$23 Million in Federal Funds Awarded to Expand Michigan EV Infrastructure

The development of new EV charging stations will increase accessibility and reliability for Michiganders as they travel the state.

Projects selected for the funding have five years to be completed. Image via Shutterstock.

The Michigan Infrastructure Office (MIO), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation, announced nearly $23 million has been awarded to more than 40 locations across the state under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, increasing EV accessibility for Michiganders.

With the passage of President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Michigan stands to receive approximately $110 million in NEVI Formula Program funding over the next five years to expand EV charging infrastructure statewide.

The first round of funding includes 41 planned charging stations in every region across the state, from Detroit and Sault Ste. Marie to Benton Harbor and Lansing.

"As Michigan continues to lead the nation in advancing clean energy and sustainable infrastructure, the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program represents a significant milestone in our state's journey towards a greener future,” said Zachary Kolodin, Michigan’s chief infrastructure officer and director of the Michigan Infrastructure Office. “By strategically deploying EV charging infrastructure, we are not only supporting the widespread adoption of electric vehicles but also driving economic growth, job creation and environmental stewardship.”

Selected locations have five years to complete their projects, with construction on some expected to be completed this year. These projects will change Michigan's transportation landscape, making EV charging more accessible to residents.

The NEVI Formula Program complements existing clean energy initiatives in Michigan, including the MI Healthy Climate Plan and Charge Up Michigan. Michigan has secured more than $150 million through Charge Up Michigan and the BIL to build Michigan’s electric vehicle charging network, which now includes more than 2,600 EV chargers.

“The award of these NEVI funds will help the MDOT team continue a tradition of enhancing mobility through creative thinking,” said MDOT Director Bradley C. Wieferich. “Expanding our electric vehicle charging network will help Michigan drivers as well as the millions of tourists who explore our beautiful state each year.”

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