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President Joe Biden traveled to downtown Detroit to attend the Detroit Auto Show, where he toured the show floor to see the newest innovations in mobility technology before delivering a speech highlighting EV manufacturing and infrastructure in America.
"You all know I'm a car guy. I'm here because the auto show and these vehicles give me so many reasons to be optimistic about the future. No more is that future more evident than right here in Michigan where you're building the future of the electric vehicle and bringing back U.S. manufacturing jobs."
Biden also announced that Michigan will be one of 35 states to receive funding to expand EV charging infrastructure as part of a $900 million effort to build chargers across 53,000 miles of U.S. highways.
Unveiled on September 15 at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new statewide strategy to ensure Michigan remains the global leader in the future of mobility. The MI Future Mobility Plan maps out a comprehensive strategy that addresses future mobility challenges by growing the mobility workforce, providing more accessible transportation infrastructure, and developing innovative mobility policies.
Developed by OFME, the Council on Future Mobility and Electrification (CFME) and other State of Michigan partners, the plan is an actionable next step to address the opportunities and challenges that Michigan faces in remaining a leader in the mobility and electrification revolution.
As the transition to electric vehicles continues to accelerate, industry leaders and government officials weigh in on the trends in EV infrastructure, technology and manufacturing that we can expect to see over the next five years, ten years, and beyond.
Mobility Startups Plug into Pitch Competition at Detroit Auto Show
Hosted on the AutoMobili-D stage at the Detroit Auto Show, the Plug and Play Pitch Competition showcased 13 of the mobility sector’s top early-stage and high-growth companies.See Photos from the Pitch Competition
Can the power grid handle more electric vehicle chargers? Are EVs environmentally friendly? Michigan's Chief Mobility Officer Trevor Pawl addresses some common myths about electric vehicles.
MEDC was joined by several industry partners for a series of panel discussions on Thursday, September 15, 2022 – day two of Industry Days. Panel topics included:
Michigan has big goals for the future of mobility. The state's Chief Mobility Officer Trevor Pawl hosted a panel at the Detroit Auto Show with Tremaine Phillips at the Michigan Public Service Commission, Glenn Stevens at MICHauto, and Emily Frascaroli at Ford Motor Company to discuss the MI Future Mobility Plan and the holistic approach to building the mobility infrastructure of the future right here in Michigan.
Why Michigan For Mobility & Electrification
Investment in Innovation
Michigan's vast electric vehicle ecosystem encompasses all facets from mobility and energy to infrastructure and battery development. Add that to the state's automotive heritage and manufacturing strength, and it's no surprise Michigan is leading the next generation of transportation.
Unmatched Mobility Ecosystem
The Office of Furture Mobility and Electrification works across government, academia and private industry to enhance Michigan’s mobility ecosystem, including developing dynamic policies and supporting the startup and scale up of emerging technologies and businesses.
Driving the next generation of industry innovation requires a highly skilled workforce and Michigan, once again, meets the mark. The state has the highest concentration of engineering talent and commercial and industrial designers in the nation, along with several nationally recognized and accredited research universities.
Learn about the exciting things happening throughout Michigan's vast mobility, electrification and automotive manufacturing ecosystems through The Michigan Opportunity Podcast. Now it its second season, host Ed Clemente has been joined by several guests in the transportation mobility industry. Click on the episode links to the right and listen to insightful conversations and hear about new, emerging global trends leading into Detroit Auto Show 2022.
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Recent Mobility and Electrification News
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