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Government of the Northwest Territories launches electric vehicle infrastructure funding program

Press Release

November 2, 2022

As part of its effort to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions and support the green economy, The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has launched a program to support electric vehicle charger infrastructure projects in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

The Northwest Territories Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program is an application-based contribution program designed to provide funding for projects for electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces, on-street locations, as well as for light-duty vehicle fleets across the NWT.

The program provides up to 50% of the total eligible costs of a new electric charging infrastructure project. Funding provided to successful applicants cannot exceed $5,000 per connector for Level 2 charging infrastructure and $75,000 per charger for Level 3 charging infrastructure.

The program will accept applications from entities legally incorporated or registered in Canada – including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

Natural Resources Canada announced an investment of  $414,000 to the project, funded through its Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program. In total, the GNWT is contributing $56,000.


“The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to supporting the low carbon economy, and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This program will provide opportunities for alternative approaches to transportation that advance energy affordability in the North and support efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Climate change is a complex problem that the GNWT cannot solve on its own and by working with various partners, including Indigenous governments and the Government of Canada, we will continue to collectively make progress on climate change.”

– Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure

Quick facts

  • Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until December 1, 2023 or until funding is fully utilized.
  • Approved projects must be completed by March 31, 2024.
  • The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program supports the GNWT’s 2030 Energy Strategy and its objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 10% on a per person basis.

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Infrastructure Communications

Department of Infrastructure

Government of the Northwest Territories



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