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Ottawa to open Call for Proposals to electrify medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sector

December 2, 2022  By Anthony Capkun



December 2, 2022 – The Government of Canada announced two upcoming calls for proposals to help decarbonize the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sector, which includes delivery vans, buses and certain long-haul freight trucks.

One of the two proposals, the ZEV Awareness Initiative (Medium- and Heavy-Duty Stream) will focus on awareness and education projects through the Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative’s (ZEVAI) new medium- and heavy-duty stream.

This expansion of the awareness initiative will support outreach, education and capacity-building projects related to low-emission and zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDV). By addressing low levels of awareness and confidence among businesses and fleet owners, ZEVAI projects aim to support more widespread adoption of these vehicles, further driving the decarbonization of the MHDV sector across the country.

The other call will seek project proposals under the nearly $200-million Green Freight Program to help fleets reduce their fuel consumption and GHG emissions. Successful applicants could each receive grants of up to $250,000 toward fleet assessments and retrofits.

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Both calls for proposals will open December 12, 2022, on Natural Resources Canada’s website.


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