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Multifamily Properties Across Quebec Can Receive Up To 75% Off EV Charging Projects


With the rising demand for cleaner transportation solutions, Quebec takes a giant leap forward by offering stackable financial assistance for EV charging projects. Through Quebec’s financial assistance program, property owners and operators can receive funding for up to 50% of the costs for EV charging projects, with the possibility of an additional 25% rebate thanks to the federal Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) that is expected to reopen later this year. Quebec’s EV charging program not only benefits tenants and building portfolios, but it also aligns with the province’s commitment to electrify 350,000 existing parking spots in multi-family dwellings by 2030.

If you are contemplating installing EV chargers and keen to learn how much you could be eligible for, do not waste any time and contact us, as these programs usually fill up quickly. 

Quebec’s Financial Assistance Program – What Is Included?

Whether you buy or lease your EV chargers, the maximum funding per EV charging port is $5,000. The financial assistance paid to purchase and install multiple dwelling building charging stations is equivalent to the lesser of the following amounts:

  • 50% of the eligible expenses;
  • or a maximum of $5,000 per connector or wireless charging station.

Are there funding limits?

The Québec government’s fiscal year begins on April 1 and ends on March 31 of the following year. The date of receipt of the reimbursement application determines the fiscal year related to it. The maximum amount of financial assistance granted per fiscal year is set at:

  • $20,000 for a building with 3 to 9 dwelling units;
  • $40,000 for a building with 10 to 19 dwelling units;
  • $49,000 for a building with 20 or more dwelling units.

Who can apply?

Owners or residents can apply for financial assistance for the installation of multiple dwelling building charging stations. The financial assistance application must be submitted by:

  • Someone who resides in a multiple dwelling building and owns an electric vehicle
  • The owner of a multiple dwelling building
  • Property developers
  • Property managers
  • A syndicate of co-owners
  • A business, municipality, or organization that has acquired an electric vehicle used by an employee who lives in a multiple dwelling building.

What is the eligibility criteria?

Charging stations must have been purchased and installed after January 1, 2020. 

Eligible Expenses:

  • The cost of purchasing or leasing long term the eligible charging stations;
  • The cost of installing the eligible charging stations and the requisite electricity supply infrastructure, i.e., labor and the necessary material;
  • The cost of installing electrical supply and distribution infrastructure for the charging stations that will be installed subsequently to meet future charging needs (oversizing).

New Eligible Expenses (Updated April 18, 2023):

  • Professional honoraria to design charging solutions and prepare the plans and specifications;
  • The cost of acquiring a device or software to manage the energy consumed to charge electric vehicles;
  • The cost of the permits required to carry out the installation work. 

The eligible expenses must have been paid when the financial assistance application is submitted, except for the remaining charging station leasing costs.

Multi-Family Building Criteria:

  • Must comprise five or more dwelling units. If the building was built before October 1, 2018, it can comprise only three or four dwelling units;
  • Can be for residential use or mixed use, e.g., residential and commercial use;
  • Must have parking spaces grouped in a common area;
  • Must be situated in Québec.

Eligible Charging Stations:

  • The charging stations that are installed must be new. A charging station previously used for demonstration purposes is ineligible.
  • The charging stations can be wireless (inductive charging) or equipped with one or more connectors.
  • A charging station equipped with several connectors must allow for the simultaneous charging of as many electric vehicles as there are connectors.
  • Each charging station that is installed must provide Level 2 charging, and must be compatible and installed to operate at 208 volts or 240 volts in alternating current (AC). 

List of eligible charging stations.

For more information, visit the Government of Quebec’s website.

ZEVIP Funding

In addition to Quebec’s financial assistance program, the federal ZEVIP incentive could afford property owners or operators an extra 25% to cover the costs of multi-family dwelling EV charging projects. The applications for ZEVIP funding can be time-consuming and complicated, but we’re here to help! SWTCH has worked with several customers to secure millions of dollars in ZEVIP funding for EV chargers all across Canada, and we would love to do the same for you. Connect with us today!

Read more about ZEVIP on the National Resources of Canada website.

Who is SWTCH?

We are pioneers in developing EV charging solutions for multi-residential and commercial properties across North America. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology allows us to help building owners and operators deploy optimized multi-vehicle charging systems.

SWTCH’s solution utilizes the building’s existing grid infrastructure to deploy a cost-effective charging system that works for your EV drivers today and smoothly scales to support the charging demand in the future. To learn more about SWTCH, check out our multifamily, workplace, and retail/public EV Charging solutions.

We can help you navigate the grant application’s complexities and ensure your filing meets the high-quality standards of a successful bid. Connect with us today!

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