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UM staff stand in front of a new electric fleet vehicle.

UM staff celebrate the arrival of a new electric fleet vehicle.

There is a new fleet vehicle on campus, and it’s electric!

UM begins the transition to electric fleet vehicles

It’s Electric Vehicle Week in Canada, and we have big news to share! Just last week the Facilities Department traded in a gas-powered campus fleet vehicle for a new Ford cargo van that is 100 percent electric. This step comes shortly after the launch of eight Level 2 chargers that arrived at the Fort Garry campus last month. The new chargers were funded through a grant from the Manitoba Conservation and Climate Fund in 2021-22 and were installed in anticipation of the UM beginning the transition of the campus fleet to electric.

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