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Electric car owners getting a jolt in KW

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo a car is connected to a charging station for electric vehicles in Hamburg, Germany. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP, File)

The City of Kitchener and the City of Waterloo are hoping to make it a little easier for electric car owners to get a boost.

The two cities have applied for a grant that would see three new public charging stations installed in each city.

If the grant is approved each city will be on the line for $32,500 for installation.

It has not been determined where the terminal will be located.

Kitchener City Councillor Sarah Marsh drives an electric car and says the city needs to be ready for the growing popularity of electric vehicles,

“We have under 15 public charging stations in the City of Kitchener and in the Region of Waterloo we have about 300 electric cars being drive and that number will be steadily increasing.” Said Marsh.

Marsh says environmental sustainability is consistently a top three priority when Kitchener residents are asked about their concerns.

Marsh adds that this is small step in helping the city become more environmentally sustainable.