Winnipeg has taken a key step towards encouraging its citizens to drive lower emissions electric vehicles (EVs) with the installation of the city’s first EV charging at The Forks.
“We’re thrilled to be the first public EV station in the city. With the number of visitors we welcome and our own target zero initiatives, it makes perfect sense,” said Jim August, CEO of The Forks.
The new charging station is installed at a dedicated EV-only parking space located near The Forks Market main entrance by the Pancake House restaurant.
“As electric vehicles gain acceptance and popularity, our province’s low-priced electricity will help make this option more affordable and an attractive alternative to fossil-fuelled vehicles,” said Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers.
Minister Struthers also announced the launch of a new website at that provides information on available services for electric vehicles. The website was prepared jointly by the province, the Canadian Auto Association (CAA) Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Public Insurance and Red River College.
Winnipeg Free Press: Forks gets first public charging station for electric cars