Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program 2024 (ZEVIP) NOW OPEN

The Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) is a 5-year $280 million program ending in 2024. This program aimed at making EV charging more accessible for Canadians coast to coast. The initiative is administered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). The program offers up to a 50% financial contribution to help deploy EV chargers in the following use cases:

  • Public Places: including but not limited to service stations, retail, restaurants, arenas, libraries, medical offices, park and ride, etc.

  • On-Street: EV charging deployed by local governments along public streets.

  • Workplaces: any location where employees perform duties related to their job.

  • Light, Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fleets: including fleets of taxis, car rentals, municipal vehicles, car sharing, last-mile delivery trucks, school buses, refuse trucks, public utility vehicles, etc.

  • Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs): any residential building with at least three (3) dwelling units.

Contact us to start your application process today!

How Does it Work?

Natural Resources Canada releases an Applicants Guide at the start of each ZEVIP round. Organizations have until the submission deadline to put together a detailed project proposal. After a review period, NRCan will send notices of funding decisions to each applicant.

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Conditional Approval and shortly afterwards sign a Contribution Agreement with NRCan. Each round of ZEVIP has different requirements for minimum and maximum project size, deployment timeline, and supported use cases. 

What does it cover?

Type of Infrastructure
Output Power
Maximum Funding
Level 2 Charger

3.3 kW to 19.2 kW

$5,000 per port

DC Fast Charger

20 kW to 49 kW

$15,000 per fast-charger

DC Fast Charger

50 kW to 99 kW

$50,000 per fast-charger

DC Fast Charger

100 kW to 199 kW

$75,000 per fast-charger

DC Fast Charger

200 kW and above

$100,000 per fast-charger

For accepted ZEVIP projects, NRCan contributes 50% of Total Project Costs up to a maximum per-charger amount. Eligible costs include site design, project management, EV chargers, installation costs, licenses/permits, and other direct deployment costs. For most ZEVIP RFPs, NRCan contributions are conditionally repayable. If you profit from EV chargers funded by the program, you must repay NRCan’s contribution on a pro-rata basis. The maximum funding per type of EV charger is as follows:

Foreseeson EVSE

Foreseeson EVSE  has deployed hundreds of units across various funding programs, including NRCan. Foreseeson can offer you the support and expertise necessary to determine the ideal EV charging infrastructure for your needs and guide you through the application process.

The ZEVIP funding is not a grant: it is a competitive process and only the most valuable projects get granted funding by NRCan. Foreseeson EVSE can guide you along the way by helping plan your deployment and application.