Nova Scotia is incentivizing provincially registered drivers to go electric with a rebate program on the purchase of EVs and PHEVs, including used models. That discount can be added to the available $5,000 national rebate currently available to Canadians.
The new provincial program draws on $19 million in funding, with up to $3,000 back to those purchasing new EVs, $2,000 to used vehicles buyers, and $500 to e-bike shoppers. However, only vehicles under $55,000 qualify for the government incentive.
Plans are being made to further support the 500 EVs registered in the province, which currently have access to a total of 100 public charging stations. The program will also divert half of the $19 million in funding to help make energy efficiency upgrades more accessible to low-income residents.