Nissan and Manitoba government strike partnership

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Manitoba readies its infrastructure for the LEAF and other EVs

Nissan Canada announced that it is entering an agreement with the Government of Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro.

The agreement will help the parties work together on creating a battery-charging network within Manitoba.

Allen Childs, President, Nissan Canada, Inc. said, “As a manufacturer we can provide innovative vehicles that Canadians love and want to drive, but governments and utilities play an important role in helping build the infrastructure support for electric vehicles that will make a roll-out of the Nissan LEAF in Manitoba possible.”

The agreement focuses on infrastructure and the logistics of creating a network based on existing hydroelectric configurations within the province. It also focuses on the promotion of zero emissions vehicles in the province, through public education and the success of regulatory changes. These promotions could also mean potential incentives for EV buyers and existing EV users.

So far, Nissan has formed 95 partnerships with governments, cities and organizations worldwide.

“Understanding the grid requirements needed to support EVs will ensure Manitoba Hydro can reliably meet these requirements and provide for the future of electric mobility in our province,” said Bob Brennan, Manitoba Hydro President and CEO.

Nissan’s all-electric Leaf, the first all-electric mass-market vehicle, will be available for $38,395 starting this fall.

 

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