Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

Transportation/Electric Vehicles

Eco-West Canada’s Electric Vehicle Charger Program (EVCP)

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Let’s connect to fuel a movement towards net zero emissions.

Get up to 50% back for installing one or more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with Eco-West Canada’s EVCP initiative

Curious about what it takes to install EV chargers near you?

Strike a balance; we will help you find the middle ground

EWC’s $0.5 M program
is possible thanks to Natural Resources Canada’s partial financial support

Up to $50,000 in rebates per applicant. Act now, apply today while funds are still available.

100 Level 2 Charging stations across Manitoba & Saskatchewen will be installed thanks to our funding program!

Did you know?

25% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are emitted on the road

In 2021, Manitoba’s road transportation sector represented 27.6% of the province’s total GHG emissions, equivalent to 6015 Kt of CO2

Saskatchewan has the highest per captia GHG emissions of any province. In 2018, the transportation sector represented 15% of all GHG emissions by the province, equivalent to 11, 460 Kt of CO2

The Government of Canada’s mandatory target for all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks sold within Canada will need to be zero emissions by 2035

Why do we need EV chargers?

  • Get ahead of the curve, help accelerate Canada’s transition to a low carbon economy.

    Getting around Manitoba and Saskatchewan in an electric vehicle should be straightforward. By installing an EV charger, you will not only address climate change issues, but you will also enable greater geographical access to a recharging network. No more range anxiety!

    An Outlet for
    Increased EV Adoption

  • Put your organization on the map and reap the benefits of becoming a climate leader.

    Meet the growing demand for low carbon vehicle options. It’s more affordable than ever to go green! EV chargers provide a visible symbol of your interest and commitment towards sustainability. By having an EV charger, you will be placed on virtual maps and smart phone apps that locate various EV charging stations across Canada.

    An Outlet for
    Increased EV Adoption

  • Reduce emissions:

    If more charging stations become, available, more people will purchase and use EVs, and GHG emissions will be greatly reduced over time.

    An Outlet for
    Increased EV Adoption

  • Generate goodwill within your organization or community.

    Sustainability is a common practice to achieve long-term success. The most significant advantage is in the positive relationships established with participating stakeholders. By creating a culture built on eco-centric values, you will attract individuals of the same attitude, which will inevitably benefit the community by giving it a greater sense of self-identity and therefore strengthening well-being, encourage engagement towards green initiatives, and enhance loyalty to your municipality/organization.

    An Outlet for
    Increased EV Adoption

Steps to Apply

Application Window (April 20 – June 20)

Read Application Guidebook

Express your interest in our Program

Send us an email or fill out the short intake form

Complete Application Form

Available as a PDF download or online form

Sign Letter of engagement

This will be provided by email to eligible applicants

Submit & Install

Submit all documents and install your EV Charger within 1 year.

Receive Rebate

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Send to amasse@eco-ouest.com

Who is Eligible

Any municipality, legally incorporated or registered for-profit or non-profit organization based in Manitoba or Saskatchewan can apply to install new EV charging stations

Municipalities

First Nations and/or Indigenous Organizations

Non-for-Profits

Co-operatives

Businesses

Eligible Project Locations

Public Places

town halls, municipal parking lots, recreational centres, arenas, etc.

Multi-unit residential buildings

(minimum of 3 dwelling units)

On-street locations

Workplaces

(Excludes private residences with a registered business at the same address)

Light-duty vehicle fleets

Available Financial Rebate

Type of Infrastructure:

Level 2 (208 / 240 V) connector

Output:

3.3 kW to 19.2 kW

Maximum Funding:

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $5,000 per connector

Resources To Help You Apply

Tool Kits

FAQs

The program will fund up to 50% of the total eligible project costs for the installation of new Level 2 chargers, up to $50,000 per application. Incentive amounts are capped at a certain amount per charger type: Please see section 2 of the Application Guidebook

The application is being made to Eco-West Canada, who is acting as a third-party delivery agent for Natural Resources Canada. ZEVIP is a $3.9M initiative by the federal government to support the adoption of zero emission vehicles across Canada. 

Eco-West Canada will disburse part of this funding through the application program, by reviewing and processing submissions, and working closely with recipients to deliver on proposed projects. 

Eligible expenses must be directly related to the installation of new EV charging stations. Costs must be clearly invoiced, dated, and itemized for each applicable eligible expense. To be eligible for a rebate, organizations must include the costs in their application at the pre-approval stage and provide a final invoice and proof of payment for each eligible expense at the completion stage. 

Eligible expenses: 

  1. Capital expenses for the purchase of the EV charging station equipment and any other required infrastructure such as informatics, sub-panels and transformers downstream of the electrical service, as applicable. 
  2. Salary and benefits.
  3. Professional services (e.g., scientific; technical; management; contracting; engineering; design; construction; installations, testing; training; marketing; data collections; logistics; maintenance; printing; distributions; audit and evaluation).
  4. Expenses for obtaining the required electrical permit and any other required building or development permits.
  5. Expenses for completing the required electrical inspections and other inspections as required.

Ineligible Expenses:

  1. Land costs. 
  2. Legal costs.
  3. In-kind contributions.
  4. Costs relating to ongoing operations and maintenance (electricity consumption, electrical demand charges, networking fees, subscription fees, etc.).
  5. Costs relating to concrete work.
  6. Costs incurred prior to receiving written approval via a signed funding agreement.
  7. Electrical service upgrades or any upgrades upstream from the electrical service. 
  8. Extended equipment warranties at an additional cost.  
  9. Any other costs incurred outside the eligible expenditures. 

(Learn more in section 2.2 of the Application Guidebook)

Applicants must provide proof of land ownership in Manitoba or Saskatchewan to qualify for funding. The sub-project must be a permanent installation of new and purchased equipment. (Mounted or fixed & not leased.)

EV chargers should be certified for use within Canada (for example, CSA, ULC, UL, Interlink). Level 2 chargers must have a SAE J1772 standard plug head or be a proprietary connector type. Chargers must have the ability to communicate to other stations and/or to a server or the cloud through cellular/wireless signal or connected vehicle communications using software to report on usage and/or other capabilities such as providing real-time status of charging stations.

For more information, please see section 1.3 of the Application Guidebook.

Eco-West Canada will review applicant proposals for technical requirements, development risk, applicant qualification and experience, and anticipated community benefits for the proposed EV station. 

For more information, please see section 5 of the Application Guidebook.

The total funding from government sources should not exceed 75% of the total project costs. Project costs not funded by this program may come from internal and private sources such as: loans, grants, or donations. Exempt applicants include provincial, territorial, regional, or municipal governments or their departments or agencies, in which case the total funding from government sources do not have any restrictions. 

Applicants may submit their interest for the funding of between 1-10 Level 2 EV charging stations. 

Only EV charging stations with a load more than 50 KW must engage with utility providers to determine current capacity and peak demand of your facility. Such a load is beyond the scope of our Level 2 charging program. Eco-West Canada recommends consulting with an experienced EV charger installer for further clarifications. 

Yes, new construction or renovations projects are recommended to take advantage of this program, as EV charger infrastructure costs can often be better integrated into such projects.

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