Zero Emissions Vehicle
Infrastructure Program

Be part of the next wave in transportation

Give your customers more charging options where they live, work, and play.

The Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) is offering eligible recipients up to 50% of project costs to purchase and install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, up to a maximum of $100,000 in funding per application. Contribute to a cleaner transportation system today.

Benefits

Attract and retain business

Provide convenience, bring in new customers, and build brand loyalty.

Create a competitive edge

Meet the needs of your customers and stay ahead of the curve.

Save on your investment

Purchase and install an in-demand amenity with cost-effective incentives.

Program Requirements

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include legal entities, validly incorporated or registered in Canada. Installed equipment must be a new and permanent installation for one of the following uses:

  • Workplaces
  • Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
  • Public Places
  • On-Street Parking
  • Light-Duty Fleets

To view the full details on program eligibility, please refer to sections 1.4 and 1.7 of the Applicant Guide.

Available EV Charger Incentives

Type of ChargerOutputMaximum Funding
Level 2 (208 /240 V) connectors3.3 kW to 19.2 kWUp to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $5,000 per connector
Fast charger20 kW to 49 kWUp to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per fast charger
Fast charger50 kW and aboveUp to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $50,000 per fast charger
Type of Charger
Level 2 (208 / 240 V) connectors

Output
3.3kW to 19.2kW

Maximum Funding
Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $5,000 per connector
Type of Charger
Fast charger

Output
20 kW to 49 kW

Maximum Funding
Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per fast charger
Type of Charger
Fast charger

Output
50 kW and above

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

Eligible Costs Include:

  • Professional services, such as engineering, construction, installation and more
  • Related equipment and infrastructure
  • Rental or leasing costs
  • Licences and permits
  • Environmental assessment costs
  • HST net of any rebate

Please refer to section 1.5 of the Applicant Guide for full technology requirements and section 1.9 for the full list of eligible expenditures.

How to Apply

1. Complete your Application Online

  • Fill out and complete the online application form.
  • The program team will send an acknowledgement of receipt within three business days of the application submission.
  • Submissions will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funding has been allocated.

2. Assessment of Proposals and Virtual Audits

  • The program team will assess your proposal and send a letter of conditional approval or regret within 30 days of receipt of a completed submission.
  • You will be sent a Participant Agreement upon your proposal receiving conditional approval.
  • You will be contacted by a member of our team to schedule a virtual audit.

3. Negotiation and Signature of Participant Agreements

  • Upon your proposal receiving Conditional Approval, you will be asked to sign a Participant Agreement within 60 days.

4. Project Completion

  • The project timeline must show completion before September 30th, 2023.

For detailed instructions, please review the Applicant Guide and Terms and Conditions. The guide provides the full details regarding eligibility, application steps, and project criteria. If you require further support, please get in touch.

Application

Ready to get started? Click the button below to begin your application for the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply?

Our application process is simple and easy. Just complete the online application form. If the project is approved, we will send you a Participant Agreement for sign-off before you start work on your project.

2. What are the application and project timelines?

Applicants must submit a full application package using the online application form. Only proposals for which all sections have been completed will be considered.

Project Timelines

Program launch and Application openMarch 15, 2022
Application submissionSubmissions will be reviewed on a first come, first-served basis until all funding has been fully allocated.
Assessment of Proposals, including site audits, letter of conditional approval/letter of regretProposals will be assessed, and letters of conditional approval/regret will be sent within 30 days of receipt of a complete application online
Negotiation and signature of Participant Agreements (PA)Participant Agreements must be signed within 60 days of a project receiving letter of Conditional Approval.
Project installProject install must be after April 1, 2022, and after PA is signed.
Project completion dateThe project timeline must show completion before September 30th, 2023.

The above schedule is subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to Applicants via the Program’s website.

3. How much can I be reimbursed?

The program will pay up to 50% of total project costs, up to the maximum amounts as show in the table below.
Funding will be limited to a maximum of $100,000 per application.

Type of ChargerTechnology RequirementMaximum Funding
Level 2 (208 / 240 V) connectors
3.3 kW to 19.2 kW
Any EV charger commercially available and CSA, ULC, UL or Interlink certified for use in Canada. The charger must have a SAE J1772 standard plug head or be a proprietary** connector type rated for a minimum of 3.3 kW power output.Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $5,000 per connector*
Fast charger
20 kW to 49 kW
Any EV fast charger commercially available and CSA, ULC, UL or Interlink certified for use in Canada. The fast charger must have at least one (1) charger connector that is CHAdeMO compliant and one (1) charger connector that is SAE Combo or be a proprietary** connector type rated for a minimum of 20 kW power output.Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per fast charger
Fast charger
50 kW and above
Any EV fast charger commercially available and CSA, ULC, UL or Interlink certified for use in Canada. The fast charger must have at least one (1) charger connector that is CHAdeMO compliant and one (1) charger connector that is SAE J1772 Combo (CCS) or be a proprietary** connector type rated for a minimum of 50 kW power output.Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $50,000 per fast charger

* For level 2 charging stations: To consider the funding per connector, each connector must be able to charge a vehicle and support a parking space simultaneously. Fast charging station funding is based on the number of chargers.

Type of Charger
Level 2 (208 / 240 V) connectors
3.3 kW to 19.2 kW

Technology Requirement
Any EV charger commercially available and CSA, ULC, UL or Interlink certified for use in Canada. The charger must have a SAE J1772 standard plug head or be a proprietary** connector type rated for a minimum of 3.3 kW power output.

Maximum Funding
Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $5,000 per connector*
Type of Charger
Fast charger
20 kW to 49 kW

Technology Requirement
Any EV fast charger commercially available and CSA, ULC, UL or Interlink certified for use in Canada. The fast charger must have at least one (1) charger connector that is CHAdeMO compliant and one (1) charger connector that is SAE Combo or be a proprietary** connector type rated for a minimum of 20 kW power output.

Maximum Funding
Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per fast charger
Type of Charger
Fast charger
50 kW and above

Technology Requirement
Any EV fast charger commercially available and CSA, ULC, UL or Interlink certified for use in Canada. The fast charger must have at least one (1) charger connector that is CHAdeMO compliant and one (1) charger connector that is SAE J1772 Combo (CCS) or be a proprietary** connector type rated for a minimum of 50 kW power output.

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

** Proprietary connector types can represent a maximum of 75% of all charging connectors installed at the same project site. The remaining balance (25% or more) must be universal charging connectors (J1772, J1772 Combo and CHAdeMO) of the same category (i.e., Level 2 or fast charger).

4. Who is eligible to apply?

Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations such as those listed below. Must be located outside of Quebec and New Brunswick.

  • Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB) owners and managers
  • Municipalities
  • Universities
  • Schools/School Boards
  • Hospitals
  • Small and Medium Enterprises

Projects must increase localized charging opportunities in public places, on-street, in multi-unit residential buildings, at workplaces or for light-duty vehicle fleets. As defined below:

  • Public Places – Public places are defined as parking areas intended for public use. Parking areas can be privately or publicly owned and operated. Examples of public places include, but are not limited to service stations; retail; restaurants; arenas; libraries; medical offices; park and ride; etc. 
  • On-Street – On-street charging is considered curbside charging infrastructure for public use and is managed by local governments. 
  • Workplaces – A workplace is defined as a location where employees perform duties related to a job. Charging infrastructure must be primarily used by the employees.  
  • Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles – A light-duty vehicle is considered as having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of less than or equal to 3,856 kg. Light-duty fleet vehicles are owned or leased by an organization and used in support of organizational or business operations and activities. Light-duty vehicle fleets are composed of multiple vehicles and are managed by common ownership.  Examples of light-duty vehicle fleets include a fleet of taxis, car rentals, municipal vehicles, car sharing, etc. 
  • Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURBS) – MURB charging is defined as infrastructure in parking spaces where people live. For the purpose of this program, to be designated as a MURB the building must include a minimum of three (3) dwelling units.  

Please note: Individuals or any part of the federal public administration, including Departments, Crown Corporations and Agencies do not qualify.

5. What are eligible projects and technologies?

To be considered for funding, Ultimate Recipients meet the following requirements:

  • Be an eligible technology as described below
Type of ChargerTechnology Requirement
Level 2 (208 / 240 V) connectors
3.3 kW to 19.2 kW
Any EV charger commercially available and CSA, ULC, UL or Interlink certified for use in Canada. The charger must have a SAE J1772 standard plug head or be a proprietary** connector type rated for a minimum of 3.3 kW power output.
Fast charger
20 kW to 49 kW
Any EV fast charger commercially available and CSA, ULC, UL or Interlink certified for use in Canada. The fast charger must have at least one (1) charger connector that is CHAdeMO compliant and one (1) charger connector that is SAE Combo or be a proprietary** connector type rated for a minimum of 20 kW power output.
Fast charger
50 kW and above
Any EV fast charger commercially available and CSA, ULC, UL or Interlink certified for use in Canada. The fast charger must have at least one (1) charger connector that is CHAdeMO compliant and one (1) charger connector that is SAE J1772 Combo (CCS) or be a proprietary** connector type rated for a minimum of 50 kW power output.

For level 2 charging stations: In order to consider the funding per connector, each connector must be able to charge a vehicle and support a parking space simultaneously. Fast charging station funding is based on the number of chargers.

  • Be located in Canada anywhere except for Quebec or New Brunswick
  • Be a permanent installation (mounted or fixed models)
  • 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 connected as defined below
      • Connected EV Chargers are defined as having the ability to communicate to other stations and/or to a server or the cloud through cellular/wireless signal or connected vehicle communications using software to report on usage and/or other capabilities such as providing real-time status of charging stations.
  • The work performed must be in compliance with all applicable local codes (for example, building and electrical) and bylaws (for example, zoning and parking).
    • Charging infrastructure targeting the general public use must be installed in a parking space clearly identified for the purpose of charging electric vehicles; and  
    • The project timeline must show completion between April 1, 2022, and September 30th, 2023. Applicants of successful projects will have sixty 60 days after the date of the Letter of Conditional Approval (LOCA) to sign a Participant Agreement. 

6. Are you able to stack incentives?

All recipients are required to disclose all confirmed and potential sources of funding, inclusive of all federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal governments (total government assistance) and other sources that are expected to be received. This information is to be disclosed at the time of application or when other funding has been confirmed.

Total funding from all levels of government (e.g., federal, provincial/territorial, or municipal) cannot exceed 75% of the total project costs, unless the proponent is a provincial, territorial, or municipal government or their departments or agencies in which case the stacking limit is 100% of total project costs.  

If the proposed total funding exceeds the limits set out above, Scout Environmental reserves the right to reduce its contribution to the project until the stacking assistance limit is met. If total Canadian government assistance exceeds the limits set out above on the project completion date, Scout reserves the right to recover the excess contribution from the recipient.  

7. What are eligible expenditures?

Eligible Expenditures for an approved project from an Ultimate Recipient must be directly related to the installation of EV chargers and can include:

  • Salary and benefits.
  • Professional services (e.g., scientific, technical, management; contracting; engineering; construction; installation, testing, and commissioning of equipment; training; marketing; data collection; logistics; maintenance; printing; distribution).
  • Capital expenses, including informatics and other equipment or infrastructure.
  • Rental fees or leasing costs.
  • License fees and permits.
  • Costs associated with Environmental Assessments; and
  • GST, PST and HST net of any tax rebate to which the recipient is entitled.

Costs NOT considered Eligible Expenditures under this Program for both Delivery Organizations and Ultimate Recipients will include: 

  • In-kind*.
  • Land costs.
  • Legal costs.
  • Ongoing operating costs (e.g., electricity consumption, operation, maintenance, networking fees, subscription fees, etc.), and.
  • Costs incurred outside the Eligible Expenditure Period, including those for preparing this application.

* In-kind contributions from the recipient and its partners count towards the total project costs. If a proponent chooses to include In-kind support as part of the total project costs, it must be verifiable and directly in support of the project.

8. When will I be reimbursed?

Eligible recipients can submit claims for reimbursements on eligible expenses once their project is completed. Reimbursements are disbursed quarterly according to the following schedule outlined below. Please note it may take up to 5 or 6 months from when claims are submitted before you will be reimbursed.

April 1 – June 30 (claim documents/invoices due July 31)
July 1 – September 30 (claim documents/invoices due October 31)
October 1 – December 31 (claim documents/invoices due January 31)
January 1 – March 31 (claim documents/invoices due April 30)

CONTACT

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