Light-duty vehicles including cars, pickups, and small vans account for almost half of GHG emissions in Canada. Our government recognizes that Nova Scotians rely on these personal and family vehicles to stay connected, participate in the economy, and explore our province.
In its first week in office, the Rankin government demonstrated its commitment to increasing access to greener passenger vehicles. Our government committed $9.5 million over three years to a new electric vehicle rebate program for e-bikes, new and used electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. The program adopts a key equity and affordability measure, putting Nova Scotia among just two other provinces as the first to expand rebates to include used vehicles. This strategic decision will increase access to the electric vehicle market and make it more affordable for Nova Scotians to make green personal transportation choices.