Electric Vehicle Request for Proposals

Backgrounder

Early action is needed to support the transition to lower carbon transportation, as vehicle choices made today will determine the mix of technologies on the road in 2030. Budget 2016 allocated $62.5 million over two years to support electric vehicle (EV) and alternative fuel infrastructure. There are two components to this funding.

The first component will increase access to refuelling infrastructure along key transportation corridors for electric, natural gas and hydrogen vehicles, using commercially available technology. The Government of Canada will invest $16.4 million to support the installation of up to 70 fast-charging units for electric vehicles and up to six natural gas and two hydrogen refuelling stations. The initiative is intended to respond to consumer concerns about low availability of recharging/refuelling infrastructure, as well as investor concerns regarding the financial risk to investment. These investments will help accelerate market access of electric and alternative fuel vehicles.

The second component will reduce the costs and improve the functionality of next-generation EV charging infrastructure. The Government of Canada will invest $46.1 million to support demonstration projects that will reduce the cost of EV infrastructure; improve performance and charging speed; and improve the functionality of network management systems and grid integration for EV infrastructure. It is expected that these new demonstration projects will result in the installation of more than 100 next-generation electric vehicle charging stations.

Parties interested in the Requests for Proposals can visit:

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/science/programs-funding/18356

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Office of the Minister of Natural Resources
343-292-6837

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