ZEVIP for multi-family and workplaces is here.

Get a contribution from Natural Resources Canada for up to 50% of project costs when you install EV chargers in your building. Plus pay $0 upfront with ChargeLab’s exclusive Zero Down program. We’ll handle your funding application, give you a choice of charging stations, and provide a turnkey installation. Apply by June 1, 2020.

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Through the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), the Government of Canada is investing in EV chargers for multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs), workplaces, and light-duty fleets. The initiative is run by Natural Resources Canada, and covers up to 50% of the cost to purchase and install Level 2 or Level 3 charging stations. By partnering with ChargeLab, your workplace or multi-family building could pay $0 upfront.

How does it work?

To make your own ZEVIP application, you must plan to deploy 20+ EV chargers at one or multiple multi-family, workplace, or light-duty fleet locations in Canada.

If you plan to install fewer than 20 chargers, you can participate in ChargeLab’s Zero Down program, a joint ZEVIP application. As an added bonus of our joint application, ChargeLab will cover up to 100% of the capital cost to install EV chargers for Zero Down participants.

You must be approved for funding before starting your deployment. All eligible projects must be completed between July 2020 and December 2021. Public, on-street, and heavy-duty fleet projects are not eligible for this round of ZEVIP funding.

What is covered?

NRCan will contribute 50% of Total Project Costs up to $5 million per project or the maximum per-charger amounts listed in the table below. Eligible costs include site design, project management, EV chargers, installation costs, licenses/permits, and other direct deployment costs. For eligible sites, ChargeLab will match NRCan's contribution to bring your deployment cost down to $0.

Type of Charging Station Maximum Funding (NRCan) Maximum Funding (NRCan + ChargeLab)
Level 2 charger (3.3 to 19.2 kW) $5,000 per connector $10,000 per connector
Fast charger (20 kW to 49 kW) $15,000 per charger $30,000 per charger
Fast charger (50 kW and above) $50,000 per charger $100,000 per charger

How to get started

Applications for ZEVIP close in May 2020. To find out if your are eligible, get in touch with ChargeLab today.

We support organizations who want to install EV chargers under ZEVIP, and help you maximize this funding opportunity. ChargeLab is Canada’s leading hardware-agnostic supplier of turnkey EV charging solutions. Connect with us today to see if this program is right for you.

The case for EV charging

EV chargers are proven to increase property value at multi-family and office buildings, and improve goodwill between any building and its tenants.

64% of Canadians say they are considering an electric vehicle for their next car purchase.

This is a significant opportunity for businesses and MURBS to engage with the rapidly growing demographic of EV drivers.

Download our ZEVIP guide for multi-family or workplace below. If you plan to build a light-duty fleet of electric vehicles and want to apply for ZEVIP funding, email fleet@www.chargelab.co.