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Energy Innovation Program – On-road Transportation Decarbonization Call for Proposals


Status: Closed to applications

The Energy Innovation Program – On-road Transportation Decarbonization Call for Proposals will help decarbonize the transportation sector by funding research, development, and demonstration projects that:

  • Address technical and market barriers to the demonstration or deployment of zero/low-emission on-road medium & heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs).
  • Increase the uptake of zero-emission on-road vehicles.
  • Improve the transportation system’s overall efficiency.

This call will not support "inside-the-cell" battery specific innovation or off-road transportation related innovation. NRCan will continue to consider potential future programming focused on these important priorities. Projects focusing on electrical powertrain components located outside the battery cells, including battery module components, such as the battery management system (BMS), are eligible under this call.


Funding available: up to $1.5M per project for research and development projects and up to $5M per project for demonstration projects.

Key dates

Launch Date for Expression of interest applications Deadline for Expression of interest applications Notification of Expression of interest Results Deadline for Full project proposals Submissions Project Selection / Notification Due Diligence Contribution Agreement Negotiation
May 25,2023 July 20, 2023 Fall 2023 Winter 2023 Spring 2024
Spring 2024
Spring/Summer 2024

About Transportation Decarbonization

Decarbonizing the transportation sector is crucial to meeting Canada's plan to be net-zero by 2050, as transportation accounts for about 22% of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. The transition to a net-zero economy is an opportunity to reimagine the transportation system and consider the broader implications of a sustainable transportation sector as it relates to public health, the environment, and the economy.

The Energy Innovation Program (EIP) advances clean energy technologies that will help Canada meet its climate change targets, while supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. It funds research, development and demonstration projects, and other related scientific activities.

Projects funded under the EIP focus on influencing the pace and direction of energy system transformation and targeting the most impactful technologies, in order to maximize environmental and economic outcomes.

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For any questions regarding the On-road Transportation Decarbonization Call for Proposals, or our Terms and Conditions, please contact NRCan at

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