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Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program - News and FAQ

WHAT’S NEW? WEBINAR

NRCan will deliver webinars on the ongoing RFP on June 30, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST in French and June 30, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. EST in English. You can register for the webinars by clicking on the following links:  French webinar and English webinar.

NOTICE

The Request for Proposals (RFP) focusing on public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces and vehicle fleets is now open until August 11, 2022 (23:59 Eastern Daylight Time).

Announcements - News Releases

April 2022

New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario

Minister Anand Announces New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario, Highlights Further Zero-Emission Vehicle Investments in Budget 2022

New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario

March 2022

New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario

February 2022

New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario Hospitals

December 2021

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Ottawa

22 Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to St. Lawrence College

438 Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Multi-Unit Residential Buildings Across Canada

August 2021

Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Dufferin County

New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario

New EV Chargers Coming to Waterloo Region

July 2021

New EV Chargers and Hydrogen Fuelling Stations Coming to British Columbia

New EV Chargers Coming to British Columbia

New EV Chargers Coming to Hamilton

New EV Chargers Coming to Alberta

New EV Chargers Coming to British Columbia

Canada Invests in New Fast and Ultra-Fast EV Chargers in Quebec

Forty New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Trois-Rivières

Canada Invests in New EV Chargers in Nova Scotia

May 2021

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Langley, B.C.

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Saanich

April 2021

126 New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to White Rock, B.C.

More than 60 New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Ontario and Quebec

March 2021

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Metro Vancouver

February 2021

Canada Invests in New EV Chargers Across Prince Edward Island

December 2020

Canada Invests in Maritime Electric Vehicle Network

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to the Pembroke Area

November 2020

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Quebec and New Brunswick  

City of Delta Receives Funding from Natural Resources Canada for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to York Region

October 2020

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to the University of Guelph

September 2020

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Now Available in Whistler

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Peel Region

August 2020

Canada Invests in British Columbia’s Electric Vehicle Network

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Oakville

July 2020

Canada Invests in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Electric Vehicle Network

June 2020

New Electric Vehicle Connectors Coming to Guelph

FAQs

What is the level of funding for this program?

The program will fund up to 50% of Total Project Costs up to a maximum per technology, as follows:

Type of Infrastructure Output Maximum Funding Maximum Funding for Indigenous businesses and communities

Level 2 (208 / 240 V) connector

3.3 kW to 19.2 kW

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $5,000 per connector*

Up to 75% of total project costs, to a maximum of $7,500 per connector*

Fast charger

20 kW to 49 kW

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per charger

Up to 75% of total project costs, to a maximum of $22,500 per charger

Fast charger

50 kW to 99 kW

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $50,000 per charger

Up to 75% of total project costs, to a maximum of $75,000 per charger

Fast charger

100 kW to 199 kW

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $75,000 per charger

Up to 75% of total project costs, to a maximum of $112,500 per charger

Fast charger

200 kW and above

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $100,000 per charger

Up to 75% of total project costs, to a maximum of $150,000 per charger

Hydrogen refuelling station

Dispensing at 350 bar minimum for medium and heavy-duty vehicles and 700 bar minimum for light-duty vehicles

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $1,000,000 per site

Up to 75% of total project costs, to a maximum of $1,500,000 per site

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

How does funding work?

Funding is in the form of a contribution, not a grant or a subsidy. Contributions are subject to performance conditions (progress) that are specified in a contribution agreement.

Eligible expenditures are reimbursed based on the receipt and approval of claims for payment. During the project, the applicant will be required to submit quarterly payment claims and progress reports to NRCan summarizing project progress and expenses incurred. 

NRCan’s contribution is conditionally repayable for a period of up to 10 years after the project completion date if the project generates profit.  The repayment is calculated annually and based on the percent of funding provided to a project.

Note that exceptions to the repayment requirement include instances where the contribution is under $100,000 or made to non-profit organizations, Indigenous organizations, Crown corporation, post-secondary institutions, municipal, provincial or territorial government entities.  In this case, these organizations would enter into a non-repayable contribution agreement with NRCan.

Can ZEVIP funding be stacked with other financial incentives? (ZEVIP existing)

Total funding from all levels of government (federal, provincial/territorial or municipal) cannot exceed 75% of the Total Project Costs, unless the proponent is an Indigenous business or community, a not for profit organization, a provincial, territorial or municipal government or their departments or agencies in which case the stacking limit is 100% of Total Project Costs.

OPEN RFP: For more information please refer to the Applicant’s Guide (section 1.6).

What constitutes funding from the applicant?

Applicants must demonstrate secured funding of their share of the total project costs. Contributions to the project from non-NRCan sources can be from the applicant and/or from other contributors.

An applicant’s contribution to a project can be in the form of cash or NRCan approved in-kind contributions. In-kind contributions are not eligible for reimbursement.

OPEN RFP: For more information on Eligible Expenditures and In-Kind Support please refer to the Applicant’s Guide (section 5.2 and section 5.3).

How are project proposals selected?

Projects proposals are selected through a competitive process and evaluated against  mandatory and merit criteria.

PRE RFP:  Program criteria and an Applicant's Package will be available at the launch of each request for proposal.

OPEN RFP: For more information on Project selection criteria please refer to the Applicant’s Guide (section 2).

The program expects to launch RFPs each year (until 2027). 

Can projects be started before the signature of the contribution agreement? (ZEVIP existing)

Expenditures incurred prior to the Letter of Conditional Approval cannot be reimbursed and will not be considered towards the Total Project Cost.

Expenditures incurred between the date of the Letter of Conditional Approval and the date that Canada signs a contribution agreement are not incurred during the eligible expenditure period and, although they may count towards total project costs, they are not eligible for NRCan reimbursement. It is important to consult with the program during this period prior to incurring expenditures.

In all cases, until both parties sign a contribution agreement there is no commitment or obligation on the part of NRCan to make a financial contribution to any project, including any expenditure incurred or paid prior to the signing of such a contribution agreement and proponents are not permitted to publicly disclose project funding information.

OPEN RFP: For more information please refer to the Applicant’s Guide (section 1.11).

What documents are required to show access to site?

The applicant must demonstrate they own the lands, have access to the lands or demonstrate that they have the capacity to obtain access to the sites where the project will be built. 

If the applicant owns the sites, they must provide proof of ownership. The name of the owner on the document should match the name of the Applicant. Include a copy of at least one of the following: title deeds; most recent assessment roll; or most recent property tax bill.

If the applicant is not the owner of the sites, they must provide proof of access to the sites. Proof must indicate name of the parties, duration, civic addresses and the responsibilities of both parties. Include a copy of at least one of the following: lease contract; legal agreement; or memorandum of understanding dated no more than 6 months prior to the application date.

OPEN RFP: For more information please refer to the Applicant’s Guide (section 3.6).

What type of zero emission infrastructure project is eligible under the Program?

In order to be considered for funding, projects must:

  • Be an eligible technology;
  • Be located in Canada;
  • Be a permanent installation;
  • Be new and purchased equipment (not leased);
  • Be for a new installation or expansion of an existing installation (not for the replacement of an existing installation);
  • Be certified for use in Canada and be commercially available.

PRE RFP: Further information regarding the type of technology, charging connectors and project infrastructure minimum requirements will be defined in each request for proposal. 

OPEN RFP: Information regarding the type of technology, charging connectors and Project infrastructure minimums is available in the Applicant’s Guide (section 1.4 and 1.7).

What is project readiness?

NRCan wants to ensure that the proposed projects have already met an advanced state of readiness. Applicants of successful projects will have three (3) months after the date of the Letter of Conditional Approval to sign a Contribution Agreement. NRCan will assess project readiness through merit criteria as outlined in the request for proposals.

OPEN RFP: For more information please refer to the Applicant’s Guide (section 4.4).

Who can I contact for more information?

During the RFP process, the program staff is not at liberty to discuss project specifics. Questions can be sent to the program mailbox and will be answered within five (5) business days.

The program will also be hosting a webinar to inform on the program’s RFP best practices.

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