Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI)

Receive between $100k and $5M in Government Funding.

The Government of Canada believes that electrification is crucial to decarbonizing the transportation sector and transitioning to a low-carbon future. In efforts to tackle this initiative, Natural Resources Canada has administered a new program called the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI). The program is designed to increase a network of zero-emission vehicle charging and refuelling stations in more localized areas where Canadians live, work, and play and in multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces, or light-duty vehicle fleets.

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Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI)

Amount of Funding

Funding dependent on the stream applicants are applying for:

Multi-Unit Residential Buildings, Workplaces, or Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets

Up to 50% of total project costs up to a maximum of $5,000,000 per project. The minimum funding ask is $100,000.

Public Places and On-Street Parking

Up to 50% of total project costs up to a maximum of $5,000,000 per project. The minimum funding ask is $100,000.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI)

Eligible Applicants

Eligibility criteria differs for each of the two streams:

Multi-Unit Residential Buildings, Workplaces, or Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets

For-profit Canadian businesses, electricity/gas utilities, and not-for-profit associations such as academic institutions and municipalities.

Public Places and On-Street Parking

For-profit Canadian businesses, electricity/gas utilities, and not-for-profit associations such as academic institutions and municipalities.

Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI)

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities are determined by the stream applicants are applying under:

Multi-Unit Residential Buildings, Workplaces, or Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets

Supports EV charging and hydrogen refueling stations. Must install a minimum of 20 charging ports. Valid charging options:

  • AE J1772 standard plug head (Level 2 (208/240 V)
  • SAE J1772 Combo (for fast-charging stations)
  • CHAdeMO (for fast-charging stations)

Public Places and On-Street Parking

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment in parking areas intended for public use. Parking areas can be privately or publicly owned and operated. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment for on-street and curbside charging is also eligible. Valid charging options:

  • Level 2 (208 / 240 V) charging station
  • Fast-charging station (from 20 kW to < 50 kW)
  • Fast-charging station (from 50 kW and above)
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI)

Program Deadline

The ZEVI program has two deadlines related to its two streams:

Multi-Unit Residential Buildings, Workplaces, or Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets

The last deadline for submissions was on June 11, 2020.

Public Places and On-Street Parking

The last deadline for submissions was on September 18, 2019.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding