Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative

Through the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Initiative, the Government of Canada is investing $96.4M to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast charging network for electric vehicles, natural gas stations along key freight corridors and stations for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in metropolitan centres, $76.1M to support the demonstration of next-generation charging technologies as well as $10M for the development of binational (Canada and the United States) codes and standards for low-carbon vehicles and infrastructure.

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. Through Phase 1 investments ($16.4M), the Program deployed 102 electric vehicle fast-chargers, 7 natural gas stations and 3 hydrogen stations. Phase 2 investments ($80M) has notional targets of 900 electric vehicle fast-chargers, 15 natural gas stations and 12 hydrogen fuel cell stations.

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

NOTICE

The second Request for Proposals under Phase 2 of the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative is now closed. All applicants will be informed of NRCan’s funding decisions by Summer 2019.

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 stations, the Program will pay up to 50% of the total project costs to a maximum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) per refuelling station.

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