Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Winnipeg and southern Manitoba will soon have more places to charge their vehicles. The Government of Canada announced this morning an investment of $155,000 to install 31 Level 2 EV chargers in the region.
The funding, made possible through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program will be supported by another $201,000 from Eco-West Canada and the impacted municipalities.
That brings the total project cost to $356,000.
“The implementation of this regional project will involve a wide range of Manitoba expertise in terms of products and services. Our goal is to maximize the economic benefits for the various municipal partners and the province as a whole,” said Dany Robidoux Executive Director, Eco-West Canada
UPDATE: According to Eco-West, the locations include City of Winnipeg as well as several municipal jurisdictions in southern and central Manitoba including the Rural Municipality of Alexander, the Town of Nivervilleand the Village of Dunnottar, among others.
Other regions to receive new EV chargers recently include Metro Vancouver (34), Township of King (20), Prince Edward Island (50), and Ontario’s Brock University (20).