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Tourism Sector Can Get 50% Off EV Projects With ZEVIP Grant

EV Charging For Hospitality & Tourism

*NOTE: There is some speculation surrounding ZEVIP funding and that Spring 2024 may be the final round for applications. Contact SWTCH today to ensure your application is submitted in time.*

As the world moves towards a greener future, industries across the board are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Among them, the hospitality and tourism sector holds immense potential for sustainability initiatives. With the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), the need for EV charging infrastructure becomes increasingly pressing. Fortunately, NRCan’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) offers rebates of up to 50% off the total project costs for installing EV chargers. 

Understanding ZEVIP

The ZEVIP grant, part of Canada’s strategy to promote zero-emission vehicles, aims to accelerate the deployment of EV charging infrastructure across the country. Through financial incentives, it encourages businesses to invest in charging stations, thereby facilitating the transition to electric transportation.

What Does ZEVIP Offer?

ZEVIP provides up to 50% off total project costs for Level 2 chargers (to a maximum of $5,000 per connector); for fast chargers, the refund amount depends on the kW output, e.g. for 100kW the maximum incentive is $75,000.

Why Hospitality & Tourism Businesses Should Go Electric

Embracing EV charging infrastructure through the ZEVIP grant presents numerous benefits for businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector:

  • Attracting eco-conscious tourists: Offering EV charging facilities signals a commitment to sustainability, appealing to environmentally conscious travelers.
  • Enhancing customer experience: EV charging stations provide added convenience for guests, enhancing their overall experience and satisfaction.
  • Future-proofing properties and operations: Investing in EV infrastructure prepares businesses for the inevitable rise of electric transportation, increases property value, and ensures a long-term competitive edge.
  • Cost savings: Through the ZEVIP grant, businesses can offset 50% of the installation costs, making it a financially attractive proposition.

Visit NRCan’s website for more information.


Whether it is multifamily buildings or commercial properties, SWTCH is here to help. Through our turnkey EV charging solution, we’re here every step of the way; from system design, electrical sizing, incentive application support, all the way to installation and 24/7/265 support for you and your EV drivers.

At SWTCH, we leverage state-of-the-art technology 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 also help you navigate the complexities of incentive applications and ensure your filing meets the high-quality standards of a successful bid. Get in touch today to learn how you can take advantage of this rebate and opportunity to add EV charging to your property. 

SWTCH Success Stories In Hospitality & Tourism

Whistler Blackcomb

EV Charging Whistler Blackcomb

Providing convenient charging stations at ski resorts encourages sustainable transportation options for guests, aligning with Whistler Blackcomb’s commitment to environmental stewardship. For visitors, having access to EV charging facilities means they can seamlessly integrate electric transportation into their ski trip, reducing their carbon footprint while enjoying the breathtaking natural beauty of the mountains. Additionally, EV charging infrastructure enhances the resort’s appeal to eco-conscious travelers, positioning Whistler Blackcomb as a leader in sustainability within the tourism industry. Overall, partnering with SWTCH to install EV charging stations at Whistler Blackcomb represents a forward-thinking investment in both customer experience and environmental responsibility.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

EV Charging Fairmont Royal York in Toronto

Implementing EV charging infrastructure at hotels like the iconic Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto offers a multitude of advantages for guests and the establishment alike. By integrating EV charging stations into the hotel’s amenities, the Fairmont Royal York demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and innovation, aligning with modern travelers’ preferences for eco-friendly accommodations. For guests, the presence of EV charging facilities enhances their stay by providing convenient access to sustainable transportation options, enabling them to explore Toronto and its surrounding areas without worrying about range anxiety. Moreover, offering EV charging infrastructure distinguishes the Fairmont Royal York as a progressive and forward-thinking hospitality destination, appealing to a broader audience of environmentally conscious travelers seeking sustainable lodging options.

Wrigley Stadium

EV Charging Wrigley Field

For attendees, having access to EV charging facilities at venues like Wrigley Stadium enables them to conveniently power up their electric vehicles while enjoying events, ensuring they can travel sustainably to and from the venue without concerns about range limitations. Furthermore, installing EV charging infrastructure at stadiums and venues aligns with broader environmental initiatives, reducing carbon emissions associated with transportation and promoting cleaner air quality in the surrounding area. This proactive approach to sustainability also positions Wrigley Stadium as a leader in sports venue innovation, attracting eco-conscious fans and reinforcing its status as a community-oriented institution.

The hospitality and tourism industry in Canada stands to benefit significantly from embracing EV charging infrastructure with the support of the ZEVIP grant and SWTCH. By investing in sustainable transportation solutions, businesses can enhance their appeal to eco-conscious travelers, improve customer experience, and future-proof their operations. As Canada marches towards a zero-emission future, collaboration between businesses and EV charging providers will play a pivotal role in shaping a greener, more sustainable tourism landscape.

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