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May 14, 2024
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NRCAN: ZEVIP EV Charger Funding for Businesses, Multi-Family Properties & Public Places

The ZEVIP program is poised to re-open in Spring 2024 and your property may just qualify for up to 50% in financial incentives.

NRCAN: ZEVIP EV Charger Funding for Businesses, Multi-Family Properties & Public Places

The Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) is a $680 million program that addresses a key barrier to the adoption of zero-emission vehicles; the lack of charging stations within Canada.

The program aims to increase the availability of EV charging and hydrogen refueling opportunities where Canadians live, work, and play.  

Launched in 2019, ZEVIP is administered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) and is anticipated to run until 2027.

The ZEVIP program is poised to re-open this Spring 2024, but at the moment no specific date has been confirmed.

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Who is Eligible?

The program offers up to 50% incentive to help deploy EV chargers for the following eligible applicants (including not-for-profit and for profit organizations):

  • Public Places: service stations, retail, restaurants, arenas, libraries, medical offices, and more.
  • On-Street: managed by local governments along public streets
  • Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs): any residential buildings with at least 3 dwelling units
  • Workplaces: where chargers are mainly used by employees
  • Vehicle Fleets: fleets for taxis, car rentals, municipal vehicles, car sharing, school buses, public utility vehicles, etc.

What Incentives Are Available?

For approved ZEVIP projects, NRCan contributes up to 50% of total project costs, up to a maximum amount per charger. Eligible costs include site design, project management, EV chargers, installation costs, licenses/permits, and other direct deployment costs.

The maximum funding per type of EV charger is as follows:

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Application Timelines and Deadlines

At the start of each ZEVIP round, NRCan will release an Applicants Guide. It is highly recommended to submit the application well in advance of the submission deadline of the RFP.

Below is a general outline of the timeline:

  • Request for Proposals Initiated – RFP Launch date
  • Request for Proposals submission deadline – RFP closing date
  • Communicating Funding Decisions – 100 calendar days
  • Negotiation period and signature of Contribution Agreements (CA) – 3 months
  • Project completion date for electric vehicle chargers – 30 months
  • Project completion date for hydrogen refueling stations – 36 months

After the review period, NRCan will send notices of funding decisions to applicants.

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Conditional Approval and shortly afterwards, the applicant will sign a Contribution Agreement with NRCan.

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