour (kWh) varies according to total electricity consumption during a given billing period, which differs from customer to customer. There is one price for the first 40 kWh per day (first tier) and another price for the remainder of the consumption (second tier). Generally, the cost of charging an electric vehicle corresponds to the second tier. Taxes are added to the cost per kilowatthour. The estimated cost ($0.1079/kWh) is based on the second tier and includes taxes at the rate in effect on April 1, 2019.
- See the consumption of battery-electric vehicles [Consumption guide 2018, Natural Resources Canada, PDF, page 41]
Rebate on the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle
The Québec government provides a rebate for individuals, businesses, organizations and municipalities that want to purchase or lease an electric vehicle.
Government of Québec incentive program
- Up to $8,000 on a new all-electric or plug-in electric vehicle
- Up to $2,000 on a new electric motorcycle
- Up to $4,000 on the purchase of an eligible used all-electric vehicle
Government of Canada incentive program
The Government of Canada offers two levels of incentives for the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle:
- Up to $5,000 for battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell and longer range plug-in hybrid vehicles
- Up to $2,500 for shorter range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
Savings on maintenance
- All-electric vehicles never need an oil change, and plug-in hybrid vehicles generally require fewer oil changes than their gas-powered counterparts.
- To slow down, all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles rely on a regenerative braking system, which causes less wear and tear on the discs and pads, meaning brakes last two to three times longer.
- Conventional vehicles require the periodic replacement of parts and liquids that electric vehicles just don’t have, such as timing belts, coolants, tailpipes, oil filters and spark plugs.