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New provincial EV Rebate Program provides $2,500 incentive for eligible applicants

September 1, 2021

Are you considering an all-electric vehicle? With our new EV Rebate Program, now you can save $2,500 on the purchase or lease of an EV. That means you can save up to $7,500 when you combine our rebate with current federal incentives for the purchase of a new EV.

The program, which is an initiative of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, was announced today at Hydro Place in St. John’s.

Youʼll feel great driving an EV, knowing that you are contributing to a greener future for Newfoundland and Labrador. Youʼll feel even better knowing that the majority of the electricity used to charge your vehicle comes from our provinceʼs clean, renewable energy sources. And, electricity is cleaner and cheaper than gas. A 400 km road trip in your EV would cost less than $10 at todayʼs electricity rates if you charged at home! And with 14 public fast-charging stations available from St. Johnʼs to Port aux Basques, itʼs easier than ever to charge on the go. You can drive across the island without ever having to worry about where to plug in next.

Get your rebate and hit the road! To learn more or apply online, visit nlhydro.com/electricvehicles/ev-rebate.

 

Final charger ready for use in Corner Brook: province’s
first fast-charging network now complete

August 19, 2021

It’s all stations go for the province’s first fast-charging network for electric vehicles! Our Corner Brook charger, located at Irving Oil on Confederation Drive, is now available and ready to charge your EV on the beautiful west coast of our province.

Thank you to everyone who helped us reach this important milestone and significant step toward a greener future for our province.


Latest fast charger available in South Brook

July 8, 2021

We’re getting closer to completing all 14 stations in our EV fast-charging network! The latest charger available to use is located at Eddy’s Restaurant in South Brook. If you plan to charge your EV when you hit the road, please remember to follow the latest public health advice.  With this charger now online, we’re working to commission the final charger in the network, located in Corner Brook. Follow us on social media for the latest updates.

EV fast-charging now available in Port aux Basques

June 7, 2021

We’re happy to announce that the next station in our fast-charging network is installed and ready for EV drivers at Irving Oil in Port aux Basques. Whether you live in the area or are travelling through this important gateway to Newfoundland, EV drivers can now plug in and be ready to hit the road in less than an hour. Learn how to get started or begin planning for your road trip today

Drivers can now fast-charge their EV in Rocky Harbour

May 3, 2021

This week we added another location to the province’s first network of fast-chargers for electric vehicles: Rocky Harbour.  At this time, 11 of our 14 fast-charging stations are now available. We continue to commission and test the final three chargers in the network – be sure to follow us on social media for the latest updates.

Whether you live in the area or are visiting beautiful Gros Morne National Park, now you can quickly charge up your EV before hitting the road and seeing the sights. Get road trip ready for your next visit to Gros Morne in an electric vehicle – start planning your route today!


Newest fast charger now available in Stephenville

April 18, 2021

Stephenville is home to our latest electric vehicle fast-charging station. Take in the sights and everything Stephenville has to offer while charging up your EV quickly and efficiently.

Be sure to follow us on social media for the latest news and updates about the province’s first fast-charging network for electric vehicles.


Fast-charging station in Deer Lake now ready for use

April 9, 2021

Our newest electric vehicle fast-charging station is now available in Deer Lake. Located at the Irving Big Stop on the TCH, EV drivers can charge on the go while enjoying the beauty of the west coast. 

To see a map of all charging locations in the network and the latest availability, please visit the Plan Your Route section of our website.


EV drivers now able to charge on the go in Goobies

April 1, 2021

Today Hydro added another fast charger for electric vehicles to the provincial network, at the Irving Big Stop in Goobies. This is the eighth charging station to be added in the network. With this latest charger ready for use, EV drivers can now charge approximately every 70km on the TCH between St. John’s and Bishop’s Falls.

Commissioning continues on the remaining six chargers in the network. Be sure to follow us on social media for the latest updates and whenever new chargers are added.


Fast-charging station now available in Port Blandford

March 31, 2021

We’re excited to announce the next station in our provincial electric vehicle fast-charging network is ready for use in Port Blandford. Located at Rudy’s Restaurant and Gas Bar on the TCH, Port Blandford is also the gateway to Canada’s most easterly national park, Terra Nova.

If you plan to charge your electric vehicle when you hit the road, please remember to always follow the latest provincial public health advice.


Latest EV fast-charger added in Galway

March 13, 2021

Our newest electric vehicle fast-charging station is now available in Galway! Charge your EV while you stock up on all the essentials – but please remember to always follow public health advice and maintain a safe physical distance from others while charging. At this time, six of the 14 fast-charging locations are available. In addition to Galway, EV drivers in the province can now charge at Holyrood, Whitbourne, Glovertown, Gander and Bishop’s Falls. Be sure to follow us on social media for the latest updates.

Chargers in Gander and Glovertown ready for use

March 4, 2021

Today two new charging stations were added as part of Hydro’s provincial fast-charging network for electric vehicles. EV owners can now charge their vehicles quickly and efficiently at the Orangestore in Gander, and at Splash n’ Putt Resort in Glovertown – making EV travel across the island one step closer to reality for many drivers. Five of 14 fast-charging locations in the network are now available, and we are excited to continue testing and commissioning the remaining chargers over the coming weeks.

To see a map of all charging locations in the network and the latest availability, please visit the Plan Your Route section of our website.


Fast-charging station in Bishop’s Falls now available

March 3, 2021

Located in the centre of the island, Bishop’s Falls helps power our province thanks to hydroelectric dams on the mighty Exploits River. And now you can power your EV here, too! On March 3rd we added another fast-charging station to our provincial network, at Irving Oil in Bishop’s Falls. We continue to commission and test the remaining chargers in the network. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and additions.

Newest fast-charging station ready in Whitbourne

February 23, 2021

Our newest fast-charging station is ready for your electric vehicle at Irving Oil in Whitbourne. If you stop by to charge up, please follow public health advice & keep a safe physical distance from others in the area.
 

Stay tuned to our social media feed (@NLHydro) for more updates as we complete final testing and commissioning for the remaining chargers in the network over the next few weeks.

 


First of 14 stations in provincial EV fast-charging network installed in Holyrood

December 17, 2020

We’re excited to announce the first of 14 stations in our provincial electric vehicle fast-charging network is installed and ready to go in Holyrood! We look forward to seeing more chargers available in the coming weeks, with all 14 expected to be ready by the end of January.

To plan your route and see where all 14 charging sites are located, click here.

 


Installation of provincial EV fast-chargers begins

November 5, 2020

We’re excited to be taking these Charge Point fast chargers out of their crates this week. We’re getting ready to start installing them at 14 sites along the TCH for the new provincial electric vehicle fast-charging network.

Stay tuned to this page and be sure to follow us on social media for updates!

For more details and specification about the chargers being installed as part of the network, click here.