The application period for this program has closed.

About the program

The EV ChargeON program provides funding for the installation of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Ontario communities outside of major cities.

EV ChargeON aims to:

  • increase the number of public EV charging stations throughout Ontario to build a more connected network
  • make public chargers more accessible and affordable
  • encourage more people to switch to EVs

Application intake is now closed.

Applicants will be informed of funding decisions in spring 2024.


Eligible applicants, located and operating in Ontario, include:

  • businesses
  • not-for-profit corporations
  • municipal governments
  • Indigenous communities, organizations or businesses
  • broader public sector organizations

We encourage you to apply, especially if you represent a small or medium-sized business.

To apply, you must be the current owner of the site, or have written approval from the owner or Band Council, to install and operate the charging station for a minimum of 5 years.

EV charging station sites must:

  • be publicly accessible 24/7
  • at minimum, include at least one of:
    • four Level 2 ports
    • one Level 3 port and one Level 2 port
    • two Level 3 ports
  • include the following connector types:
    • Level 2 chargers: SAE J1772 standard connector
    • Level 3 chargers: Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors must represent a minimum of 25% of the connectors at a site; remaining connectors may include CCS, NACS, and/or CHAdeMO
  • be located in a community with a population of 170,000 or less or in any Indigenous community in Ontario

Locate your community

Search your address on the map to find out if your community is eligible for funding.

Available funding

The funding available for each project depends on the type of applicant and type of charging technology you propose. The maximum amount of funding available per project is $1 million. Each site is considered 1 project.

The following parameters will determine how much provincial funding is available for each project:

Per-project percentage cap:

  • Municipalities and Indigenous businesses, organizations, and communities: Up to 75% of total project cost.
  • Other applicants: Up to 50% of total project cost.

Per-technology level cap:

  • Refer to below chart to identify the maximum dollar amount allowed for each charger type.
Charger typeCharger outputMaximum funding for businesses, not-for-profit corporations and broader public sector applicantsMaximum funding for municipalities and Indigenous communities, businesses and organizations
Level 23.3 kW to 19 kWMax of $5,000 per portMax of $7,500 per port
Level 320 kW to 49 kWMax of $15,000 per portMax of $22,500 per port
Level 350 kW to 99 kWMax of $50,000 per portMax of $75,000 per port
Level 3100 kW to 199 kWMax of $75,000 per portMax of $112,500 per port
Level 3200 kW and aboveMax of $100,000 per portMax of $150,000 per port

The provincial funding amount for each project will be the lesser of the following:

  • The percentage cap (either 75% or 50% depending on your applicant type).
  • The technology cap based on your charger type from above chart.
  • Total provincial contribution will not exceed the total funding cap of $1 million.

We will give payments as reimbursements for actual costs incurred and eligible paid expenditures following the completion of a project. We will reimburse expenditures directly related to the completion of the infrastructure project, including capital expenses, professional services, rental or leasing fees, and licence fees and permits.

You can apply for other government funding to add to the amount from the EV ChargeON program for:

  • up to 90% of project costs for municipalities, Indigenous applicants and not-for-profit corporations
  • up to 75% of project costs for all other applicants

Program guide

Read the Program Guide for more details about:

  • eligibility
  • program requirements and conditions
  • supporting documentation and reporting
  • technology standards

Contact us

For questions about the program and application process, please email