By: Staff Writer Wpg Free Press Apr 21 - '11
The Manitoba government rolled out its new electric vehicle policy today to get more clean energy cars on the road.
Energy and Mines Minister Dave Chomiak said the province will also sign another memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada to use the province as a testing ground for its i-MiEV electric vehicle.
Mitsubishi has already signed a deal to develop electric-powered buses with New Flyer.
Koji Soga, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada said his company was delighted to be working with the province.
The company is bringing two of its i-MiEVs to the province for testing.
The province is also creating an advisory committee on how electric transporation can be safely and economically introduced to the province.
Chomiak said electric vehicles will never be mass-produced in Manitoba, but that the province can be involved in the developing the techology for reliable electric transporation.