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July 5, 2024

Government of Canada ZEVIP EV Chargers

Funding Opportunities

The ZEVIP program is accepting requests for proposal, providing funding for owners and operators of charging and refuelling infrastructure.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible applicants

Legal entities validly incorporated or registered* in Canada or abroad including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations such as:

  • Electric utilities
  • Companies
  • Industry associations
  • Indigenous businesses and community groups
  • Strata or condo corporations
  • Canadian provincial, territorial, regional or municipal governments or their departments or agencies where applicable

The following are not eligible for funding support under ZEVIP:

  • Individuals or any part of federal public administration, including departments, Crown corporations and agencies.
  • Softwood lumber companies and those that are vertically integrated with them.

There are two streams of funding:

  1. Public EV Charging
    • a. Corridor Public EV Charging Infrastructure

      The Project must:
      • Increase the number of public EV chargers 1.6km of Transport Canada’s National Highway System Designation. This system includes:
        • Highways;
        • Core routes;
        • Feeder routes; or
        • Northern or Remote Routes.
      • Include the installation of:
        • a minimum of two (2) independent* fast chargers of 100 kW and above at each location, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; OR
        • a minimum of one fast charger of 100 kW co-located with existing fast charging infrastructure that brings the power output of a site to at least 150 kW, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
    • b. Community Public EV Charging Infrastructure

      The Project must:
      • Increase the number of public EV chargers in communities where gaps still exist.
      • Include the installation of:
        • A minimum of two (2) fast chargers of 50 kW and above, available for use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week or at least as frequently as the business operating hours of the site host; OR
        • If installing less than two fast chargers of 50 kW and above, a minimum of twenty (20) chargers of all ZEVIP eligible technologies, available for use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week or at least as frequently as the business operating hours of the site host.
  1. Private EV Charging

    The project must:
    • Increase the number of electric vehicle chargers for private use for existing buildings such as multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces and where on-road vehicle fleets are serviced.
    • Include the installation of:
      • A minimum of two (2) fast chargers of 50 kW and above; OR
      • If installing less than two fast chargers of 50 kW and above, a minimum of twenty (20) chargers of all ZEVIP eligible technologies.

News Release – resources and summary of opportunity [FRENCH]

Request for Proposal – guide, FAQs and  application  [FRENCH]

Report  – updated forecasts of vehicle charging needs, grid impacts and costs for all vehicle segments [FRENCH]