NRCan seeks local organizations to manage projects in latest EV-infrastructure RFP

Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program

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

This Request for Proposals (RFP) will focus on third-party delivery. NRCan will seek applications from eligible Delivery Organizations to distribute a component of the ZEVIP funding to Ultimate Recipients to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects in public places, on-street, in multi-unit residential buildings, at workplaces or for light-duty vehicle fleets. The RFP is now open until December 10, 2020 (23:59 Eastern Standard Time). NRCan will target having funding decisions by March 2021.

The program targets multiple infrastructure streams: 
- Public Places. Parking areas intended for public use. Parking areas can be privately or publicly owned and operated.
On-Street. Charging infrastructure for public use and is managed by local governments
Workplaces. For the purpose of the program, the charging or hydrogen refuelling infrastructure must be primarily used by the employees.
Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets. Examples of light-duty vehicle fleets include a fleet of taxis, car rentals, municipal vehicles, car sharing, etc.
Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs). For the purpose of the program, to be designated as a MURB the building must include a minimum of three (3) dwelling units.
Mass Transit. The program will support zero-emission infrastructure for public transit.

How much can you receive?
NRCan’s contribution through this Program will be limited to fifty percent (50%) of Total Project Costs up to a maximum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) per project for Delivery Organizations.

Applications from Ultimate Recipients to Delivery Organizations will be limited to less than $100,000.

The maximum funding per type of infrastructure is as follows:

 Type of Infrastructure Output Maximum Funding 
 Level 2 (208 / 240 V) connectors 3.3kW to 19.2kW Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $5,000 per connector
 Fast charger 20kW to 49kW Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per fast-charger
 Fast charger  50kW and above Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $50,000 per fast-charger