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City of Winnipeg moves to all electric golf carts

The next time golfers tee off at a city-owned golf course, it may sound a little quieter.

The city says it’s making a move towards an eco-friendly change with its golf carts next season.

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Upgrades to city storage facilities include transitioning to fully electric golf carts in time for next spring.

The upgrade will cost $50,000 to make the switch from gas to electric. However, the city says it’ll save roughly $20,000 per year in fuel costs and up to 50 tonnes of carbon emissions will be reduced.

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In addition to the savings, the city says electric carts run much more smoothly and quietly.

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