News release

Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is investing $500,000 to help install more electric vehicle charging stations in Nova Scotia.

“Nova Scotia is a national leader in acting on climate change by reducing emissions. Electric vehicles can play a big role in reducing emissions and helping us achieve our goals of having a cleaner economy that creates jobs, supports a healthy environment, and benefits all Nova Scotians,” said Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton. “Having more community chargers will give people reliable options so they can use their electric vehicles anywhere in the province.”

The provincial investment is in addition to the $1.2 million recently announced through the federal Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. Clean Foundation will administer the funding and will seek proposals from organizations to install up to 250 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers.

The chargers will be installed across the province in public areas and will support light-duty vehicles.


“As electric vehicle adoption in Nova Scotia continues to grow, having reliable infrastructure in place, like establishing up to 250 more publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations, will be critical. Government investments like this one will continue to help pave the future for electric vehicle ownership and encourage drivers to make the switch by 2030.”

– Erin Burbidge, Director, Policy and Programs, Clean Foundation

“Embracing green infrastructure will be a key to our collective success as we move towards a net-zero future. More electric charging stations right here in Nova Scotia means more opportunities for communities to make greener choices, and I’m pleased that this new funding will now allow people to drive from one end of our province to the other in an electric vehicle.”

– Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, federal Minister of Natural Resources

Quick Facts:

  • Clean Foundation expects to start accepting proposal submissions from interested organizations in February
  • eligible organizations include electricity or gas utilities, companies, industry and research associations, standards organizations, Indigenous and community groups, academic institutions, and different levels of government
  • the Minister’s mandate letter includes actions to help transition to a clean and renewable energy future, including working with the auto sector to sell more zero-emission vehicles and providing funding to support the installation of more electric vehicle charging stations

Additional Resources:

More information about the project to add more Level 2 charging stations is available at:

Mandate letter of the Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables: