So with the cancellation of the Ontario EV program it might be interesting to discuss and debate how EV incentives "should" be structured. As that discussion is off topic, thought I'd start up a thread where folks could throw in 2 cents and get flamed by the carbon lovers. Here's my thought on the matter... All jurisdictions seem to love the "instant" cash back price reduction, which I've always hated, even though I've indirectly benefited from such a plan. It's just silly as it instantly artificially depreciates your car by however much rebate you just got, and only provides an incentive to the purchase of a new EV, when what we're really after is increased EV use, regardless of whether you buy your EV new or used. CO2 is only reduced when a km of ICE usage is replaced by a km of EV usage, therefore... EV rebates should be structured as follows... NO refund on the purchase price. HST should be refunded on a per km driven basis. Set a rate per km, lets say for arguments sake a dime. Refund should occur annually after the kms have been driven. (Most jurisdictions have annual inspections where they take the vehicle mileage at the time of the inspection so it's easy enough to calculate the km traveled.) The maximum rebate on a particular vehicle would equal the HST paid on that vehicle and stay with the vehicle until the full rebate has been refunded. This way if you buy your EV for $100,000 and the HST in your province was $13,000, that's the total rebate that would be returned based on the km driven, so (following the dime a km example) the vehicle would have 130,000 km driven on it before the owner got the last dollar. Each year the owner would get whatever portion of the rebate had been earned. If the EV were sold before the total had been refunded, that value would still remain in the vehicle and be claimable by the subsequent owner(s) until it was completely used. Result would be... No instant depreciation, No paying rebates for EV artwork sitting in driveways, Used EVs passing the value to the future owners in the secondary market. A government could put a time limit, though I'd prefer it be a very long one. Post your own ideas, flame mine, whatever.