New grants will add more charging stations for electric vehicles in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday that 32 locations across Michigan will add 88 new charging stations for electric vehicles.
This initiative will be expended through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s ‘Charge Up’ grants totaling $1,868,681.13 to install these fast charging stations for private and commercial electric vehicles.
“Michigan put the world on wheels and will continue driving the world forward by leading on mobility and electrification,” said Governor Whitmer.
“These grants demonstrate our commitment to expanding EV infrastructure across Michigan and build on the extraordinary work and investments of our innovative industry partners and EGLE to help support drivers who make the transition to electric vehicles,” Governor Whitmer added.
The group also did a study in 2019 that confirmed the need for electric vehicles to travel worry-free across Michigan to high-traveled routes in the Midwest.
Since the launch of the program, $4,000,182.97 has been allocated for chargers at 76 locations with a total of 182 charging station outlets in the state of Michigan.
In total, 480 publicly accessible charging stations are in Michigan featuring nearly 1,400 charging outlets.