Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI)

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 for light-duty vehicle fleets.

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

  • Amount: Up to 50% of total project costs up to a maximum of $5,000,000 per project. Minimum funding ask is $100,000.
  • Timeline: Applications must be submitted by June 11, 2020.
  • Eligibility: For-profit Canadian businesses, electrivity/gas utilities, and not-for-profit associations such as academic institutions and municipalities.
  • Project Focus: Multi-Unit Residential Buildings, Workplaces or for Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets Stream – Supports EV charging and hydrogen refueling stations. Must install a minimum of 20 charging ports.
    • 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

  • Amount: Up to 50% of total project costs up to a maximum of $5,000,000 per project. Minimum funding ask is $100,000.
  • Timeline: Applications must be submitted by September 18, 2019.
  • Eligibility: For-profit Canadian businesses, electrivity/gas utilities, and not-for-profit associations such as academic institutions and municipalities.
  • Project Focus: Public Places Stream – Electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment in parking areas intended for public use. Parking areas can be privately or publicly owned and operated. On-Street Stream – Electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment for on-street and curbside charging.
    • Level 2 (208 / 240 V) charging station
    • Fast-charging station (from 20 kW to < 50 kW)
    • Fast-charging station (from 50 kW and above)

Top Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program Resources

  • Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program: This is an overview of the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program’s Multi-Unit Residential Buildings, Workplaces, or Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets Stream, including information regarding the program’s focus, eligibility requirements, and how to apply.

 

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Updated: March 23, 2020