Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Value Chain Program (EVMP)

Amount: up to $35 million invested in innovative, business-led, collaborative projects that strengthen Canadian capability and content, for integration into Canada’s supply chain for ZEVs.     

NGen will invest up to $35 million along with industry contributions to launch $95 million worth of innovative, business-led, collaborative advanced manufacturing R&D projects, along the entire value chain of road-based battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles. 

The program will target the manufacturing scale-up of innovation along the ZEV value-chain, specifically those of road-based Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), fuel Cell Electric vehicles (FCEV) and their respective systems and components.    

Challenge Goals

  1. Create Jobs.
  2. Create value for the Canadian economy.
  3. Develop new processes from crushing ore, mineral refinement, materials development, manufacturing scale-up of components, systems and final assembly and recycling.
  4. Increase the value and integration of made-in-Canada parts and technology into EV value chains and to scale manufacturing.
  5. Reduce the overall cost of manufacturing ZEV products in Canada.
  6. Increase the quality of the products being manufactured.
  7. Reduce overall operational emissions.
  8. Build flexibility into the production process.  

Project Requirements

Projects must focus on the development of an advanced manufacturing technology or process to improve and scale-up production capabilities. A limited percentage of product research and development will be permitted. 

Project teams can submit a proposal for the following project types:  

  • Advanced manufacturing technologies 
  • Novel manufacturing and production processes  
  • Closed loop / generative design for manufacturing 
  • Circular economy processes and capabilities 

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects must meet NGen’s four core strategic criteria: 

  • Transformative: must confer significant competitive advantage to Canadian industry
  • Collaborative: project must demonstrate meaningful collaboration with a minimum of two Canadian industry partners 
  • Applied: project must have a short to medium path to commercialization, and generate significant commercial and economic benefits  
  • Enduring: project must provide broader benefits to Canada’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • EVMP Collaboration Day: June 20, 2023
  • Project Application Portal open: June 30, 2023 
  • Project Screening (Expression of Interest) Deadline: October 11, 2023
  • Final Application Deadline:  November 15, 2023