Nova Scotia's energy regulator rejects proposal to purchase electric vehicle charging stations

Nova Scotia's energy regulator has rejected a proposal by Nova Scotia Power to purchase and install 12 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the province.

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board ruled that the purchase would not be in the best interest of the power company's ratepayers.

Nova Scotia Power says it was intended to serve as a pilot project so the utility could understand how fast charging stations might affect the province's electrical system.

According to the company, the province has lagged behind other jurisdictions in adopting electric vehicle technology.