Nova Scotia Power to Install Province-Wide Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network

On March 6, Nova Scotia Power announced that it is moving ahead with plans to install Nova Scotia’s first electric vehicle fast-charging network.

This spring, Nova Scotia Power will install a network of 12 Level 3 fast chargers from Yarmouth to Sydney, making it a more viable option to drive an electric vehicle in Nova Scotia. These chargers will charge an electric vehicle in 15-30 minutes. The initiative will also enable NS Power to study the effects of electric vehicle fast chargers on the power system.

This network addresses the lack of high-speed charging stations, which is a primary inhibitor to Nova Scotians adopting electric vehicles. Further contributing to the solution, the Government of Nova Scotia plans to include an additional 12 Level 2 chargers at the same locations. These chargers will provide a charging solution for plug-in hybrid vehicles that are unable to charge using the Level 3 chargers.

Read the official news release.