Natural Resources Canada looking to expand EV fast charger access across Canada

Canada Electric Highway

Canada is a big place, and with such a vast area comes challenges to provide the same level of infrastructure to all Canadians. Now Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has luanched a Request for Proposals (RFP) to build more electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers across Canada.

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The RFP, which is part of NRCan’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFID), is seeking bids from companies to install fast chargers along the Trans-Canada Highway system, with a particular focus on traditionally underserved areas along some of the smaller regional routes.

Funding for the project will be split, with 50% coming from NRCan, up to a maximum of $50,000 for fast chargers 50kW and above. Additional funding up to $15,000 is also available for chargers between 20kW and 40kW if they’re built at the same site, and up to $5,000 for each Level 2 charger connector.

The program also includes hydrogen and fuel cell projects, of which 50% of the cost, up to a maximum of $1,000,000, will be paid for by NRCan.

In order to qualify, the proposed projects must be open to the public at all times, have at least one CHAdeMO connector, and one CCS connector or Tesla charger. Applicants will have until July 23rd to submit their proposals.

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Featured image: Petro-Canada’s Electric Highway
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