Electric Vehicle-Related Investments


On May 17, 2023, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, announced a combined federal investment totalling nearly $5.9 million in 28 organizations across Canada to undertake zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) awareness projects. These projects will help Canadians know about the clean options available when choosing their next vehicle.

Federal funding is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative. NRCan is planning to support the following projects aiming to increase awareness, knowledge and public confidence in ZEVs public charging and refuelling infrastructure.

  • $300,000 to Elexicon Group Inc. in Whitby, Ontario, to deploy a ZEV ride-sharing service in under-represented EV markets in Canada

  • $300,000 to the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby to demonstrate the positive attributes of passenger EVs to all Canadians

  • $300,000 to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, operating as Ontario Tech University in Oshawa to create a micro-mobility pilot and educational campaigns

  • $300,000 to The Discovery Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to showcase electric vehicle (EV) science and technology through an exhibit and an outreach program

  • $300,000 to Our Greenway Conservancy in Toronto, Ontario, to improve knowledge of electric cargo bikes

  • $299,328 to the Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta in Edmonton to boost ZEV awareness and adoption across the Prairies

  • $297,000 to Electric Mobility Canada in Île-des-Sœurs, Quebec, to develop a comprehensive ZEV training curriculum for vehicle salespeople 

  • $296,085 to Drive Electric NL Inc. in St. Philip’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to help businesses implement workplace charging for employees through a targeted outreach campaign

  • $296,338 to the New Brunswick Lung Association in Fredericton to teach high school students about ZEV commuting

  • $225,000 to Women in Renewable Energy in Toronto, Ontario, to launch a ZEV education campaign and organize a ZEV Career Fair

  • $225,000 to the City of Fredericton in New Brunswick to increase knowledge of and confidence in public EV charging stations and the use of electric micro-mobility devices, such as e-bikes and scooters

  • $219,875 to Energy Mix Productions Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, to promote the benefits of ZEVs in low-income rural and remote communities

  • $210,000 to Eco-West Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to engage rural communities and increase knowledge of ZEVs through a series of on-the-road EV demonstration events

  • $200,000 to 9454-2594 Québec Inc. operating as Destrier Electric in Montreal to design and deliver an interactive platform and vehicle trial program around ZEVs and e-powered micro-mobility options

  • $200,000 to 11303783 CANADA LTD operating as SafeDrivers PEI in Kensington, PEI, to grow the exposure of ZEV technologies for new drivers in PEI by adding EV information to driver and fleet training materials 

  • $200,000 to 9280-0366 Québec Inc. operating as Transit, Inc. in Montreal to enhance the e-scooter and e-bike trip planning experience in the Transit app across Canada

  • $198,709 to ArcAscent Inc. doing business as Electric Autonomy Canada in Toronto, Ontario, to plan and run an EV Charging Expo

  • $184,369 to Mogile Technologies Inc. in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, to demonstrate network operability using Mogile's ChargeHub Passport among existing and prospective EV drivers and light-duty fleet operators

  • $120,550 to Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere in Parry Sound, Ontario, to address barriers to the adoption of light-duty ZEVs and e-bikes in the Georgian Bay Biosphere region

  • $118,000 to the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, to undertake a regional project to help raise awareness, knowledge and confidence in ZEVs 

  • $117,750 to the Grand River Malayalee Association in Cambridge, Ontario, to create an engagement and awareness campaign for the general public

  • $110,790 to Scout Environmental in Toronto, Ontario, to develop a web-based interactive battery EV guide for residents in partnership with the Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation

  • $95,000 to InerScience Inc. in Lasalle, Quebec, to improve the adoption of e-bikes in the region.

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