New EV Charging Station Powers Transition in Village of Dunnottar: Klein
The Manitoba government is announcing its support for a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the Village of Dunnottar, Environment and Climate Minister Kevin Klein announced today.
“Green transportation projects play a key role in protecting our environment and water, which is a top priority for our government,” said Klein. “Transitioning to electric vehicles will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support a low-carbon economy, and ensure affordability for Manitobans.”
The new Level 3 charger will be installed near one of the Village of Dunnottar public piers. A Level 2 charger currently at this location will be moved to another site within the community.
“This is a big step forward in the transition to a new clean energy future for the coming generations,” said Mayor Richard Gamble, Village of Dunnottar.
The Manitoba government funded this project as part of a $150,000 initiative led by Eco-West Canada, a Manitoba-based not-for-profit focusing on green infrastructure. Additional projects across Manitoba will be announced in the coming weeks, the minister said.
This project helps support the technology and infrastructure needed to expand the province’s EV charging network and support collaborative planning for regional green transportation initiatives.
“We are pleased to once again be given the opportunity to partner with the Manitoba government to help our communities adopt cleaner modes of transportation,” said Dany Robidoux, executive director, Eco-West Canada. “In the past we have been very fortunate to have worked with the Village of Dunnottar on several sustainability initiatives, and this is another example on why this municipality is seen as a leader in Manitoba when it comes to the greening of their community.”
For more information on the Made-In-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, visit www.gov.mb.ca/climateandgreenplan/index.html.
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