The Government of Canada announced this morning a large investment to bring more electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Nova Scotia.
Through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), $1.29 million will be provided to Nova Scotia’s Clean Foundation for the installation and deployment of up to 250 Level 2 EV chargers across the province.
“Building Nova Scotia’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure will help address one of the key barriers to zero-emission vehicle adoption,” said Erin Burbidge, Director, Policy and Programs, Clean Foundation. “It will also support the province’s climate goal of having electric vehicles account for 30 percent of vehicles sales by 2030.”
Locations for the chargers have not been announced. Potential sites will be selected through a transparent process, and primarily be based on the demand for EV chargers in an area.
The chargers will be installed in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets by spring 2023.
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