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Michigan EV Policy

The Electrification Coalition conducts policy work in Michigan to advance the deployment and adoption of electric vehicles and development of charging infrastructure.

Michigan EV Policy Landscape

Michigan has already taken important steps toward an electrified transportation future, with actions by the state government, local governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, including utilities and EV companies. Michigan’s future prosperity will be shaped by its ability to keep pace in adopting and guiding this transformation.

Learn more about the policies, strategies, and partners can help Michigan accelerate electrification in our Michigan EV Policy Landscape. This document reflects input from a wide range of on-the-ground stakeholders and builds upon the insights of previous roadmaps and guidance documents, including those developed by the EC. It reviews transportation’s current impacts to public health, safety, and the economy, and it identifies a set of high-impact areas of engagement.

Electrifying Trucks and Buses in Michigan

The United States is the world’s largest consumer of petroleum, accounting for one-fifth of global daily supply. Oil accounts for over 90% of energy use in the U.S. transportation sector. This overwhelming dependence on oil threatens public health, energy security, our economy, and our climate.
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Michigan EV Policy Bootcamp

The Electrification Coalition (EC) brought together more than 150 EV policymakers, industry experts, and advocates for a day-long session on accelerating EV adoption in Michigan in October 2020.

The bootcamp included keynote addresses and presentations from the following speakers:

  • Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist
  • Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow
  • Admiral Dennis Blair, Chair of SAFE and member of the Energy Security Leadership Council, former Director of National Intelligence and former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command
  • Representatives from Ford, General Motors, Rivian, Lordstown Motors, and the Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Will Toor, Executive Director of the Colorado Energy Office.
  • Leaders at Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Office of Climate and Energy, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Office of Passenger Transportation, the Michigan Public Service Commission’s Commissioner Tremaine Phillips.

The bootcamp sessions covered the following topics:

  • Addressing equity concerns and considerations, Ramon-Partida-Lopez, Legal Counsel, Environmental Equity at The Greenlining Institute
  • How EVs can improve air quality and public health, Kindra Weid, RN, Coalition Coordinator, MI Air MI Health.
  • The national EV market
  • Manufacturers’ perspectives on vehicle technology and policy pathways
  • Policy gaps on charging infrastructure.

Presentation Slides