What’s Covered

What’s Covered

List of Devices and Technologies

Manitoba has identified an initial series of fuel saving device(s) or technology(s) that can result in GHG reduction, and applicants are eligible to receive rebates as summarized in the list of devices and technologies. It is the responsibility of the applicant to select the manufacturer and type of equipment to be installed. Neither the Manitoba government nor the Service Provider endorses any particular manufacturer or model.

The rebate is 50 percent of the total eligible cost to purchase and install an eligible fuel saving device, up to the maximum amount stated on the list of devices and technologies.

Tire and Rolling Resistance DESCRIPTION MAXIMUM REBATE
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS Low tire pressure monitoring systems improve commercial motor vehicle safety and fuel economy by automatically measuring and indicating air pressure and relaying tire air pressure information to the operator. $1,000 per truck or trailer
LOW ROLLING RESISTANT TIRES Low rolling resistance tires, whether in a dual or a wide-base configuration, will save significant amounts of fuel when compared to tires that are not designed for low rolling resistance. $1,500 per truck or trailer
SIDE SKIRTS A trailer skirt or side skirt is a device affixed to the underside of a semi-trailer, for the purpose of reducing aerodynamic drag caused by air turbulence. $2,500 per trailer
BOAT TAILS A trailer tail, also known as boat tail or rear fairing, is an aerodynamic device intended to improve the fuel economy of semi-trailer trucks. $2,500 per trailer
AUXILIARY POWER UNITS (APU’S) Heavy-duty truck engines are often used to power the heating and cooling of a truck cab. Among other anti-idling technologies, APU’s are a cost effective option that can be mounted externally on the truck cab and perform the heating and cooling and electricity supply functions for the driver when the main engine is shut off. $10,000 per truck

Requirements and Rebate Details

An applicant can request a rebate for multiple devices on a single vehicle and/or trailer, as well as multiple devices for multiple vehicles and/or trailers owned or operated by the same applicant as part of a single application up to a maximum of $20,000 per unit.

The program allows for a maximum of 30 units (any combination of vehicles or trailers – with unique Vehicle Identifier Numbers) per applicant.


All fuel saving devices must:

  • be on the List of Devices and Technologies;
  • be purchased new and have a valid manufacturer’s warranty; and
  • be purchased and installed on an eligible vehicle or trailer after June 10, 2019.


Rebates for an eligible fuel saving device purchased and installed on an eligible vehicle or trailer will be provided in accordance with the following criteria:

  • rebates will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and applications must be approved (see the application process) in order to be eligible to receive a rebate;
  • rebates will be distributed in accordance with the approved amount only. Manitoba Conservation and Climate will not be responsible for covering incremental costs if the actual costs incurred by the applicant are higher than the approved amount;
  • rebates will not be provided retroactively for the purchase, including installation, of fuel saving devices prior to June 10, 2019;
  • rebates will not be provided for factory installed fuel saving devices or for the purchase of new vehicles; and
  • rebates cannot be used in combination with other sources of federal or provincial funds provided for the purchase, including installation, of the fuel saving devices.


The following are eligible expenditures:

  • material and supplies purchase costs (i.e. the cost of acquiring the fuel saving device(s));
  • costs to install the fuel saving device(s) must include proof of payment to a qualified third party installer confirming installation in Manitoba; and
  • any Goods and Services Tax (GST) that is not reimbursable by Canada Revenue Agency and any provincial Retail Sales Tax (RST) that is not reimbursable by the province.

Applicants may contact the Service Provider for clarification as to whether the proposed expenditure for a project is eligible.


Ineligible expenditures include the following:

  • costs incurred for rejected, withdrawn or cancelled projects;
  • operating and/or maintenance expenses related to the fuel saving devices after the device is installed;
  • financing charges, legal fees, and loan interest payments;
  • labour costs required to prepare and submit an application;
  • costs associated with data collection and outcomes reporting; and
  • any GST or provincial RST, for which the applicant is eligible for a rebate.