“Sitting and driving have been extremely difficult for me after my motor vehicle accident. This e-bike has allowed me so much freedom to enjoy life.” That’s the sentiment from one anonymous e-bike owner who was able to purchase affordable, in this case life-changing, electric transportation thanks to the support of the Province’s Electrify Nova Scotia Rebate Program.
They’re just one of the many who have accessed rebates, since Electrify first launched on February 24 of last year, saving Nova Scotia residents more than $2 million on the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs) and e-bikes. Those making the transition to EVs have benefited from more than $1.4 million in rebates, while e-bike enthusiasts have saved more than $800,000 collectively thanks to Electrify.
Programs like Electrify support Nova Scotia’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and work towards its goal of 30 per cent of new light-duty and passenger vehicle sales being zero-emission by 2030.
“This rebate program has and will continue to put more electric vehicles on the road and e-bikes in communities,” says Erin Burbidge, Director of Programs and Policy, Clean Foundation. “In doing so, we aim to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support a cleaner, more active future for our province.”
Electrify isn’t just benefiting individuals – it’s also helping small businesses across Nova Scotia transition to a cleaner fleet. Big Spruce Brewing in Nyanza, Cape Breton, bought a Hyundai Kona EV to make home deliveries and travel the province. Their Founder and Alesmith, Jeremy White, says purchasing an EV was the right decision for them to make.
“It’s been easy to adopt to electric, the super chargers are numerous, it’s easy to use and has saved us on fuel,” he says. “Moving to an electric vehicle fleet does our part for climate change and is a smart move for any business owner to make.”
Those wishing to move away from combustion engine vehicles can still benefit from Electrify—with more than $6 million left in funding. Rebates are available for qualifying vehicles in the amounts of up to $3,000 for new EVs, up to $2,000 for used EVs and $500 for e-bikes.
Ready to make the move to electric? Learn how you can Electrify your ride today!