Canada invests in new electric vehicle chargers in Nova Scotia
By Canadian Manufacturing
HALIFAX — On Jul. 16, Bernadette Jordan, MP for South Shore–St. Margarets and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, on behalf of Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $100,000 investment to Nova Scotia Power to install 20 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at Nova Scotia Power’s facilities across the province to try and help Canadians achieve a net-zero future.
Nova Scotia Power is also contributing over $134,000 toward this initiative, bringing the total project cost to $234,969. Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, all chargers will be available for use by fall 2022.
Canada has invested over $1 billion so far to make EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure more accessible. These investments have led to the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers and installing chargers in localized areas.
These investments support Canada’s new mandatory target of 100-percent zero-emission light-duty vehicle sales by 2035. Driving down transportation emissions is critical to achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change targets and requires a combination of investments and regulations to support Canadians and industry in this transition.
“Electric vehicles are the way of the future, and we’re making sure Nova Scotia is ready. These new charging stations will not only make it easier to drive electric, they’ll encourage more people to invest in electric vehicles. That means cleaner air and healthier communities across our province.” said Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
“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.