The Manitoba government launched an Electric Vehicle Road Map on Thursday, further adopting electric and hybrid vehicles.
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada is partnering with the province to introduce two i-MiEV cars in Manitoba, and help reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Manitoba has more than 500,000 existing recharging outlets and clean, low-cost electricity to accommodate the vehicles.
“Manitobans will gain much as early champions of adopting electrically powered transportation,” said Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie. “It will not only put gas savings in our pockets and reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions, but will also give us a head start in developing innovative, green, hightech industries that produce everything from electric buses to batteries and the products that support them.”