Residential Condominiums Not Eligible for Provincial Funding of Workplace EV Chargers

Residential Condominiums Not Eligible for Provincial Funding of Workplace EV Chargers

On January 16, 2018, the Ontario government announced a program called the Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program (WEVCIP).  Their intent was to support installing charging stations at workplaces to make it easier for people to use Electric Vehicles (EVs) to get to and from work.

Despite the fact that condominiums do comply with some of the criteria set out in the program, we have received confirmation that residential condominiums are NOT eligible for the program.  We believe commercial condominiums are eligle, so they may attempt an application for funding.

What is the program:

  • WEVCIP intends to driving greater uptake of electric vehicles by making it easier to use electric vehicles to get to and from work
  • Provides 80% of the initial costs, up to $7,500 per approved charging space located at workplaces for Level 2 (240 V) chargers
  • The funds are subject to specific eligibility and technical requirements via an application process

Who qualifies:

  • Must have 10 or more employees, and must have a Canada Revenue Agency business number
  • The parking spaces in question must be dedicated for their employee use
  • We have clarified with the Ministry of Transportation that residential condominiums are NOT eligible for the program

Funding and Deadlines:

  • Applications will be reviewed (not necessarily approved) on a first-come-first-serve basis beginning Jan 16, 2018
  • Up to $5,000,000 available – this may satisfy about 650 Level 2 chargers assuming the government assigns the maximum $7,500 per approved charging space
  • No specific deadline - Applications will be open until the funding allocation for the program is exhausted

How to Apply:

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