March 17, 2021 – Government of PEI: Beginning this spring, the Government of Prince Edward Island will offer the most generous electric vehicle (EV) incentive in Canada by providing $5,000 to Islanders who purchase a new or used EV.
Government will also offer a free Level 2 charger to people who purchase an EV and $2,500 to those who buy a plug-in hybrid. Islanders will be responsible for all installation costs associated with charging infrastructure.
“We know that one of the main hurdles for Islanders to switch to an electric vehicle is the high cost. With that in mind, we are launching an EV incentive in an effort to increase uptake and in return, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our transportation sector – which represents nearly half of overall provincial emissions,” says Steven Myers, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action.
“This will help us get closer to our goal of Net Zero by 2040.”
Read the full news release here