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Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program - News and FAQ

NOTICE

The Request for Proposals (RFP) that targets projects in multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces and for light-duty vehicle fleets only is now closed. NRCan will target having funding decisions by August 2020.

Announcements - News Releases

July 2020

Canada Invests in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Electric Vehicle Network

June 2020

New Electric Vehicle Connectors Coming to Guelph

FAQs

  1. Should I apply to the ZEVIP or to the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI)?

    Although both programs aim to address similar barriers to ZEV adoption, the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI), funded through Budget 2016 and 2017 ($96.4M from 2016 to 2022), has an objective of establishing a coast-to-coast network of fast-chargers (Level 3) along the national highway systems, natural gas refuelling stations along key freight corridors and hydrogen refuelling stations in major metropolitan areas. If your project supports this objective, we recommend that you apply to the EVAFIDI 2020 RFP launching at the end of February. If your objective is to install charging infrastructure in communities where Canadians live, work and play, or if you have an electric vehicle or hydrogen infrastructure project for other applications such as mass transit or last-mile delivery, ZEVIP is the appropriate program and we recommend that you apply to one of the ZEVIP request for proposals (RFPs).
     
  2. What is the level of funding for this program?

    The program will fund up to 50% of Total Project Costs. Maximum amounts will be based on the type of technology and will be defined in each request for proposal.
     
  3. In order to meet the twenty (20) chargers per project minimum requirement, can the chargers be installed at different sites and/or locations and can the project include a mix of charger types?

    The minimum of twenty (20) chargers can be distributed across many sites. For example, having four (4) chargers per site on five (5) sites meets the project requirement. The project can include a mix of charger types, provided that they meet the Eligible Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Technologies requirements as stated in Section 1.7 of the Applicant's Guide.
     
  4. Is zero emission vehicle infrastructure for off-road vehicles eligible under the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program?

    The current Request for Proposals (RFP) targets projects in multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces and for light-duty vehicle fleets only and is now open for applicants until May 12, 2020. Eligible projects under this RFP are limited to on-road zero emission vehicle infrastructure. The Program plans to launch requests for proposals in the future that will solicit strategic infrastructure project proposals for mass transit, urban delivery, or other fleet applications.
     
  5. Is third party delivery permitted for the RFP that targets projects in multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces and for light-duty vehicle fleets?

    For this RFP, NRCan does not permit third party delivery. Third party delivery is when an organization applies for funding as an initial recipient with the objective of further distributing the funds to ultimate recipients. The initial recipient runs its own RFP process to select projects and ensures that the program terms and conditions are met. A separate RFP for third party delivery will be launched by the program in the future.
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