In the US there is the Federal Tax Credit of $3751 for the C-Max Energi and various state tax credits for California, New York, and many other states. [The IRS has now stated that the tax credit is $4,007. It was previously listed at $3751 and stated by Ford as $3750.] Our Canadian neighbors have various incentives to buy or lease a C-Max Energi too. Unlike in the U.S., the incentive is not a tax credit but a reduction in the cost of the vehicle.
Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation lists large incentives for new and demo (less than 2000 km) Ford C-Max Energi vehicles. The incentives are $5,808 for purchase, $1,936 for a one-year lease, $3,872 for a two-year lease, and $5,808 for a three-year or longer lease. New C-Max Energi’s purchased outside of Ontario and imported into the province by the original buyer or lessee are eligible for the incentive. The C-Max Hybrid does not qualify for the incentive (see item 13). The application form for the incentive, downloaded from the ministry of transportation, is available for the first 10,000 applicants who qualify.
Quebec has a similar program to Ontario. Some details are in “Running on Green Power!” According to Wikipedia, the maximum incentive is reduced annually through 2015 and given to new vehicle owners until the incentive funds of $50 million Canadian dollars have been paid to qualifying owners. The C-Max Hybrid appears to be eligible for a $1,000 Canadian dollar incentive too.
British Columbia has a program but it ends on March 31st, 2013 or until available funds are depleted (whichever comes first). The BC program, Clean Energy Vehicles for British Columbia or CEV for BC, is at the point of sale with your Ford dealership. The incentive is $2,500 for a purchase or 36-month or longer lease, $1,668 for a 24-month lease, and $833 for a 12-month lease.
This blog was updated on September 27, 2013.