Charge Up is powering the national Indigenous electric highway!
Eligible applicants include legal entities, validly incorporated or registered in Canada. Installed equipment must be a permanent and new installation (replacement equipment is not eligible) for one of the following uses:
Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
Buildings with at least three units.
Parking areas intended for public use, including service stations, retail, restaurants, medical offices, and more.
Workplaces where electric vehicle chargers are primarily used by employees.
Electric vehicle chargers for fleets used in support of business activities, including taxis and delivery trucks.
On-street electric vehicle charging for public use.
Available EV Charger Incentives
Level 2 Charging
|EV Charger||Input||Funding Incentive|
|Level 2 (208/240 V) connectors||3.3kW to 19.2kW||Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $5,000 per connector|
Level 3 Charging
|EV Charger||Output||Funding Incentive|
|Fast charger||20kW to 49kW||Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per connector|
|Fast charger||50kW to 99kW||Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $50,000 per connector|
|Fast charger||100kW and above||Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $75,000 per connector|
Eligible Costs Include:
Charge times for average EV sold Canada
How long does it take to charge an EV?
|Level 2||longer stops||12hrs|
|DC Fast||on the go||30 minutes|
Charge times for average EV sold in Canada:
|Level 1 (AC) = 40 hrs||Level 2 (AC) = 12 hrs||Level 3 (DC) = 30 min|
|7-9 km of range per hour||30 km of range per hour||Up to 250 km range per hour|
The differences between EV charge levels
Most EVs can charge at three different levels — knowing the differences will help you choose the right charger for your driving needs.
LEVEL 1 Charger
Level 1 chargers come included with EVs and can be plugged directly into a standard 120V household or workplace outlet and add about 7-9 km of range per hour charged. This level of charging may be sufficient for EV owners with a short daily commute.
LEVEL 2 Charger
Level 2 charging stations use a 240 Volt outlet (similar to a kitchen stove) and add about 30 km of range per hour charged. Level 2 charging stations can be found across Canada and a variety of Level 2 chargers can be purchased separately for use at home and locations eligible for ICE funding such as workplaces. However, these popular chargers do require an electrician for installation.
LEVEL 3 (DC Fast Chargers)
Level 3 charging stations (also known as Direct Current Fast-Chargers) use a 480 Volt system and can add up to 250 km of range per hour charged. In many cases, you can charge an EV’s battery to 80% in 30 minutes. This will vary depending on the battery size and its level of charge. These stations make longer trips that much easier for EV drivers. This type of charging is compatible with the vast majority of EVs, but make sure to check if your model has this feature.