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Charging Change: P.E.I. to offer $5k in incentives for new and used EVs

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island ⁠— Steven Myers, minister of environment, energy and climate action has announced what he calls “the most aggressive vehicle incentive program in all of Canada.”

The program will offer $5,000 to buyers of new fully-electric vehicles and $5,000 to used fully-electric vehicle buyers. 

“We feel that it’s equally difficult for people jumping into the used market as people that are buying into the new market,” said Myers. “It’s an equitable incentive and both categories have an equal shot at incentive money.”

The province will also offer $2,500 for new and used plug-in hybrid vehicles.

“There’s an incentive for anyone that wants a cleaner way to transport themselves around the province. It’s the most generous program in all of Canada and the most equitable program in Canada,” he said.

Myers also said PEI will give a free Level 2 charger to every Islander who buys an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid.

Prince Edward Island currently has ambitious plans to achieve net-zero by 2030, and Myers says he hopes to see all islanders in EVs by that time. 

“We intend to be the first province to reach net-zero,” said Myers. “We want to be aggressive and do what people think we can’t.”

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