GMF supports the electrification of municipal and transit fleets to help municipalities achieve net-zero transportation emissions, reducing operational and embodied GHG emissions wherever possible.

We fund feasibility studies and capital projects to support the electrification of municipal and/or transit fleets—the transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) that have the potential to produce no tailpipe emissions, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

What we fund

  • Capital projects that include:
    • The replacement of internal combustion engine vehicles with ZEVs.
    • The required EV supply equipment (EVSE).
    • Any required facility upgrades to existing buildings.
  • Studies that assess the feasibility of the transition to ZEVs that also:
    • Consider the entire municipal and/or transit fleet.
    • Include lifecycle total cost of ownership and GHG emission analysis.
    • Examine economic, social and other environmental impacts of the transition to ZEV.


  • Reduce GHG emissions in line with Canada’s 2030 and 2050 targets.
  • Reduce fuel and maintenance costs.
  • Reduce noise and air pollution.
  • Demonstrate leadership and act as a catalyst in the transition to ZEVs.

What we do not fund

  • The transition to vehicles other than ZEVs, or internal combustion engine vehicles conversions/retrofits.
  • The acquisition and installation of public charging infrastructure not primarily dedicated to the municipal and/or transit fleet.
  • The construction of new maintenance/operations facilities—see our Sustainable Municipal Buildings offer for more funding opportunities.

Available funding

We support projects at various stages of development through grants and loans. Funding amounts are based on total eligible costs. Further details on eligible costs are provided on individual funding pages.

Study: Municipal Fleet Electrification

Assess the feasibility of the transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) to significantly reduce GHG emissions

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Capital project: Municipal Fleet Electrification

Drive a partial or complete transition of your municipal and/or transit fleet to zero-emission vehicles

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Have a project that goes above and beyond?

GMF’s Net-Zero Transformation offer funds the development and demonstration of new solutions to support the municipal transition to net-zero. We provide funding for plans, studies, pilots and capital projects for a wide range of innovative and replicable initiatives that have significant GHG reduction benefits.

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Featured Resources

Our free learning resources build your knowledge in developing sustainable projects and accelerate your community’s transition to a resilient, net-zero future.

Webinar: How to electrify your municipal fleet

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions with electrical vehicles

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Case Study: A shift to sustainable transport in Atlantic Quebec

How the TCiTé shared mobility project is reducing emissions in Gaspésie and the Magdalen Islands

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Case study: Updating municipal vehicles to lower emissions—and costs

In North Battleford, SK, a fleet analysis highlighted potential for both net-zero progress and cost savings

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Article series: How communities across Canada are electrifying their municipal fleets

Discover the benefits of electric vehicles and how to implement them in your community

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Have questions about Municipal Fleet Electrification?

Contact our Outreach team who can answer any questions you have relating to this funding opportunity.

Climate and sustainability funding for municipalities

Upgrade infrastructure, meet your local climate objectives, and contribute to a net-zero Canada by 2050.


Delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, GMF manages approximately $2.4B in programs funded by the Government of Canada.