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Nissan Canada joins a Manitoba Hydro

Nissan Canada signs a partnership on electric vehicles with the Province of Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro

Nissan Canada announces it has reached an agreement with the Government of Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro to cooperate in the establishment of a network of battery charging that could exploit the potential of existing infrastructure charging Manitoba, and promote the use of electric zero emission vehicles in the province.

"We are very encouraged by the interest manifested supported by partners such as the Province of Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro to find ways to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles," stated Allen Childs, President, Nissan Canada Inc. "As a manufacturer, we can provide innovative vehicles that Canadians love and want to drive, but governments and public services play an important role by strengthening the necessary infrastructure to support the use of electric vehicles in order to allow the launch of the Nissan LEAF in Manitoba. "

This MOU brings together representatives from each organization shall define opportunities to promote the use of zero-emission vehicles. As part of the agreement, the partners will work together to develop the potential that could be operated from the current charging network in the province, and discuss possible incentives for the necessary infrastructure providers to use of electric vehicles and users of these vehicles. All parties also agree on the importance of public education activities to promote the use of electric vehicles as well as the influence of regulatory changes to achieve their goal.

"Manitoba has prepared a roadmap for a future without fossil fuels, and this agreement is another important step in his career," stated the Honourable David Chomiak, Minister of Innovation, Energy and Mines Manitoba. "The electric vehicles could represent a unique opportunity to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas emissions in Manitoba and serving the interests of our economy by allowing us to replace imported fossil fuels and our own renewable hydropower as a source of affordable energy for our cars. "

"We continue to work closely with the public and private sectors to form partnerships to promote the use of electric vehicles in Manitoba," said Bob Brennan, President and CEO of Manitoba Hydro. "Understanding the requirements of electrical networks necessary to support the use of electric vehicles will allow Manitoba Hydro to ensure it can reliably meet these requirements and participate in the future of electric mobility in our province. "

Nissan is the first automaker to market globally on the mass market, affordable vehicles running entirely on electricity. LEAFMC Nissan is a car tailgate intermediate accommodating five adults comfortably. It possesses a range of 160 km (depending on the U.S. EPA LA4 cycle) per charge and therefore responds well to concrete demands of consumers. Nissan LEAFMC well equipped is offered at a price of $ 38,395 and will be launched in certain Canadian markets this fall. To date, more than 13,000 Canadians have registered as fans of the first hour / leaf to receive updates and regular news on the Nissan LEAF.

The MOU says Manitoba has a growing network of global initiatives in matters of zero-emission vehicles. Nissan has partnerships with 95 governments, municipal governments and other organizations around the world to advance the deployment of electric vehicles.

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