By Sam Thompson Global News
Posted February 23, 2023 12:17 pm Updated February 23, 2023 9:38 pm
Manitobans will soon have more places to charge their electric vehicles, the province’s environment minister announced Thursday.
Kevin Klein said the province is spending $220,000 on green transportation projects, the bulk of which — around $150,000 — will go to Eco-West Canada toward installing seven new Level 3 electric charging stations in six Manitoba municipalities.
“Transitioning to electric vehicles and increasing access to transit will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support a low-carbon economy and ensure affordability for Manitobans,” Klein said in a statement.
An additional $70,000 in funding is earmarked for the Association of Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities to support rural transit initiatives.