Get Up to 50% Back for Installing New EV Charging Stations

Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program

The Government of Canada has mandated that all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks are to be zero-emission by 2035. To help meet that goal, the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) has been created to address a key barrier to the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Canada. Namely, a distinct lack of charging stations.

This program will aim to increase the number of charging stations by incentivizing businesses, municipalities and multi-unit residential buildings to install EV chargers. Eligible participants can re-coup up to 50% of project costs!

Alectra Utilities is proud to have been selected by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) as a trusted partner to help offer and administer the incentives tied to this program. But be sure to apply now, funding is limited.

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Eligible customers include businesses, municipalities and multi-unit residential buildings in Canada that are looking to install new (cannot be replacement equipment), permanent EV charging infrastructure in any of the following locations. Proof of ownership or access to the land where the infrastructure is to be installed is required. 

Public Places

  • Parking areas must be intended for public use
  • Examples: service stations, retail, restaurants, arenas, libraries, medical centres, etc.


  • On-street chargers are considered for public use, and are eligible for participation in the program 


  • Employees must be the primary users of the chargers
  • Charging infrastructure at private residences are not eligible for this program, even if a business is registered at the same address

Multi-Unit Residential Buildings 

  • Buildings must have a minimum of three (3) dwelling units

Commercial and Public Fleets

  • Fleets must be used to support organizational or business operations and activities
  • Examples: light, medium or heavy-duty vehicles, taxies, delivery vehicles, municipal utility vehicles, forklifts, airport ground support vehicles, etc.
Woman charging her car in the city with on street charging
Incentive Details

Through this program, if eligible, applicants can receive up to 50% of project costs back, up to a maximum of $100,000 per application.

Type of Infrastructure


Maximum Funding

Level 2 (208 / 240 V) connectors

3.3kW to 19.2kW

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $5,000 per connector

Fast charger

20kW to 49kW

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per charger

Fast charger

50kW to 99Kw

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

Fast charger

100 kW and above

Up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of $75,000 per charger

Charging infrastructure targeting general public use must be installed in a parking space clearly identified for the purpose of charging electric vehicles. Chargers will have 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. Chargers will be commercially available and certified for use in Canada. Level 2 chargers will have a SAE J1772 standard plug head or be a proprietary connector type. DC Fast Chargers include one or more of the following charging connector types: CHAdeMO, SAE J1772 Combo (CCS) or be a proprietary connector type. Proprietary connector types will represent a maximum of 75% of all charging connectors installed at the same Sub-Project site. 

Covered Costs

Eligible costs for an approved project must be directly related to, and necessary for, the implementation of the project. Examples include:

  • Capital expenses, including informatics and other equipment or infrastructure
  • Rental fees or leasing costs
  • License fees and permits
  • Costs associated with Environmental Assessments
  • Professional services (e.g. data collection, logistics, printing, distribution)
  • HST net of any tax rebate to which the recipient is entitled
  • Overhead expenses directly related to the project
EV charging station
How to Apply

Step 1: Application Completion

Step 2: Review & Approval

  • Alectra will review your submitted documents and determine whether you are approved to proceed 
  • A representative will contact you to let you know the status of your application

Step 3: Provide Cost Details

Step 4: Complete Your Project

  • Your project must be installed and operational 9 months from your pre-approval date – please contact incentives@alectrautilities.com to notify us when completed
  • Upon completion, we will require proof of operation, signage and the technical ability to communicate, as well as invoices, proof of payment and photos of the installation
  • Once these materials have been reviewed and approved, you will need to submit your claim (invoice) within 30 days. From there, a cheque will be issued for your approved incentive amount! 

Still Have Questions?

We’d be happy to help! Email incentives@alectrautilities.com with your questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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