Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore–St. Margarets and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, on behalf of the Honourable 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 put Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to 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. The government also provides incentives of up to $5,000 to help Canadians buy EVs and full tax write-offs for businesses purchasing them.
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.
The government supports green infrastructure projects that create good, middle-class jobs and get us to net-zero emissions by 2050.