Programs and Incentives

LNG refueling station at Robert Transport in Boucherville, QCGo With Natural Gas Workshops

Fleets can learn about natural gas by attending a Go With Natural Gas workshop in their area. These workshops explain all about natural gas for medium and heavy vehicles including the benefits of using natural gas, available factory-built vehicles, current engine technologies and performance, fuel properties, stations, training, and project implementation. Workshop content can also be downloaded for review. One-on-one meetings can be arranged to discuss specific fleet interests.

Natural Resources Canada Roadmap Secretariat
Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

Incentive Programs

Vehicle incentive programs are in place in British Columbia and Quebec.

British Columbia

  • FortisBC Natural Gas for Transportation program provides incentive funding of up to 80% of the difference in cost for eligible medium and heavy natural gas vehicles. Eligible applicants include owners or lessors of commercial return-to-base fleet vehicles including highway tractors, vocational trucks including refuse trucks, and school and transit buses.

Quebec

  • Freight Efficiency Program provides one-third of the incremental cost of a medium or heavy natural gas vehicle to a maximum of $15,000 per vehicle. Program scheduled to end on March 31, 2013.
  • Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance at a 60% rate applies to 2010-compliant tractors. If the 2010-compliant tractor is also an LNG tractor, there is an additional asset gross up provision of 85% that can be applied before using the 60% accelerated capital cost allowance rate.