Via goodcleantech.com, 12-04-2011
Original via Treehugger,
If you live and Quebec and have been thinking about buying an electric vehicle, now might be the time.
The province has announced a rebate of up to CA$8,000 for EV and hybrid owners. The amount that new car owners will get depends on what type of vehicle they purchase. Pure electric cars with a good range rank on the high end of the spectrum, where as hybrids and cars with smaller batteries will earn a smaller rebate.
Quebec’s ultimate goal is to have 300,000 EVs and hybrids on the streets by 2020, which would mark 25 percent of the province’s total vehicle population. It should also reduce carbon emissions by around 900,000 tons.
The rebate program will debut in January of next year and currently has $50 million of funding through to 2016.