Nova Scotia to get 20 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations

Canada

The electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Nova Scotia will be getting a big boost thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada.

With an investment of $100,000 made through through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, Nova Scotia Power will be installing 20 new EV charging stations across the province.

Nova Scotia Power is contributing an additional $134,000 for a total project cost of $234,000.

“We are very excited to be increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations and working with partners to make them more accessible for Nova Scotians. Our customers are telling us they want a cleaner energy future, and we see ourselves as both an enabler and accelerator in helping to build a green economy in Nova Scotia,” said Peter Gregg President and CEO, NS Power

Construction is expected to begin soon and all chargers will be available for use by fall 2022.

The new chargers will help Canada achieve its new target of 100% zero-emission light-duty vehicle sales by 2035 and have net-zero emission by 2050.