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New program looks to place EVs in Manitoba, Ontario Indigenous communities – Electric Autonomy

May 29, 2024

The MB/ONT Free Ride EV Educational Project will support Indigenous communities with applications for funding

Imagine a quiet, remote community suddenly buzzing with the promise of a future with cleaner energy and sustainable transportation. This is soon becoming a reality in Indigenous communities across Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, thanks to a new initiative called MB/ONT Free Ride EV Educational Project.

The project, founded by Kent Heinrich and Chief Elvin Flett from St. Theresa Point First Nation in Manitoba, aims to empower “First Nations Elders, Chief and Councils, Committee Members, Educators, and all Indigenous peoples about the opportunities presented by electric vehicles and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure,” according to the organization’s online description.

“First Nation communities have a lot on the go and the EV applications, for the most part, aren’t even on their radar,” says Kent Heinrich, partner and project manager for the MB/ONT Free Ride EV Educational Project.

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