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Electric Vehicles

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We're excited to be installing 12 electric vehicle fast-charging stations across the province, making Nova Scotia one of the few provinces to have a fully-connected network of fast charging stations. Electric vehicle drivers will be able to drive with ease from Yarmouth to Sydney without worrying about running out of a battery charge. The network removes a key barrier for Nova Scotians, which is proper charging infrastructure. It makes owning an EV a more attractive and viable option. It ties into our larger efforts to reduce emissions in our province.
Your business could be an electric vehicle charging site. We're issuing a Request for Proposal for location and installation partners. Criteria includes:
  • Location approximately 1km from a 100-series highway
  • 24/7 public access
  • Sufficient visibility and accessibility
Learn more here.

Electric vehicles (ev) in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Power has been a key supporter of electric vehicle adoption in Atlantic Canada. We've helped to create the Nova Scotia chapter of Electric Mobility Canada, hosted awareness events like Electric Avenue, and facilitated the install of Atlantic Canada’s second fast charger. We've also partnered with Halifax Transit to conduct an electric bus study, which will assess the opportunity of electrified public transit in the province, and incorporated electric vehicles into our own fleet with plans to incorporate more in the future.


  • More than 120 EVs are registered in Nova Scotia today.
  • There are currently over 100 public charging stations across Nova Scotia– two of which are EV fast chargers (Truro Power Centre and Barrington Street Superstore, Halifax). See a map of all EV chargers in Nova Scotia.
  • Almost every major car manufacturer has plans to release an electric vehicle in the next few years. Plug-in brands available in Nova Scotia today include: Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo.
  • Electric Mobility Canada predicts that there will be more than triple the amount of EVs on the road in 2018 as in 2016.

Read the Plug N Drive booklet to learn more about EVs in Nova Scotia.

Electrify Your Ride


Electric Avenue
Join us to learn more about electric vehicles and take one for a spin!
September 16, 2017
10 am - 2 pm
NS Power Headquarters
1223 Lower Water Street, Halifax
North Parking Lot (across from the building)