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Thursday, 28 April 2022 09:44

Michigan Announces $577,000 in Grants to Support Statewide EV Adoption 

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Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II on April 28 announced Michigan will launch six new services to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure, increase access to electric vehicles and broaden electric vehicle adoption in communities around the state.

The six mobility companies---Chargeway, eCAMION, ElectricFish, Fleet Lab, MoGo and Volta---will receive more than $577,000 in total funding through the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform to deploy mobility projects in Lansing, Traverse City, Port Austin, Allegan County, Burt Township, Monroe, Ann Arbor, Detroit and DTE Energy’s Service Territory.  
 
“Whether we are supporting electric vehicle manufacturing, industry-leading research campuses, or training the talent of the future to adapt to this electrified landscape, we understand in Michigan the value of innovating in our current mobility ecosystems to support the needs of the future,” said Gilchrist. “These grant recipients represent the next phase in our state’s evolution as a mobility leader and will undoubtedly help pave the way for our continued economic growth and success in this space.” 
 
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Gilchrist have worked to propel Michigan into the future of mobility with large investments into electric vehicles. The Whitmer-Gilchrist Administration has secured historic investments from GM, Ford, Stellantis and electric vehicle battery manufacturers that has helped to create more than 21,600 good-paying auto jobs and further cement Michigan’s status as a global manufacturing leader.  
  
In the 2022 State of the State address, Whitmer launched a first-of-its-kind program to lower the cost of electric vehicles for families by putting forward a $2,500 rebate for the purchase of an electric vehicle and charging equipment to build on the $7,500 federal credit. With this rebate, a Michigan family could receive more than $10,000 off the purchase of a new electric vehicle.   
 
These electric vehicle projects follow the governor’s announcement of her MI Healthy Climate Plan, which outlines a series of goals to encourage greater electric vehicle adoption statewide. 
 
Launched by the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME), in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform provides grants to...


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