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). This program is designed to increase a network of zero-emission vehicle charging (level 2 and higher) and refuelling stations in more localized areas where Canadians live, work and play.

The first Request for Proposals (RFP) focuses on the installation of charging stations in the following streams: 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)

Funding is also available for electric vehicle and/or hydrogen infrastructure for corporate fleets, last-mile delivery fleets, and mass transit.

Top Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program Resources

Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program: This is an overview of the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, including information regarding the program’s focus, eligibility requirements, and how to apply.

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