HALIFAX, N.S. — Nova Scotia has become the third Canadian province to offer an electric-vehicle incentive program designed to making EV adoption “financially accessible to everyone.”
Premier Iain Rankin announced the purchase incentives on Feb. 24 as part of a $19-million fund extending from passenger vehicles to include electric bicycles.
Sworn into office just the day before, the new premier said the program allots $3,000 for new-vehicle purchases and $2,000 on used EVs valued up to $55,000, and $500 toward e-bicycles.
Nova Scotia is the second province, after Quebec, to embrace used EVs in its program as “the only way” many Nova Scotians could afford to get into an electric vehicle.
The used EV inclusion was applauded by Jeremie Bernardin, vice-president of sales for All EV Canada located in Dartmouth, who said if people with lower incomes can get into lower-cost used EVs, they can immediately start reaping the benefits “of really low operating costs.”