Energy

Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Program

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) NWT Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Program (NWT EVIP or Program) is an application-based grant program designed to support installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure in public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces, as well as in support of charging infrastructure for light duty electric vehicle fleets in the territory.

Funding and resources for this program have been provided by the GNWT in support of the GNWT’s 2030 Energy Strategy, and by the federal Department of Natural Resources under the terms of the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

The NWT EVIP is limited to legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations installing electric vehicle infrastructure in Canada, such as: 

  • Businesses and industries, 
  • Electricity or gas utilities, 
  • Academic and research institutions, 
  • Community government 
  • Indigenous governments and organizations, 
  • GNWT departments, agencies, and Crown corporations – as well as related organizations.

The Program provides up to 50% of the total eligible cost of a new electric vehicle charging infrastructure installation project, not exceeding $5,000 per connector for level 2 charging infrastructure and up to $75,000 per charger for level 3 fast charging infrastructure (see the Program guidelines for details). 
The program is accepting applications on a first come-first serve basis until December 1st 2023 or until funds are fully used. The projects must be completed by March 31, 2024.

How to Apply?

Applicants should carefully review the NWT EVIP Guidelines.

After reviewing the guidelines, there are two application processes: Simplified and Detailed. 

An applicant seeking funding for up to two Level 2 connectors (3.3 kW to 19.2 kW) should follow the Simplified Application Process:

1.    Complete the NWT EVIP Application Form
2.    Submit the completed application form along with all supporting documents.

An applicant seeking funding for three or more Level 2 connectors (3.3 kW to 19.2 kW), or one or more Level 3 Fast Charger(s) (20 kW and above) should follow the Detailed Application Process:

  1. Complete the NWT EVIP Application Form
  2. Complete the Proposal Form
  3. Submit the completed application form and the proposal form along with all supporting documents.

Application Information

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Program, please contact the Program Coordinator by email, phone or standard mail.

Email: NWTEVIP@gov.nt.ca

Phone:  1-867-767-9086, Ext. 31115 or 1-867-767-9021, Ext. 32055 

Standard Mail:

NWT EVIP Coordinator
Energy Division
Department of Infrastructure
Government of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9