Electric-Powered Transportation

Using renewable electricity rather than fossil fuels, like gasoline or diesel, gives Manitoba increased energy security, reducing our vulnerability to price hikes and political instability elsewhere. Fuel costs for electric vehicles are dramatically less for drivers than petroleum today, and petroleum costs continue to increase. Less money spent to pay for fossil fuel imports means more money spent locally in Manitoba’s economy, benefiting everyone. And using renewable electricity instead of fossil fuels dramatically reduces emissions: greenhouse-gases (GHG) that lead to climate change; smog pollutants that harm our health and cities; and fuel spills that affect water, wildlife and people. The future of energy, however, is never certain, and a measured approach to moving forward on electric-powered transportation is important in order to fully understand impacts.

Manitoba's Electric Vehicle Road Map
Drive Electric Manitoba Website
Manitoba Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Demonstration
Final Summary Report
Toyota Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Partnership
Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Nissan Leaf
Joint Task Force on Transit Electrification