October 1st, 2021
This fall, Governor Whitmer announced a series of new initiatives to drive Michigan’s automotive industry into the autonomous and electrified future. The new initiatives include the nation’s first inductive charging corridor (or wireless charging roadway), an electric vehicle training academy for incoming and transitioning automotive workers, a Lake Michigan electric charging vehicle network that will run from Benton Harbor to Mackinaw City, and a Midwest Regional charging network that will connect five midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota).
Promoting and incentivizing electric vehicle charging infrastructure and adoption will not only help Michigan maintain its status as the automotive capital of the world, but it will also aid Michigan in the transition to a carbon-free transportation sector. Michigan LCV applauds Governor Whitmer on the recent investments, and looks forward to implementing more carbon-free transportation programs.