The province wants to have 100,000 EVs and plug-in hybrids on its roads by 2020.
Quebec and Nissan have launched a new program that will provide government-subsidized purchase incentives for pre-owned Leaf EVs.
Buyers will receive a $4,000 CAD incentive for 2013 or 2014 models that have been registered outside of Quebec, either in another Canadian province or imported from other countries.
Nissan says this is the first time Canadians benefit from a provincial incentive for a previously-owned fully-electric vehicle. Quebec has agreed to subsidize imports to help reach its goal of 100,000 EVs and plug-in hybrids on its roads by 2020.
There is a bit of fine print, as Nissan cautions that cars "have to respect quality criteria to qualify." But any certified pre-owned vehicles will come with an extended warranty of three years or 40,000 kilometers.
Quebec also offers an incentive of up to $8,000 CAD for new EVs, along with up to $600 for installing a charging station at home.