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Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative

Value

The maximum amount payable by the program can be up to 75% of total project costs.

Description

The Zero Emission Vehicles Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI) is looking to fund new and innovative projects that aim to address awareness and knowledge gaps among Canadians on light-duty ZEVs and ZEV technologies, including battery electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. This stream is also open to battery-powered micro-mobility solutions (i.e., small, lightweight vehicles operating at low speeds, including scooters, e-bikes, and cargo e-bikes). A separate call out for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles will follow at a later time.

Eligible Applicants

Individuals and legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations such as:

  • Electricity or gas utilities
  • Companies
  • Industry associations
  • Research associations
  • Standards organizations
  • Indigenous and community groups
  • Academic institutions
  • Provincial, territorial, regional or municipal governments or their departments or agencies where applicable

International legal entities validly incorporated or registered abroad including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as:

  • Companies
  • Industry associations
  • Research associations
  • Standards organizations
  • Academic institutions.

Eligible Expenses

Proposed projects could include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Developing and implementing a novel targeted outreach (e.g. MURB residents, new Canadians) and awareness campaign
  • Establishing a web-based resource and information portal
  • Implementing a test drive and trial program (e.g. ride-and-drive events in underserved areas)
  • Establishing and operating showcase facilities including mobile showcases that display ZEVs and charging infrastructure
  • Implementing an national or regional electric vehicle mentorship or ambassador program
  • Undertaking actions to increase workplace charging awareness among employees across multiple companies
  • Undertaking actions to increase physical and online visibility of charging infrastructure
  • Increasing knowledge of EV charging options and technologies among potential end-users such as commercial fleets
  • Developing curriculum and/or training material for a target audience such as truck drivers or auto dealers
  • Developing best practices guides and educational tools to support targeted audiences or for all Canadians (national scale)
  • A series of in person (if and when permitted by local health authorities) and virtual meetings, presentations, technology demonstrations or other events (with remote attendance options)

Deadline Date

  August 18, 2022
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