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The AEA provides rebates to reduce the cost of purchasing and using an electric vehicle (EV) and charging infrastructure 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

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 application form below.)
  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)
    1. Proof of NWT registration and insurance (for vehicles only)
    2. 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).

How to Apply

Apply Online

Only the communities listed are eligible for electric vehicle rebates.

Vehicle/charger details

Check all that apply. Rebates are available on new electric vehicles and charging stations only.

Acknowledgement and consent

Your participation in the Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (the “Program”) requires the Arctic Energy Alliance (“AEA”) to collect information from you, including your personal information. The AEA will collect your information, including your personal information, for the purpose of delivering the Program. All personal information collected from you by AEA is protected by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, SC 2000, c 5.

The Program is delivered by the AEA pursuant to the terms of the contribution agreement between the AEA and the Government of the Northwest Territories (“GNWT”) (the “Contribution Agreement”). Under the terms of the Contribution Agreement, the AEA is obligated to disclose your information, including your personal information, to the GNWT or the Government of Canada (“Canada”), or both, from time-to-time for the purpose of reporting and the public release of Program statistical data. The collection and disclosure of your information, including your personal information, by the GNWT and Canada is subject to applicable territorial and federal privacy legislation, including the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, SNWT 1994, c 20, and Privacy Act, RSC 1985, c P-21.

By checking the box above you acknowledge that you have read this notice and that you consent to the collection of your information, including your personal information, by AEA and the disclosure of said information by AEA to the GNWT or Canada or both for the purpose of administering the Program. You further consent to the collection and disclosure of your information, including your personal information, by the GNWT and Canada for the purpose of reporting and the public release of Program statistical data.
After you buy your vehicle or charger

Within 3 months of your purchase, you must send us:

  • Your sales agreement, lease agreement or receipt, with proof of payment or financing arrangements (for vehicles and charging infrastructure)
  • Proof of NWT registration and insurance (for vehicles only)
  • A completed application form with confirmation that you have purchased or leased an electric vehicle and/or Level 2 charging station similar to the information provided for pre-approval

The 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.