Government of Canada Announces RFPs for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program

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July 4, 2019

The Government of Canada is investing in a cleaner, more sustainable future to help Canadians meet their transportation needs.

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi, announced that Natural Resources Canada is launching the first request for proposals (RFP) for its Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. This will result in a targeted expansion of zero-emission vehicle charging (Level 2 and higher) and refuelling stations. This RFP will target public places and on-street locations, and will close on September 18, 2019.

Budget 2019 announced $130 million over five years, starting in 2019-20, to deploy new recharging and refueling stations in the following streams: multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces, public spaces and on street parking and for strategic projects for electric vehicle and/or hydrogen infrastructure in corporate fleets, delivery fleets, and mass transit.

The program expects to launch multiple requests for proposals each year focusing on one or several infrastructure streams and is part of the Government of Canada’s more than $180-billion Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. This builds on the Generation Energy Council Report submitted to the Government of Canada. The report proposed principles on how to build our energy future in a way that ensures the economy and environment go hand in hand. 


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