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Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program

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The Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) provides funding towards the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) chargers and hydrogen refuelling stations across Canada.

This $680 million initiative addresses a key barrier to the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV)—the lack of charging and refuelling stations in Canada—by increasing the availability of localized charging and hydrogen refuelling opportunities where Canadians live, work, and play. This is administered through three key funding streams and is available until 2027.

ZEVIP funding opportunities

For owners/operators of ZEV infrastructure

Closed for applications - reopening
Spring 2024

Providing funding towards projects focusing on EV charger deployment in public places, on-street, in multi-unit residential buildings, at workplaces, and for vehicle fleets.

Projects are selected through a competitive process.

NRCan’s contribution will be limited to fifty percent (50%) of Total Project Costs up to a maximum of 10 million dollars per project.

For delivery
organizations

Temporarily Closed for Applications

Providing funding for smaller EV charging projects through organizations authorized to redistribute a component of the ZEVIP funding.

NRCan’s contribution will be limited to fifty percent (50%) of Total Project Costs up to a maximum of 5 million dollars per project for delivery organizations.

For Indigenous
organizations

Open for applications

Providing funding to Indigenous organizations and communities for projects focusing on EV charger deployment in public places, on-street, in multi-unit residential buildings, at workplaces, and for vehicle fleets.

NRCan’s contribution will be limited to seventy-five percent (75%) of Total Project Costs up to a maximum of 2 million dollars per project for Indigenous organizations.

 

Funding for smaller EV charging projects with under 20 level 2 connectors or 2 fast-chargers can be found through organizations authorized to redistribute a component of the ZEVIP funding.

Larger EV charging or hydrogen refuelling projects above $20 million and carried out by the private sector will be redirected to the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s Charging and Hydrogen Refuelling Infrastructure Initiative for funding consideration.

Calendar

Opportunities Launch date Close date Type Status
Owners/operators of ZEV infrastructure Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Annual – time constrained Closed
Delivery organizations To be determined To be determined Continuous intake To be determined
Indigenous organizations April 20, 2023 March 31, 2026 Continuous intake Open

About ZEVIP

Since 2016, Canada has invested over $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and chargers more accessible for Canadians. These investments are supporting the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of chargers in local areas where Canadians live, work, and play, while federal rebates of up to $5,000 are helping more Canadians make the switch to an EV.

Budget 2019 and the 2020 Fall Economic Statement committed $280 million to ZEVIP over 5 years to support the deployment of 33,500 electric vehicle chargers and 10 hydrogen refuelling stations in public places, on-street, in multi-unit residential buildings and at workplaces, as well as strategic infrastructure projects for urban delivery and fleet applications.

Budget 2022 further recapitalized ZEVIP with an additional $400 million, and extended the program to March 31, 2027, complemented by $500 million that Canada’s Infrastructure Bank will invest in large-scale ZEV charging and refuelling infrastructure that is revenue generating and in the public interest. The Government of Canada’s ZEV charging and refuelling infrastructure targets are currently 84,500 chargers and 45 hydrogen stations to be deployed by 2029.

Map of infrastructure projects funded by NRCan

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