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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) Program

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The Call for Proposals under the EVID Program is now closed following the submission deadline of 23:59 EST, October 18, 2019.

Proposal review was completed by an Expert Panel, and result notifications were sent to applicants in January 2020.

Projects already supported by the EVID program can be found on our Current Investments page by selecting ‘EVID Program’ under the ‘Funding Program’ pull down menu.


In 2017, Canada’s transportation sector accounted for 24% of national GHG emissions.  The increased adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) is key to decarbonizing our transportation sector and transitioning to a low-carbon future. The Government of Canada established the EVID Program as part of Budget 2016’s investment in green infrastructure.  Budget 2017 allocated up to $30M to the EVID Program from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2022 to continue to support demonstrations of next-generation and innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure that address technical and non-technical barriers to the installation, operation and management of EV charging technologies. 

This request for proposals (RFP) will allocate up to $15M towards non-repayable contributions for both EV charging and hydrogen (H2) refuelling infrastructure demonstration projects.

EVID Program objectives and timeline

This program aims to accelerate the market entry of next generation clean energy infrastructure, by supporting demonstration projects of innovative EV charging and H2 refuelling technologies, which will lead to an increased uptake of ZEVs. 

Demonstration projects will be eligible for EVID Program funding from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022.

Projects must have a technology readiness level (TRL) of at least 5 at the beginning of the project and must achieve a TRL of at least 8 at the end of the project.

EVID Program contribution

The Program may contribute up to 50% of Total Project Costs per demonstration project, up to a maximum amount of three million dollars ($3,000,000).  The minimum funding that may be requested per project is two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000).

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