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Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Network Proposed

Jun 28, 2019

Under a bipartisan package, Michigan would become the first in the nation to establish a statewide charging network for electric vehicles.  Legislators in both chambers, and on both sides of the aisle, came together on the package to help support the growth of electric vehicles in Michigan.

The package would:

    • Create the Electric Vehicle Council within the Department of Transportation. The council, comprised of experts in energy, technology, transportation, environment, economic development and other related fields, would be tasked with developing a plan for a statewide charging infrastructure in coordination with utilities and private companies;
    • Allow the state to install or lease space for electric vehicle charging stations at state park and rides;
    • Allow the state to install or lease space for electric charging stations in state parks, generating revenue for the park system; and,
    • Provide tax incentives for small businesses and multi-unit housing to install electric vehicle charging stations.

The House bills have been referred to the House Transportation Committee and the House Tax Policy Committee. The Senate bills will be referred to committee once they are introduced in the coming weeks.

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