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Government incentives

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Government incentives

Canadian drivers are looking to lower their fuel bills. The ecoAUTO Rebate Program gives them a good way to do it!

As part of the Government of Canada's plan to protect the environment, the ecoAUTO Rebate Program encourages Canadians to buy fuel-efficient vehicles. How? It offers rebates from $1000 to $2000, to people who, beginning March 20, 2007, buy or enter a long-term lease (12 months or more) for a fuel-efficient vehicle.

http://www.ecoaction.gc.ca/ecoauto/

What about incentives from the Federal or Provincial governments to encourage consumers to buy green? On the provincial level, there is good news if you live in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec or Prince Edward Island. These five provinces are the only ones to offer a tax rebate or credit (depending on the province) varying from $1,000 to $3,000. Federally, in March 2007 the government introduced a ‘Vehicle Efficiency Incentive’ that offers Canadians a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase of an eligible new fuel-efficient vehicle.

 

The Conservative government released its annual busget this Mar19th,2007 and made many commitments to fuel efficient cars.

Among the most popular measures introduced was the tax credit for purchasing fuel efficient cars. A basic $1000 rebate for automobiles getting 6.5 L/100 km or less and larger vans, truck and SUV's getting 8.3 L/100. There is even an additional $1000 tax credit available based on values exceeding those above (a Toyota Prius could get the maximum $2000). E-85 vehicles will also be eligable for the credits. For those of you living in P.E.I. that means nearly $5000 dollars of incentives are available as PEI is one of the few proactive provinces offering it's own tax breaks.

One of the most surprising measures introduced was the plan to charge levies on inefficient gas guzzlers starting with the 2011 model year. This went much further than most optimistic environmentalists will admit.

On top of this they plan to start leading by example. The federal government has 26000 automobiles and they are targeting a 15% reduction in green house gas production over 2003 levels.

This budget left many environmentalists scratching their heads. They have generally opposed the Conservative government as their initial mandates and election promising were decidely anti enviroment but their actions after 1 year in office are better than they could of hoped for. Not surprisingly many of them are still anti Conservative even though this is the most pro environmentally friendly budget ever released in canada, they're a stubburn and ignorant bunch sometimes.

As long as the policies are good who cares what party is in charge, come on environmentalists, admit they're doing a good job and start backing these great measures.

Vehicle Make & Model
Ford Motor Company
Jan. 1, 2006

Ford Escape Hybrid

2005-07 Ford Escape Hybrid

2WD
$2,600
4WD
$1,950

Ford Escape Hybrid

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

2WD
$3,000
4WD
$2,200

Mercury Mariner Hybrid

2006-07 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

4WD
$1,950

Mercury Mariner Hybrid

2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

2WD
$3,000
4WD
$2,200

Mercury Mariner Hybrid

2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid

2WD
$3,000
4WD
$2,200
General Motors
Jan. 1, 2006

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

$1,300

Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

2006-07 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

2WD
$250
4WD
$650

GMC Sierra Hybrid

2006-07 GMC Sierra Hybrid

2WD
$250
4WD
$650

Saturn Vue Green Line

2007-08 Saturn Aura Green Line

$1,300

Saturn Vue Green Line

2007 Saturn Vue Green Line

$650
GM’s 2008 Chevrolet and Saturn Certified As Qualified Hybrid Vehicles (Sep. 6, 2007)
2007 GM Hybrids Still Qualify for Tax Credit (May 2, 2007)
Honda
Jan. 1, 2006

Honda Insight

2005-06 Insight CVT

$1,450

Honda Accord Hybrid

2005 Accord Hybrid AT & Navi AT

$650

Honda Accord Hybrid

2006 Accord Hybrid AT & Navi AT (w/o updated control calibration)

$650

Honda Accord Hybrid

2006-07 Accord Hybrid AT & Navi AT (w/ updated control calibration)

$1,300

Honda Civic Hybrid

2005 Civic Hybrid (SULEV) MT & CVT

$1,700

Honda Civic Hybrid

2006-08 Civic Hybrid CVT

$2,100

AT = automatic transmission; CVT = continuously variable transmission; MT = manual transmission; SULEV = Super Low Emission Vehicle emissions rating.
Additional Honda Vehicles Certified for Hybrid Tax Credits (Nov. 22, 2006)
Seven Honda Vehicles Certified for New Energy Tax Credit (June 1, 2006)

Nissan
Jan. 1, 2006

Nissan Altima Hybrid

2007-08 Altima Hybrid

$2,350
2008 Nissan Altima Certified as Qualified Hybrid Vehicle
Nissan Altima Certified As Qualified Hybrid Vehicle (Jan. 11, 2007)
Toyota
Jan. 1 – Sep. 30, 2006
Oct. 1, 2006 – Mar. 31, 2007
Apr. 1 – Sep. 30, 2007

Toyota Prius

2005-08 Prius

$3,150
$1,575
$787.50

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2006-08 Highlander Hybrid (2WD & 4WD)

$2,600
$1,300
$650

Lexus RX400h

2006-08 Lexus RX400h (2WD & 4WD)

$2,200
$1,100
$550

Toyota Camry Hybrid

2007-08 Camry Hybrid

$2,600
$1,300
$650

Lexus GS 450h

2007 Lexus GS 450h

$1,550
$775
$387.50

Lexus LS 600h

2008 Lexus LS 600h

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$450

2008 Hybrids Certified As Tax Credit For Toyota and Lexus Comes to an End (Nov. 8, 2007)
Phase-Out of Credit for Toyota and Lexus Hybrids Continues With Reporting of First Quarter Sales (May 2, 2007)

Source: Internal Revenue Service. Updated July 6, 2007.

 

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