Mahone Bay, NS – The Town of Mahone Bay will be installing eight Electric Vehicle Chargers, or EV Chargers, before the end of the year, welcoming Electric Vehicle users to spend time in Mahone Bay and to share in their green energy.
“Electric Vehicles are becoming more common and will continue to increase in popularity,” said Mayor David Devenne. “With the installation of these EV Chargers, Mahone Bay will become a stopping spot for drivers looking for a place to charge their vehicle while enjoying the sights and local amenities.”
Martha Horsman, Town of Mahone Bay Climate and Energy Program Manager, noted that using a charger that draws power from the Mahone Bay Electric Utility provides an incredible opportunity for Electric Vehicle drivers to benefit from Mahone Bay’s green energy, “The Mahone Bay Electric Utility gets 84% of its power from non-emitting sources, which greatly increases the environmental benefits of driving an Electric.”
Funding from the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, offered through Natural Resources Canada, will cover 50% of the total cost of the budgeted $70,000 for installing the EV chargers in Mahone Bay. The EV Chargers will be installed on Clairmont Street, Main Street, Town Hall, the new Fire Station, the Civic Marina, and the Mahone Bay Centre. Customers can activate the chargers using an RFID card or the FLO mobile app.