Sudbury- Green Economy North, Greater Sudbury EV Association, FLO, and Brad Davis Constructive Trades Ltd. have partnered to promote The Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program (WEVCIP) in Greater Sudbury.
This program, which is part of the larger Climate Change Action Plan, was developed to increase the number of electric vehicle charging opportunities in Ontario, and encourage the electrification of transportation. The WEVCIP can help employers and commercial building owners and managers install up to two electric vehicle chargers for their employees or workplace tenants. Total funding provided is 80% of the initial cost (up to $7500 per charging space), subject to eligibility and technical requirements.
Photo Caption: (left to right) Brad Davis, Owner of Brad Davis Constructive Trades Ltd., Devin Arthur, President/Founder of Greater Sudbury EV Association, and Richard Eberhardt, Program Director of Green Economy North meet at the charging station at Science North.
The new Sudbury collaboration will ensure businesses have support through the entire process, beginning with the application and ending with complete installation of the chargers. Devin Arthur, Founder/President of Greater Sudbury EV Association is working to develop a network of information and resources for anyone interested in electric vehicles. Alan Czechowski from FLO is the point person for equipment information and questions, and Brad Davis of Brad Davis Constructive Trades Ltd. is a Sudbury-based contractor experienced in installation of charging sites.
“Green Economy North is pleased to partner with the Greater Sudbury Electric Vehicle Association, FLO, and Brad Davis Constructive Trades Ltd. to offer this incentive,” said Richard Eberhardt, Program Director of Green Economy North. “This unique combination of knowledge of the electric vehicle industry, the specific equipment required, and the technical installation expertise will help any business owner looking to access this funding.”
WEVCIP is open to a variety of sectors, including businesses, property management companies, building owners, municipalities, Indigenous communities or organizations, local distribution companies, universities, non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations, conservation authorities, consolidated entities (school boards, colleges and hospitals) and other legal entities.
WEVCIP is currently accepting applications, and will remain open until all of the funds have been allocated. Any interested parties are encouraged to contact Green Economy- North (705-674-1685 ex.100) for more detail. More information about the fund can be accessed at: http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/PRDR018185.html