$5M fund entices Alberta municipalities to adopt EVs

Trucks, cars, even electric off-road UTVs are eligible for financial support from Alberta’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities program

It may be renowned as the home of Alberta’s first oil well, but lately the city of Leduc has been making headlines for its embrace of renewable electric power.

The Leduc Recreation Centre’s 1.1-MW rooftop solar system, when completed in 2016, was Western Canada’s largest. The city’s Operations Centre, with a 630-KW solar array added the same year, produces all its own electricity and feeds a surplus to the grid.

Now, this city of 30,000, just south of Edmonton, has joined the ranks of municipalities starting to convert their vehicle fleets to electric. And to do it, Leduc is leveraging a unique $5-million provincial program. Launched in March, the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) program offers substantial rebates to Alberta municipalities for an array of EVs and EV-related purchases — small passenger EVs, mid- to large-size EVs, non-road EVs as well as EV charging stations and even EV feasibility studies.

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