Natural Resources Canada recently introduced the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), a $130 million program that will run for five years and subsidize EV charging across a variety of use cases. The first ZEVIP RFP focuses on Public Places and On-street EV charging.
Businesses and municipal governments that install EV chargers through ZEVIP are eligible for a grant covering 50% of total project costs up to a maximum contribution of $5 million. Eligible lots can be privately owned, they simply must be accessible to the public. This includes service stations, restaurants, arenas, libraries, medical offices, and more. On-street and curbside charging is also eligible through the program.
Businesses, property managers, and municipalities are encouraged to contact ChargeLab for support in seeking funding. While multi-residential and workplace properties are not eligible for this round of ZEVIP, they are also encouraged to contact ChargeLab to prepare for future funding opportunities.