Zero-emission vehicles (ZEV)

In 2019, the Canadian government introduced several incentives to make purchasing eligible zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), also called electric cars, more affordable.

A ZEV can be any of these:

  • Battery-electric — runs on electricity
  • Plug-in hybrid electric — combines a gas-powered engine with a battery that recharges by plugging it into an electric source
  • Hydrogen fuel cell — powered by an electric motor that runs on electricity created by an on-board fuel cell