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Electric Vehicle Incentives

Application Support & Planning Services

EquiCharge understands the challenge of governmental agencies and funding cycles, creating a successful funding application, how policy and regulations drive the adoption of zero-emission technologies, progress reporting and submitting claims for reimbursement.

Our team members have helped clients secure more than $98M in funding and are here to support you through planning and application requirements so you can be awarded funding for your zero-emission fleet and charging or fueling infrastructure. 

Below you will find open funding opportunities to help jumpstart your journey to zero emissions. Please contact us to learn more about these programs and to get a quote or proposal to support you through the planning or application process. 

Federal Funding Programs

The following programs are available to applicants from across Canada to advance EV and charging infrastructure uptake. 

Incentives for Light-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) Program

  1. Battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and long-range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, all with an electric range of 50 kilometers or more, can receive $5,000.
  2. Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) with an electric range of less than 50 kilometers can receive $2500.

Incentives for medium and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (iMHZEV) Program

The Government of Canada has announced $547.5M of funding over four years (or until available funding is exhausted) for the Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program. Effective July 11th, 2022, the iMHZEV Program offers Canadian organizations (for profit and non-profit), provinces, territories and municipalities incentives towards the purchase/lease of eligible MHZEVs.

The iMHZEV Program will provide purchase incentives worth approximately 50% of the price difference between an electric vehicle and a traditional vehicle. These incentives will be:

  • applicable to purchase or lease commercial, medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles such as the Ford e-Transit cargo van, the Karsan e-Jest shuttle, the Lion8 vocational truck, the Volvo VNR-electric tractor truck, and more (eligible vehicles)
  • eligible to provinces and territories, municipal and local governments, organizations, and businesses
  • worth up to $200,000 per vehicle, and able to be combined with provincial or territorial incentives to make these vehicles even more affordable

Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP)

Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) is a $680 million initiative ending in 2027 and its objective is to address the lack of charging and refuelling stations in Canada; one of the key barriers to ZEV adoption, by increasing the availability of localized charging and hydrogen refuelling opportunities where Canadians live, work, and play.

The program targets multiple infrastructure streams, including Public Places, On-Street, Workplaces, Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs), and Commercial and Public Fleets (on-road). 

NRCan’s contribution through this Program will be limited to fifty percent (50%) of Total Project Costs up to a maximum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) per project and up to a maximum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) per project for Delivery Organizations.

Applications for ZEVIP are closed, with a new workstream anticipated in spring 2023. 

Zero Emission Transit Fund (ZETF)

The objective of the $2.75 billion Zero Emission Transit Fund (ZETF) is to advance the Government of Canada's commitment to help procure zero emission public transit and school buses (ZEBs), in close partnership with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB). This funding will help communities to electrify their school and transit bus fleets, while reducing emissions and operational costs over the long-term.

There are two project components eligible for funding under the ZETF: Planning Projects and Capital Projects.

Planning Projects

Eligible projects include studies, modelling and feasibility analysis that will support the future deployment of ZEBs. Planning projects assist transit and school bus operators in establishing comprehensive electrification plans in order to undertake capital projects in the future. The maximum contribution towards planning projects is up to 80% of the total eligible costs.

Planning projects may be administered differently depending on whether the applicant is a transit or school bus operator in order to best support their needs.

Capital Projects – Zero Emission Buses

Eligible capital projects support ZEB deployment and include the procurement of buses, charging and refueling infrastructure, and other ancillary infrastructure needs. ZEBs are vehicles that have the potential to produce no tailpipe emissions such as battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles. They may still have a conventional internal combustion engine, but must be able to operate without using it. Retrofits of conventional fuel buses to ZEBs are also eligible. The maximum contribution towards capital projects is up to 50% of the total eligible costs. Infrastructure Canada will ensure that the total combined Infrastructure Canada funding and CIB financing will not exceed 100% of eligible costs.

Start Your Applications Today

EquiCharge can support your Planning & Capital Projects - Contact us today for help with the application process and to complete the plans needed for successful funding applications. 

ZETF Process

British Columbia

BC Hydro - Incentives for electric fleet planning and infrastructure

EV Ready Fleet Plan Rebate

BC Hydro will provide funding to hire a fleet electrification expert to perform a fleet assessment and help identify charging requirements and electrical infrastructure needs.

The offer

  • Fleets less than 150 medium- or heavy-duty vehicles: A rebate of 50% of planning costs (excluding GST) up to a maximum of $10,000.
  • Fleets greater than or equal to 150 medium- or heavy-duty vehicles: A rebate of 50% of planning costs (excluding GST) up to a maximum of $15,000.

Get Started Today

EquiCharge has a team of fleet electrification and charging infrastructure experts ready to complete your EV Ready Fleet Plan so you can take advantage of this rebate program while starting your zero-emission journey today.

Electrical Infrastructure Incentive

Funding is available to pre-approved customers for the cost of installing the electrical infrastructure in accordance with an approved EV Ready fleet plan.

The offer

  • Up to 50% of infrastructure costs, not including charging equipment.
  • Funding amount is determined based on a review of costs, electrification opportunities, emission savings, and the overall business case. 

CleanBC Go Electric Fleets Program

Funded by the Province and administered by Fraser Basin Council Society (FBC), the program supports fleets in British Columbia in their efforts toward deploying Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) by offering technical and financial support through:

  1. Resources and tools via the West Coast Electric Fleets Toolkit,
  2. Training sessions and webinars,
  3. Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Fleet Advisor,
  4. Rebates for ZEV Fleet Assessment,
  5. Rebates for Facility Assessment,
  6. Rebates for Electrical Infrastructure,
  7. Rebates for the purchase and installation of charging stations.

ZEV Infrastructure Assessment Support

To help organizations plan for the installation of chargers and manage electricity use when electrifying their fleets, the Go Electric Fleets Program will provide financial support for customers to undertake an electrical assessment of their facilities. This will help to determine fleet-specific charging and electrical needs and plan accordingly.

Successful applicants to the facility assessment rebate will be reimbursed for 50% of the costs up to a maximum of $5,000. Organizations with multiple facilities may be eligible for additional funding upon the approval from the Ministry. See the ZEV Infrastructure Assessment page for more information on eligibility requirements.

Charging Infrastructure Rebates

Charging infrastructure rebates are available to the Go Electric Fleets Program participants for the installation of Level 2 and DC fast charging stations for fleet use. Program will provide financial assistance to customers to design, procure and install charging infrastructure, to be used by the fleet.

Get Started Today

EquiCharge has a team of fleet electrification and charging infrastructure experts ready to complete your ZEV Infrastructure Assessment so you can take advantage of this rebate program while starting your zero-emission journey today.