Are you interested in installing charging stations?
FINANCE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR YOUR FLEET, EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS.
Charge+ funds the acquisition and installation of Level 2 charging stations, 20-49 kW fast-charge stations and 50 kW or higher fast-charge stations up to a maximum of $100,000 per application. This program will let you:
Propulsion Québec, with funding from Natural Resources Canada, is launching the Charge+ Charging Infrastructure Financing Program for the light-duty vehicle fleets, workplaces and public spaces of members and major partners in the electric and smart transportation (EST) cluster private sector and Quebec organizations in the public sector.
At a time when the accessibility, costs and availability of charging infrastructure have been singled out as obstacles to the electrification of vehicle fleets, Propulsion Québec is launching the Charge+ program to support companies in the EST ecosystem and Québec public sector organizations in their transition to electrification and to promote zero-emission vehicles by financing a strategic deployment of the charging infrastructure network. Through this program, the EST cluster is accelerating and tangibly supporting the energy, ecological and sustainable transition of the Quebec economy.
The Charge+ program supports and partially finances the acquisition and installation of charging infrastructure for light-duty vehicle fleets, workplaces and public spaces. It is intended for:
Organizations may submit more than one application for consideration, but each notice of interest must not exceed $100,000 in requested funding.
For private sector organizations (for-profit or not-for-profit):
For the public sector, only the following organizations are accepted:
****Please note that federal organizations, Crown corporations and federal agencies are excluded from participating in this program.***
For infrastructure/charging stations:
The program will cover up to 50% of total project costs to the maximum amounts shown in the table below:
|Infrastructure type||Maximum funding|
|Level 2 connectors (208/240 V)|
3.3 kW-19.2 kW
|Up to 50% of total project costs (maximum $5,000 per connector)|
20 kW-49 kW
|Up to 50% of total project costs (maximum $15,000 per fast-charge station)|
50 kW and higher
|Up to 50% of total project costs (maximum $50,000 per fast-charge station)|
Expenses not eligible for reimbursement under this program include:
Financial assistance provided by Propulsion Québec through Natural Resources Canada can be combined with complementary programs offered by other government departments or agencies and by energy distributors. The cumulative amount of financial assistance received from government departments or agencies, energy distributors and Propulsion Québec for the relevant charging station project shall not exceed 75% of total eligible expenditures, unless the proponent is a provincial, territorial or municipal government. In this case, the assistance stacking limit is 100% of total costs.
The applicant notifies Propulsion Québec of their interest in the program.
The applicant describes the estimated number and types of charging stations and informs Propulsion Québec of their need to be put in contact with charging station suppliers and installers.
The applicant takes the necessary steps to define their project and obtains the bids and quotes needed to carry out the project. As required, Propulsion Québec will put the applicant in touch with potential suppliers.
The applicant submits a formal application including all submissions allowing Propulsion Québec to make the necessary checks and ensure that the project meets all the criteria. At the end of the process, notification is issued to confirm the acceptability of the proponent’s project.
Propulsion Québec issues notification. In the case of a negative decision, an applicant who still wishes to qualify must meet the requirements specified in the notification and submit another prequalification application.
On signing the customized agreement, Propulsion Québec approves and qualifies the project and the applicant accepts the conditions.
The applicant carries out the work and provides Propulsion Québec with regular progress updates.
The applicant completes the form and includes all of the necessary supporting documents to enable Propulsion Québec to process the claim request and produce a quarterly report, in accordance with the prescribed schedule.
Propulsion Québec issues the payment to the applicant in accordance with the signed agreement.
Claims will be processed once the acquisition and installation work has been completed.
Expenses eligible as of: February 7, 2022
End of program: March 31, 2024
The program supports the installation of infrastructure for electric light-duty road vehicles in corporate fleets. A light-duty vehicle is defined as a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 3,856 kg or less. Light-duty vehicles in institutional fleets represent vehicles purchased or leased by an organization and used to carry out activities related to the functioning and operation of the organization. Fleets must consist of multiple light-duty vehicles and be managed by the same owner or manager.
These light-duty vehicles include taxis, rental vehicles, car-sharing vehicles, etc.
The workplace is defined as a place where employees perform their duties. The charging infrastructure should be used primarily by employees. Note that charging infrastructure facilities at a private residence, even if a business is registered at the same address, are not included in this category.
These include parking areas for public use (e.g., visitor parking). A single station may have a secondary use and be available for use by the general public and employees.
Are you a Québec municipality looking to provide more public electric charging stations?
You could apply to the Hydro-Québec grant program for the purchase and installation of charging stations on the curb and in municipal parking lots. For more information, visit the Web page of the program.
For more information on this program, please contact:
Director, Programs and Community