Frequently Asked Questions
A hybrid vehicle combines a rechargeable battery or energy storage system and a fuel-based power source. These vehicles use less fuel than standard cars and produce fewer emissions.
An electric vehicle means an automobile whose motor runs only on electricity, which is stored in a rechargeable battery or other storage device. It is different from a hybrid vehicle which uses both electricity and fuel. Electric vehicles do not create any emissions but they do increase the demand for electricity production.
Yes. Hybrid and electric vehicles generally use less fuel and therefore reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Hybrids now come in compact, mid-size and full-size passenger cars.
Although hybrid and electric cars cost more upfront, you may save on fuel costs in the long-term. The real incentive to buying such vehicles is the desire to help reduce emissions.
If you own a hybrid or electric vehicle recognized by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), you get a discount on your insurance premium.
Hybrid and electric vehicles are identified by a code assigned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).
As long as you still have the hybrid or electric vehicle, your discount is applied automatically when you renew. You don’t have to do anything.
Yes, this is a per vehicle discount.
Yes. You can combine the Green Wheel discount with other offers.
It's offered across Canada, except British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Nothing other than what is mentioned under coverage details and eligibility.
In case of discrepancy between the information provided on this website and your insurance policy, your insurance policy prevails. Remember, the exclusions and limitations specified in your policy apply in all circumstances.
The information and examples provided in this section are intended as general information only. This does not constitute legal or insurance advice, nor does it pertain to determination of fault. In all cases, you should speak to an insurance advisor before acting. Your insurance policy contains limitations and restrictions which vary by province and may affect your coverage and/or determine whether or not benefits will be payable.