Nissan Launches LEAF Pre-Owned Program In Quebec, $4,000 Rebate Now Applies


Nissan has launched its “LEAF Qualified Pre-Owned Program” in Quebec for 2013 and 2014 model year cars, that will now receive a $4,000 provincial incentive.

Nissan LEAF

As part of the rebate stipulations, the car need be procured from outside of the province of Quebec (so as the province’s ‘on road count’ increases), and is available to residents for purchase or lease.

Sounds like a good deal for Quebecers, and a good outlet for Nissan’s ongoing rash of LEAF lease turn-ins before the next generation’s debut this Fall.

Those that come from the U.S. will be modified to meet Canadian regulations. Basically: the “winter package” and DC fast charging capabilities are to always be standard.

The “previously enjoyed” LEAFs also have a 3 year/40,000 km (~25,000 mile) limited warranty attached to them as well.

This new effort is part of a Quebec government push to get 100,000 plug-in cars on the road by 2020; which quite honestly (and refreshingly) seems doable.

“Quality-Assured, Pre-Owned Nissan LEAF vehicles will be available for purchase or lease in the province of Quebec complete with a $4,000 provincial incentive as part of the province’s Drive Electric program. In order to qualify, the Pre-Owned Nissan LEAF vehicles must be registered outside of Quebec, and either 2013 or 2014 model year. This marks the first time Canadians have the option of owning a previously owned fully-electric vehicle, while still benefitting from a provincial incentive.

The Nissan LEAF Qualified Pre-Owned Program contributes to the Quebec Government’s objective of increasing the number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the province to 100,000 units by 2020. Click here to learn more about the Pilot Project for Used Vehicles. Having transformed the performance, practicality and public perception of EVs around the world since its launch in 2010, Nissan remains the undisputed leader in EV technology.”

The 2013 Nissan LEAF (seen here on the model’s 3rd birthday) is barely recognizable from the 2017 edition of today. /sarc

“The LEAF vehicles coming from the U.S. will be modified to meet Canadian regulations. This includes an OEM harness for the daytime running lights, and units will be converted to metric. The certified Nissan LEAF dealer will also install a 4.5L windshield washer fluid tank vs. the 2.5L on the U.S.-sourced LEAFs. The Pre-Owned Nissan LEAFs will be equipped with a Quick Charge port to enable charging with a level 3 DC Quick charger, along with a winter package that includes: battery heater, heated outside mirror, heated front seats and heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and RearView Monitor.

“New” used LEAF financing also offered from 1.99% (loan) and 3.99% (lease)

Nissan Canada Finance (NCF) will offer eligible customers a 3.99% lease rate on 36 months for the LEAF SV and LEAF SL. For customers that prefer a loan instead of a lease, NCF will also offer a special loan program for both the SV and SL trims on 48 and 60 month terms with rates starting as low as 1.99%.

These LEAFs will be available through Certified Nissan LEAF dealers in Quebec. The Pre-Owned Nissan LEAF vehicles must be sourced from outside of the province of Quebec, and will have to respect quality criteria to qualify for the program.

All Quality-Assured Pre-Owned Nissan LEAFs will also come with a manufacturer limited extended warranty of three years or 40,000 kilometres.*
*some exclusions apply, please contact a Nissan dealer for details.


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11 responses to "Nissan Launches LEAF Pre-Owned Program In Quebec, $4,000 Rebate Now Applies"
  1. G2 says:

    Well done Quebec!

    1. SJC says:

      We need more of this, used EVs are doing good when they are in service.

  2. Driverguy01 says:

    I have very mixed feeling about this.
    First, the planet has nothing to gain from this news sinse eventually, somebody will buy the used car anyways. no gain there.
    Second, i see it as a highjacking of government money if this way of selling used EVs were to spread across different markets here in Canada and the US, by lowering the value of the existing used EV market.
    What if Ontario were to implement such a subsidy? Then we would just exchange used EVs at the government cost of $4K a pop for each sale and lowering the value for every existing owner.
    Pernicious at best!
    I, like many others, hate subsidies. I think it’s an artificial way of guiding buyers towards one product instead of another.
    A better way would be a Bonus/Malus system where buyers of gas powerd cars would pay a fair extra $ at point of sale and registration and buyers of EVs would then get a point of sale rebate equivalent to today’s subsidies. That would really snowball sales.
    Government subsisies is our money anyways so, why not make the ones who pollute pay a little more for the ones who don’t?

    1. Paul Smith says:

      I agree. If subsidies were removed from the oil companies instead, the cost of gas would rise, having the same effect of increasing EV sales without government interference.

      This will only increase as EV prices drop.

  3. a nobody says:

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    1. John Ray says:

      And yet, you posted. You couldn’t be bothered to post about the substance of the article or the fact that this is a good thing for the citizens of Quebec – even those who don’t actually buy one of these used Leafs. This will save resources on so many levels while promoting an EV future.

      Ever wonder why many of us who actually care about the environment, an electrified transportation future or discontinuing the support of terrorist states don’t really care for Tesla. It’s crap like this. Tesla is a good company and they make good products, but their fans are arrogant and obnoxious. Your name really fits.

      1. One says:

        I’m with you man.

        1. DJ says:

          I believe it will come with a bumper sticker that says “Only aholes drive Tesla’s” as well 😀

  4. Exports says:

    Any real numbers on Leaf exports from USA?

    As a ’15 Leaf S owner (no DC quick charge) with a lease up early next year, I’m very curious about any attempts to boost Leaf residual values in the USA via export (i.e. decrease supply). Nissan and dealerships have gone silent lately on offers to Leaf leasees to cover the spread between higher contract buyout price and lower market value. Why would anyone pay more than market value for a car? Now if thousands of cars are exported and used EV prices go up, then I will have to pay the piper to keep Leaf.

    With a flood of off lease used cars now on the market (EV and ICE), this issue will only increase. Analysts are talking about it.

    1. Paul Schlueter says:

      Leaf exports are increasing. I don’t have numbers but have read several articles, and Leaf values are on the rise. Your 15 Leaf S is currently worth about $12,000 whereas it was only worth about $9,000 just 6 months ago. I follow used Leaf selling prices fairly regularly. Used Leafs are being exported to European countries from what I have read. Not only are used Leaf prices increasing, used Leaf sales numbers are increasing as well. At current, used Nissan Leafs with 12 battery bars still showing, are among the most searched for used cars in the market. 2012 Leaf SL models which have had the newer battery installed will usually sell within a few days of being listed. And, of course, any 2015 or newer are the most desired because of the improved battery.

  5. Martin Winlow says:

    “I, like many others, hate subsidies. I think it’s an artificial way of guiding buyers towards one product instead of another.”
    Well, *duh*! That’s the whole point! The ‘product’ in this case being an EV rather than an ICEV.
    Low or interest-free loans would be my preference. This would allow the EV buyer to take advantage of the long terms reduced cost of ownership without the high up-front cost.