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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. 


NOTICE 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 19.2kWUp 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 aboveUp to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $50,000 per fast-charger