Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative - About

Budget 2016 provided $16.4M for Phase 1 of the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative. Upon successful completion in March 2018, this initial investment will result in over 100 new publicly accessible electric vehicle fast chargers, seven natural gas and three hydrogen refuelling stations in seven Provinces, surpassing all initial targets.

To continue this effort, Budget 2017 announced an additional $80M of funding over the next four years for Phase 2 of this Initiative. This will allow the Government of Canada to focus on completing the coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle fast chargers on the national highway system, continue to deploy natural gas refuelling stations along key freight corridors and establish hydrogen stations in key metropolitan centres.  

There has been significant progress made in the establishment of alternative fuel infrastructure in Canada with investments being made by the federal and provincial governments as well as the private sector, however, much more needs to be done.  We are encouraged by the strong partnerships we have established with industry and our provincial counterparts and look forward to building and facilitating new strategic partnerships through our Phase 2 investments.

This Program supports the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

NOTICE

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Applicants are required to submit a complete application by 23:59 Eastern Standard Time, March 22, 2018.

1. What this Program offers

The Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (the Program) offers repayable contributions to support the construction of an electric vehicle (EV) fast charging, coast-to-coast, network. The funding also supports natural gas infrastructure along key freight corridors and hydrogen infrastructure in metropolitan centres.

How much can you receive?

NRCan’s repayable contribution through this Program will be limited to a maximum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) per project.

For EV fast chargers, the Program will pay up to 50% of the total project costs to a maximum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) per charging unit.

For natural gas and hydrogen refuelling station, the Program will pay up to 50% of the total project costs to a maximum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) per fuelling station.