Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI) 🇨🇦

The Government of Canada is investing in a coast-to-coast network of fast-charging stations for EVs along the national highway systems.

EVAFIDI ended in 2020

The Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI) offered repayable contributions to support the construction of a coast-to-coast EV fast-charging network in Canada. The program was administered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It was launched in 2016 and the last round of applications closed in July 2020.

NRCan is continuing to distribute new funding for EV chargers through another initiative, the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).

Learn more about the past results of EVAFIDI on NRCan's official webpage.

Past EVAFIDI programs

Succesful applicants for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of EVAFIDI have cumulatively received over $68 million in funding from Natural Resources Canada.

Below are past news releases from ChargeLab related to EVAFIDI.

2018

Final Deadline Reminder for Businesses Seeking NRCan Funding for EV Fast-Charging Stations

TORONTO, March 07, 2018 — ChargeLab is a turnkey provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, specializing in helping businesses take advantage of government funding opportunities. ChargeLab is issuing a final deadline reminder for businesses seeking NRCan funding for installing fast-charging stations.
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Retail, food services, convenience and property management businesses interested in fast-charging are encouraged to contact ChargeLab by...

2019

Canadian Businesses Now Eligible For Up To $5 Million In Rebates For Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations

TORONTO, March 06, 2019 — Natural Resources Canada has renewed the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Initiative (EVAFIDI).
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Businesses installing fast-charging stations for electric vehicles by the end of 2020 are eligible to receive up to 50% of total project costs rebated through...

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