Federal funding available for some electric vehicle charging stations

Multi-residential rental providers need to get on-board with charging stations or we will lose tenants.

Natural Resources Canada is now accepting project proposals for funding consideration under the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP). This RFP (request for proposal) targets projects for electric vehicle charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs), workplaces and for light-duty vehicle fleets.

Funded through Budget 2019 and the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, the ZEVIP supports the deployment of a network of zero-emission vehicle chargers (Level 2 and higher) and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in more localized areas where Canadians live, work and play. Support will also be available for strategic projects for electric vehicles and/or hydrogen infrastructure for corporate fleets and last-mile delivery fleets.

The Program expects to launch several RFPs targeting one or more infrastructure categories (multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces, public places, on-street, light-duty vehicle fleets and medium and heavy-duty vehicle fleets) each year.

Natural Resources Canada invites you to visit its website and complete the online form in order to receive a copy of the Applicant’s Package, which includes the Applicant’s Guide, the Application Form (Word and Excel documents) and the template letters.

Completed project proposals may be submitted via email or sent to NRCan by courier. All proposals must be received no later than June 22, 2021 (23:59 EDT). Obviously, rental providers should not wait until the last moment.

If you have any questions about the Program, contact the Fuel Diversification Division of NRCan at  nrcan.taf-tcr.rncan@canada.ca.