Electric Vehicle Charging Program

Funding Programs

Put your community on the map for electric vehicle drivers.

Take advantage of the Electric Vehicle Charging Program, an unprecedented opportunity to prepare for the rapid increase in electric vehicle (EV) sales. Electrify local tourism, future-proof your fleet, and save on fuel costs by installing an EV charger today.

The Government of Canada, with matching funding from the Government of Alberta, is providing $3.4 million in rebates for the installation of EV charging infrastructure in Alberta municipalities.

Additionally, SouthGrow Regional Initiative is offering close to $2 million in rebates for businesses and other organization to build out their own EV charging infrastructure.

REBATES FOR BUSINESSES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Now is the time to put your business on the map—with the program covering up to 46% of costs!

The SouthGrow Electric Vehicle Charging Program supports businesses and other organizations installing new EV charging stations for public and/or fleet use. Our team can help guide you to purchase the right charging station for your needs.

What’s more, up to 46% of the costs of purchasing and installing a new charging station can be rebated. This represents a savings of:

  • Up to $5,000 for each Level 2 Charger (provides a full charge over several hours)
  • Up to $75,000 for each Fast Charger (provides a full charge in 30 minutes)

Almost $2 million is available on a first-come first-served basis. Apply as soon as possible to secure your charging stations.

How to apply

The SouthGrow Electric Vehicle Charging Program is currently in Phase One, with priority given to projects in SouthGrow communities. The program will open province-wide with Phase Two in the coming months depending on funding availability

Applying to the program is straightforward, and our team provides one-on-one support so you can easily maneuver the application process.

Step 1: Get the full details by reading the SouthGrow EV Charging Program Guidebook

Step 2: Then start by submitting a SouthGrow Expression of Interest (EOI) to show your intention to participate.

  • We will be in touch within five business days to guide you through the application process, including:
    • Researching installation location, the type of charger, signage, and other considerations.
    • Securing itemized quotes for the purchase and installation of each charging station.

Step 3: Submit a complete application to contact@mccac.ca.

Step 4: When approved, sign the funding agreement.

Step 5: Purchase and install charging stations.

Step 6: Submit project verification documents and receive your rebate.

REBATES FOR MUNICIPALITIES

Now is the time to put your community on the map—with the program covering up to 100% of costs!

The Electric Vehicle Charging Program supports municipalities installing new EV charging stations in public places, on-street locations, municipal property and for municipal vehicle fleets. Our team can help guide you purchase the right charging station for your community’s needs.

What’s more, up to 100% of the costs of purchasing and installing a new charging station can be rebated, so you can participate without worrying about the impact on your taxpayers. This represents a savings of:

  • Up to $10,000 for each Level 2 Charger (for charging over several hours)
  • Up to $150,000 for each Fast Charger (for charging up in 30 minutes)

Over $3 million is available to Alberta municipalities and non-profit community-related organizations located on municipally-owned land. Apply as soon as possible to secure your charging stations.

How to apply

Applying to the program is straightforward, and our team provides one-on-one support so you can easily maneuver the application and purchasing process.

Step 1: Get the full details by reading the EV Charging Program Guidebook or watch the webinar (youtube). If you have any lingering questions, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

Step 2: Then start by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to show your municipality’s intent to participate.

  • We will be in touch within five business days to guide you through the application process, including:
    • Researching installation location, the type of charger, signage, and other considerations.
    • Securing itemized quotes for the purchase and installation of each charging station.

Step 3: Submit a complete Application Form (Municipalities) to contact@mccac.ca.

Step 4: When approved, sign the funding agreement.

Step 5: Purchase and install charging stations.

Step 6: Submit project verification documents and receive your rebate.

READY TO APPLY?

Start by submitting an Expression of Interest today.

What can a charging station bring your community?

Electrify local tourism and attract new customers: With growing consumer demand for electric vehicles, forward-thinking municipalities and businesses are looking for ways to welcome EV drivers. Adding a fast charging station to the map will attract electric vehicle owners to shop, eat and stay in your community.

Future-proof your fleet: Vehicle fleets will be increasingly reliant on EVs as Canada moves toward 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035. Get your municipal or commercial vehicle fleet ready for an electric future with a grant-funded EV charging station.

Demonstrate your commitment to future growth: Around 12% of Canada’s climate pollution comes from cars and trucks burning fossil fuels. Switching to electric vehicles demonstrates your commitment to cleaner skies and a healthier climate.

Want to learn more about EVs?

Download our EV Knowledge Guide to learn about the electric vehicle market, regulatory environment, technological offerings, and more.

Use our EV Savings Calculator to see how much you can save from the lower maintenance and fuel costs associated with electric vehicles.

Read our EV Charging Installation and Operations Guide to brush up on best practices for the installation and ongoing operation of EV charging stations.

Tip: Access funding for electric vehicles for your municipal fleet with the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program.

This program is a partnership of:

SouthGrow Regional Economic Development
Canada