Halifax, Nova Scotia — Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin has announced $9.5 million in rebates to help people purchase electric vehicles.
According to a news release, the $9.5 million will be used for the rebate program for new and used electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and e-bikes.
Rebates will be $3,000 per new vehicle and $2,000 for used vehicles, with $500 for e-bikes. This will be in addition to the $5,000 federal rebate available for new electric vehicles.
“Bold action on climate change is a priority. We know it’s possible to have a cleaner economy that creates jobs, supports a healthy environment and benefits all Nova Scotians,” said Premier Iain Rankin in a news release.
Currently, there are nearly 500 electric vehicles registered in Nova Scotia, and more than 100 charging stations across the province.
“Transportation emissions are one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gases. They’ve also shown to be one of the hardest to reduce. We are pleased to see the province build on the successful federal electric vehicle rebates. These incentives will be an important climate action tool for our province, and will help Nova Scotians choose an electric vehicle or e-bike for their next ride,” said Scott Skinner, president and CEO, Clean Foundation in a news release.