The majority of electric vehicle (EV) owners do more than 80% of their charging at home (source: energy.gov), so for EV adopters living in condos or apartments, that means the building they live in must have adequate charging infrastructure available. This amenity seems to be difficult to find in Nova Scotia currently, but Efficiency Nova Scotia is on a mission to change that.
Efficiency Nova Scotia recently announced its new electric vehicle charging rebate program, specifically aimed at improving vehicle charging infrastructure and EV adoption in existing condo and apartment buildings in Nova Scotia.
Condo and apartment building owners in Nova Scotia could be eligible to receive up to $2,500 per charger installed (up to a maximum of $10,000) which is almost like getting four free Electric Avenue Watti Pro commercial chargers and simply covering the site preparation and installation costs!
Funded by the Government of Nova Scotia, the program provides owners the opportunity to make an investment in their property that will increase value for building residents now and pay off in the long term.
Efficiency Nova Scotia's new electric vehicle charging station program offers the following incentive:
Up to 50% of the total project cost to a maximum of $2,500 per station ($10,000 maximum per building), and will help to cover the expenses related to the installation of eligible charging stations.
Who can apply?
- Any existing apartment or condo building with four or more residential units in Nova Scotia.
- Applications must come from building owners/managers, strata councils, or other building representatives. Tenants who want a charger must work with their building owner or board. Applications will not be accepted from tenants.
- The EV charging equipment must be installed on common area power or ‘base building’ electrical supply. They cannot be installed on a resident’s individual meter or power supply.
- The charging station must be for use by residents of the building, and cannot be used for public charging.
- Charging station installation must be completed by a certified electrician.
Let us help you with your application!
Electric Avenue is experienced with Federal and Provincial funding applications, having assisted Killam Properties, J2K Properties, Southwest Properties and many others successfully receive funding through similar programs.
We're offering complementary assistance with the application process for those who are eligible and interested in the program.
Applications are now open, and many applicants are receiving responses within a couple of weeks, so let's get started and tackle electrification together!
All we need to get started:
- A recent Nova Scotia Power Bill
- A single line diagram of the building's electrical
If a single line diagram isn't available, we can help connect you with an engineer to gather the required information for the project. Any fees paid to an engineer for this service can be included as part of the funding you are applying to receive.
Email email@example.com to get started! We'll take the wheel to get your application submitted, freeing you up to focus on what matters most to you and your business.
For more information on this program, visit Efficiency Nova Scotia.