Back in the 1940s, electrification was just coming to rural Manitoba, where I lived as a boy. Today, electrification has a different meaning, public charging stations for EVs. My favourite EV, the Solo, has only 161 km nominal range so public charging stations are important. A gap in the network has been the city of Portage la Prairie, where there was no charging station along the Trans Canada Highway for years. Now, there is a NEMA 6-50 outlet at the Fort la Reine museum in that city.
It’s all good. Slowly, but surely, we are getting the infrastructure to support us early adopters. A few outlets here and there will not support whole herds of EVs, but it’s a chicken and egg thing. If we build them they will come… I also notice a new EVSE at Tim Horton’s in Morris, MB, a possible stop for my trips to visit family in SW Manitoba.