Rebates on Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

The AEA provides rebates to reduce the cost of purchasing and using an electric vehicle (EV) in the Northwest Territories. Switching to an electric vehicle can help consumers reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released to the atmosphere from road vehicles that use fossil fuels.

How it works

Pre-approval is required. Any purchase or lease completed without receiving pre-approval is not eligible for a rebate.

Who can apply?

Anyone from the following groups, as long as they are located in a community connected to the NWT’s hydro-electric grid (Behchoko, Dettah, Enterprise, Fort Resolution, Fort Smith, Hay River, Kátł’odeeche, N’dilo and Yellowknife):

  • Individuals
  • Businesses
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Community and Indigenous governments

What vehicles and charging infrastructure are eligible?

  • New battery electric vehicles
  • New plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • New Level 2 electric charging stations

If you are leasing an electric vehicle, your lease period must be 48 months (four years) or longer to be eligible for a rebate.

How do I apply for a rebate?

  1. Before purchasing your EV or Level 2 charging station, complete the application form and submit it to the AEA. (Download the form from the sidebar to the right.)
  2. Within 3 months of making your purchase, send us:
    1. Your sales agreement, lease agreement  or receipt, with proof of payment or financing arrangements  (for vehicles and charging stations)
    2. Proof of NWT registration and insurance (for vehicles only)
    3. Your completed, pre-approved application form, with your signature in the applicable box on page 3 of the form

We recognize that plans can change and the vehicle you purchase or lease may not exactly match the details on your application form. You can still receive a rebate as long as the make, model and cost are similar to the information provided on your application.

The rebates

Electric vehicles

$5,000 for a new battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Charging infrastructure

$500 for a Level 2 charger (220 or 240 volts).

Fine print

  • To be eligible for a rebate, the electric vehicle must:
    • Be new or an eligible demonstrator (demo) vehicle
    • Meet all Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
    • Not have received a rebate or incentive under an EV program in any other province or territory (applicable federal government rebates or tax incentives not included)
    • Be registered, plated and insured in the NWT and considered roadworthy, and remain registered, plated and insured in the NWT in the applicant’s name for 12 months from date of purchase
    • Be an electric vehicle propelled by an electric motor which draws electricity from a battery of not less than 4 kWh in capacity and be capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity
    • Be manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads and highways
    • Have at least four functioning wheels
    • Have a base-model MSRP of not more than $55,000 (before options and taxes are applied)
  • The AEA operates its rebate programs based on its fiscal year, which runs from April 1 until March 31. Annual limits and conditions on rebates are based on this time period.
  • There is a limit of 2 vehicle rebates and 2 charging infrastructure rebates per person or organization per AEA fiscal year. The AEA’s Executive Director may approve additional rebates on a case-by-case basis.