Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program - News and FAQ


The first Request for Proposals focuses on Public Places and On-Street and is now open for applications until September 18, 2019 at 23:59 (Eastern Daylight Time). All applicants will be informed of NRCan’s funding decisions by November 2019.

  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 (Direct Current Fast-Charging (DCFC) stations or 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 and 2021). 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 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) charging stations per Project minimum requirement, can the stations be installed at different sites and/or locations and can the Project include a mix of charging station types?

    The minimum of twenty (20) charging stations can be distributed across many sites. For example, having four (4) stations per site on five (5) sites meets the Project requirement. The Project can include a mix of charging station types, provided that they meet the Eligible Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Technologies requirements as stated in Section 1.7 of the Applicant's Guide.