Commercial EV Charger Rebate: DC Fast Chargers (50 kW and above)

By mmuise
Description:

With the Commercial EV Charger Rebate Program, qualified applicants can receive a rebate toward the cost to purchase and install qualifying DC Fast Chargers (50 kW and above) at workplaces, for light-duty electric fleet vehicles, in public places or on-street.


Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 50% of total eligible expenditures, to a maximum of $50,000 per charger. Rebates are limited to one 50kW or greater Direct Current Fast Charger.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be legal entities incorporated or registered in Canada or abroad, including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, such as companies, industry associations, research associations, indigenous and community groups, academic institutions, provincial, territorial, regional or municipal governments or their departments or agencies;
  • be organizations and not individuals;
  • not be Federal Government entities, such as federal departments, federal crown corporations or federal agencies, are ineligible;
  • install chargers which must:
    a) be located in Newfoundland and Labrador;
    b) be available for use by the public or employees of the applicant;
    c) not be installed at a private residence, even if a business is registered at the same address;
    d) have a dedicated parking space for each charging connector or each Charger unit;
    e) remain connected to a network for minimum of three years. Upon request by the program administrator, program participants must have the ability to provide charger usage data for a period not less than three months via the web/cloud portal used by the charger;
    f) be installed by a certified electrician;
    g) be installed and completed no later than 12 months following pre-approval or February 15, 2024, whichever is sooner;
    h) be a new installation, or expansion of an existing installation (not for the replacement of an existing installation).
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1.complete and submit a Proof of Approval to Install form (this attests to the fact that the applicant has authority over the property or they are a representative of the group with such authority);

2. hire an electrician, select the site and the chargers;

3. submit the application and all required documents.

4. sign a contribution agreement prior to the installation of your charger(s), if the project is approved;

5. install the charger(s);

6. submit final required documents.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. a written quote or spec sheet identifying final pricing, including taxes and shipping;
2. a quote from a qualified electrical contractor for the charger installation;
3. Proof of Approval to Install Form;
4. a picture and a brief description clearly outlining the proposed location and parking space(s);
5. a copy of the businesses certificate of incorporation.
Once installation is complete, applicants must submit the following documents:
1. a copy of the final invoice broken down by the list of eligible costs that they are claiming, and clearly showing proof of payment;
2. a copy of all other final invoices for eligible costs incurred;
3. a copy of the Electrical Certificate of Inspection from Service NL, for the completed electrical projects done during the installation of their approved charger;
4. proof of an internet connection (this can be a screen shot of the backend system clearly showing the chargers are connected to internet);
5. a photo and description of the location of the installed charger(s) showing they are installed and operational;
6. a photo of the dedicated parking space and signage for each charger connector.

Other Things to Note:

Rebates will be issued to qualified participants for eligible EV charging infrastructure projects on a first-come, first-serve basis or until program funding is depleted. Projects must be completed no later than 12 months following pre-approval or February 15, 2024, whichever is sooner.

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