Funding Alert: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Posted May 3, 2021

The Government of Canada has set ambitious federal targets of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) reaching 10% of light-duty vehicles sales by 2025, 30% by 2030 and 100% by 2040 and invested over $600 million to help make ZEVs more affordable and infrastructure more accessible. The 2020 Fall Economic Statement announced an addition $150 million over three years to support more charging and hydrogen refueling stations across Canada, and an additional $287 million for vehicle purchase incentives, building upon previous investments.

Funded through Budget 2019 and the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) is a 5-year $280 million program ending in 2024 and its objective is to address the lack of charging and refueling stations in Canada; one of the key barriers to ZEV adoption, by increasing the availability of localized charging and hydrogen refueling opportunities where Canadians live, work, and play.

This funding will be delivered through cost-sharing contribution agreements for eligible projects that will help meet the growing charging and refueling demand.

NRCAN has opened an intake for applications from now until June 22, 2021.

Funding Details:

  • Minimum 20 charging connector
  • Any of public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings (apartments/condos), workplaces and light-duty vehicle fleets
  • NRCAN’s contribution covers $5,000 for each Level 2 connector up to 50% of costs
  • Covers charging units, installation and employee time dedicated to the project
  • Anywhere in Canada

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