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City wins Municipal Electric Champion Award based on EV strategy and initiatives

May 8, 2019 –

The City of Kingston has won Electric Mobility Canada's inaugural Municipal Electric Champion Award based on its work to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations around Kingston and incorporation of EVs into its municipal light duty fleet.

"This award recognizes Kingston as a leading city in this area. When combined with our investments in active transportation and public transit, electric vehicles are an important component of reducing our city's carbon footprint and improving local air quality. We want to encourage more people to consider switching to an electric vehicle and establishing a network of EV charging stations makes doing so more viable," says Paul MacLatchy, director, environment. MacLatchy received the award earlier this afternoon on behalf of the municipality.

The City won in its size category (population 50,000 to 200,000) and was joined by the City of Montreal, Quebec (population 200,000+) and the City of Plessisville, Quebec (population of fewer than 50,000) in accepting the award at the EV2019VÉ Conference and Trade Show today in Quebec City.

With cheaper fuel, no need for oil or filter changes and significantly less moving parts, electric vehicles can also be more than 60 per cent less expensive to operate than gasoline vehicles which create more than 30 per cent of Kingston's carbon footprint.

The City is installing 50 public EV charging stations in 21 locations to make it easier than ever to be an EV driver in Kingston. Find out where they are and how to use the charging stations at www.CityofKingston.ca/EV.