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Green Commercial Vehicles Program (GCVP)


The Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) is an incentive-based program for the commercial transportation sector, where incentives are provided upon proof of purchase as outlined below:

• For the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles such as electric, natural gas or diesel-natural gas dual fuel vehicles, incentive amounts range from 15-50% of the incremental purchase cost of an eligible vehicle as compared to an equivalent conventional fuel vehicle.

• For fuel saving devices, the incentive amount is 30-50% of the purchase and installation cost, of the aerodynamic device, anti-idling device or electric refrigeration unit. See the list of approved devices.

The GCVP will also include a stream of funding for Commercial Transportation Innovation Pilots. Further details on this portion of the program will be available in late 2018.

All eligible purchases made on or after September 1, 2017 will be eligible to apply for incentives.

In advance of applications being accessible, please note that the following will be required for the GCVP so that MTO can remit payments to applicants. Please complete the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form and submit the completed form directly to GCVP@ontario.ca.

Applicants must also enroll in the One-Key (Transfer Payment Common Registry) to establish a Transfer Payment Account. Once notified, the applicant must then access Grants Ontario to enter the GCVP application system.

Applications to the Green Commercial Vehicles Program must be submitted electronically through the Grants Ontario System (GOS).

Step 1: To sign in or create a ‘ONe-key’ account, visit https://www.iaa.gov.on.ca/iaalogin/IAALogin.jsp.

Step 2: Register your organization in TPCR. For instructions, refer to the user guides at http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/TransferPaymentCommonRegistration/HowtoRegister/index.htm.

Step 3: Request access to the Grants Ontario System. Refer to How to Access Grants Ontario from the Transfer Payment Common Registration System at http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/HowtoApply/index.htm. Please allow sufficient time as confirmation of GOS access may take up to two business days. The grant application form can only be accessed once you are registered for the GOS.

For assistance, please contact Customer Service for Grants Ontario and TPCR at 416-325-6691 or 1-855-216-3090 or GrantsOntarioCS@Ontario.ca Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility criteria for applicants, alternative fuel commercial motor vehicles and fuel saving devices, are further described in the program guide.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a business, a municipality, a municipal organization, a not-for-profit corporation, an Aboriginal business, a First Nation, a Métis or an Inuit community, or an Indigenous organization recognized by the province; be a legal entity; be located and operating in Ontario; have a valid Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number; have a “Satisfactory Unaudited” or higher Commercial Vehicle Operators; Registration (CVOR) fleet safety rating; demonstrate a commitment to own/lease the vehicle for 36 months after receiving the incentive; and agree to participate in data collection for 12 months at any point during the above-noted 36-month period.

To be eligible for a GCVP incentive, an alternative fuel commercial motor vehicle must be a commercial motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,536 kg or higher (class 3-8); registered, plated and operating primarily in Ontario; insured and roadworthy for on-road commercial use in Ontario, excluding passenger transportation; and purchased, converted or retrofitted on or after September 1, 2017.

Program Guidelines


Green Commercial Vehicles Program

If you have questions about the program, please contact the ministry at gcvp@ontario.ca or by phone at 416-585-6281 or toll free at 1-888 999 6930.

Last updated: April 3, 2018