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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program (voted)

General information
Name of transfer payment program Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program (voted)
Start date April 14, 2016
End date* March 31, 2029
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2017-18
Link to department’s Program Inventory Energy Innovation Program
Description The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration component supports the demonstration of next-generation electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Canada.
The program will undertake Front End Engineering Design studies and demonstrations to reduce the costs, understand the impacts and address potential hurdles for the deployment of next-generation charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Projects funded under this program are conditionally repayable.
Expected results This program will build on results achieved by previous NRCan programs which contributed significantly to the early demonstration of charging infrastructure in Canada to date.
Expected results include:
  • Accelerated commercialization and uptake of electric vehicle charging technologies;
  • Collaborations and leveraged funding for the advancement and demonstration of electric vehicle infrastructure technologies;
  • Increased scientific and technical knowledge to advance the development of electric vehicle infrastructure technologies; and
  • Reduction in emissions due to the best available technologies.
It is expected that over 200 next-generation electric vehicle charging stations will be installed through the program.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable, new program
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation 2018-19
General targeted recipient groups Recipients include legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including electricity and gas utilities, companies, industry associations, research associations, standards organizations, aboriginal and community groups, Canadian academic institutions, and provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients The program conducted extensive engagement with industry, associations, Provinces and Territories, and research and policy groups to help inform the scope of calls for proposals including: bilateral engagement with Provinces and Territories to identify priorities; leveraging pan-Canadian stakeholder consultations to confirm barriers and technological challenges for Electric Vehicle infrastructure; and outreach at national and international stakeholder conferences and fora.  Requests for project proposals will be solicited from a broad range of eligible recipients such as industry, academia and consortia via open, advertised calls for expressions of interest (EOIs); and non-advertised direct requests for proposals resulting from the call for EOIs.

*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-2019  Planned spending 2019-20  Planned spending 2020-21  Planned
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions $30,125,000 $22,344,000 $12,700,000 $4,226,000
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total program $30,125,000 $22,344,000 $12,700,000 $4,226,000

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