Recycled bus batteries to power Manitoba EV charging station

An electric vehicle charging station at the Red River College Notre Dame Campus in Manitoba will run on repurposed transit bus batteries.

Image: Red River College

The federal government is investing $60,000. The college currently offers four Level 2 chargers and one Level 3 charger for public use, and uses the chargers to further its research in electric vehicle technology.

“This investment in clean energy technologies will help ensure that Canada remains a global leader in clean energy,” said Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources.

The investment will improve the performance and reduce the cost of operating the rapid charging station by using recycled batteries and energy-efficient technologies, the government said.

This funding was provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure Program.