Northwest Territories Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NWT)

By mmuise

The Northwest Territories Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NWT EVIP or Program) is an application-based grant program designed to support installing new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the NWT in public places, on-street, at multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces, as well as other locations in support of charging light duty electric vehicles.

Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of grants of up to 50% of the total eligible expenditures of the project up to the maximum amounts as set on eligible infrastructure type.

Deadline: September 1, 2024

Applicants must be legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations installing EV infrastructure in Canada such as:

  • businesses and industries;
  • electricity or gas utilities;
  • academic and research institutions;
  • for-profit and not-for-profit organizations;
  • community and Indigenous governments and organizations;
  • GNWT departments, agencies, and Crown corporations as well as related organizations.

    Each eligible EV infrastructure project must meet these program requirements:
  • Be a permanent installation of new and purchased equipment (not leased).
  • Be for a new installation, or expansion of an existing installation (not for the replacement of an existing installation).
  • The work performed must be in compliance with all applicable local codes and bylaws.
  • Charging infrastructure targeting public use must be installed in a parking space clearly identified for the purpose of charging electric vehicles.
  • Charging infrastructure must have the ability to communicate remotely to report on usage and/or other capabilities such as providing real-time status of charging stations.
  • Chargers will be commercially available and certified for use in Canada (for example, CSA, ULC, UL Interlink).
  • Level 2 chargers will have a SAE J1772 standard plug head or be a proprietary connector type.
  • Direct Current Fast Chargers must include one or more of the following charging connector types: CHAdeMO, SAE J1772 Combo (CCS) or be a proprietary connector type.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

Nov. 2023:
NOTICE: Funding for this program is now fully subscribed.
1. The Program uses a continuous intake approach, and applications can be submitted year-round.
2. Funding will be provided on a first come, first serve basis until December 1st, 2023, or until funds run out.
3. All projects must plan to be completed by March 31st, 2024, to be considered for this program.

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