News release

New Rebates for Larger Zero-Emission Vehicles

Natural Resources and Renewables
clean energy
Photo of a 2024 Ford E-Transit vehicle

A 2024 Ford E-Transit vehicle (Contributed)

New rebates for medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles, including commercial and industrial vans and trucks, are now available.

“Transportation is Nova Scotia’s second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. “Moving to zero-emission vehicles reduces emissions and supports our goal of reaching net zero by 2050. So we’re continuing to offer rebates for electric cars and bikes and adding a pilot program with new rebates for larger vehicles.”

Eligible vehicles include vans and trucks used for commercial or industrial purposes that weigh more than 3,856 kilograms (8,500 pounds) and electric resurfacing machines like Zambonis.

Clean Foundation is administering the new pilot through the Electrify Nova Scotia Rebate Program. It will offer rebates of up to $50,000 per vehicle – depending on its class – to businesses, non-profits, municipalities and Mi’kmaw communities that want to move to electric vehicles.

Helping Nova Scotians buy more zero-emission vehicles is a commitment in Our Climate, Our Future: Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Plan for Clean Growth. The plan aims to create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future for all Nova Scotians. It includes initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, switch to clean energy and transportation, create a clean economy, make homes and buildings energy efficient and able to stand up to the impacts of climate change, and help Nova Scotians adapt to the changing climate.


“Expanding electric vehicle rebates to include medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is key to helping municipalities, organizations and businesses across Nova Scotia move forward with electrifying their fleets. Clean Foundation is pleased to expand our support of Nova Scotia’s electrify rebate program, which includes new and used EVs and e-bikes, to help administer the new rebates for the Province.”
Scott Skinner, President and CEO, Clean Foundation

Quick Facts:

  • the Province is investing $500,000 in the one-year pilot program
  • the provincial rebate can be combined with the federal government’s Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles Program
  • more than 20 larger electric vehicles have been rebated in Nova Scotia under the federal program since it launched in 2022

Additional Resources:

Information about rebates for electric vehicles:

Our Climate, Our Future: Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Plan for Clean Growth:

Federal Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles Program:

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