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NRCan has opened proposals for the Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program.


This first Request for Proposals focuses on Public Places and On-Street and closes September 18, 2019.


The program will fund up to 50% of Total Project Costs. Maximum amounts will be based on the type of technology and will be defined in each request for proposal. This funding will be delivered through cost-sharing contribution agreements for eligible projects that will help meet the growing charging and refuelling demand.

Max a project can receive is $5M and the max support per stations is the following:

Type of Charging Station Maximum Funding
Level 2 (208 / 240 V) charging station$5,000 per connector*
Fast-charging station (from 20 kW to < 50 kW)$15,000 per station
Fast-charging station (from 50 kW and above)$50,000 per station

Eligible applicants

- Electricity or gas utilities
- Companies
- Industry associations
- Research associations
- Standards organizations
- Indigenous and community groups
- Academic institutions
- Provincial, territorial, regional or municipal governments or their departments or agencies where applicable

Eligible Activities

- Include a minimum of 20 charging stations.
- Charging infrastructure must be installed in a parking space clearly identified for the purpose of charging electric vehicles; and
- Be completed within eighteen (18) months after the receipt of the Letter of Conditional Approval.