Halifax is set to become a more EV-friendly city thanks to an investment from the Canadian federal government. A total of $980,000 has been allocated for the installation of 56 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the Halifax region.
Of the 56 chargers, 10 will be Level 3 fast chargers, capable of fully charging an EV in just 25 to 30 minutes, offering a quick and efficient charging solution for drivers on the go. The remaining 46 chargers will be Level 2 stations, which provide a full charge in four to ten hours, ideal for longer parking durations.
The installation of these chargers is expected to begin in Spring 2024 and aims to cater to the growing number of EV users in the city.
The funding for this project comes from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure program. This initiative aligns with the Canadian government’s commitment to a net-zero future, promoting the use of cleaner, more sustainable transportation options. It also supports Canada’s Electric Vehicle Availability Standard, which aims to ensure that all new vehicles sold in Canada will be zero-emission by 2035.
This investment in Halifax is part of a larger national strategy, with the Canadian government having already facilitated the installation of over 43,000 EV chargers across the country.
Today, we announced nearly $1 million for the installation of 56 new #EV chargers across the HRM in #NS.— Natural Resources (@NRCan) January 16, 2024
As Canada shifts to a #NetZero future, we’re making it easier to switch to cleaner and more affordable transportation.
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