Michigan's EV EcosystemMichigan'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.
Office of Future Mobility and Electrification
In 2020, Gov. Whitmer created the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification and the Council on Future Mobility and Electrification to continue Michigan's leadership in mobility and electrification, fully leveraging the state's public, private and nonprofit sectors to support the startup and scale up of emerging technologies and businesses here in Michigan.
Michigan: Top Automotive Investment
Recent Mobility News and Announcements
Michigan #1 for Automotive Industry, EV Investment, Top 10 for Tech Talent Pipeline
Michigan Wins Silver Shovel Award for Transformational EV Battery Project Win
Gov. Whitmer Joins Secretary Buttigieg, Detroit Mayor Duggan, and Canadian Minister of Transport to Announce First U.S.-Canada Electric Vehicle Corridor
THIS JUST IN: Michigan the ‘Next Silicon Valley’ for Automotive Technology
Historic GM Investment Recognized with 2022 Impact Award for Electric Vehicles by Business Facilities
Michigan Set to ‘Dominate’ U.S. Battery Manufacturing by 2030
Whitmer Announces Michigan Wins More than 1,500 New Jobs After Securing Investments from Magna in Three Locations Across the State
Whitmer Announces 2,000 New Jobs, Investment of $1.6 billion as Michigan-Based Our Next Energy Builds Battery Manufacturing Campus in Wayne County
Michigan Means Mobility
Michigan is proud to be the home for mobility, electrification and the future of the automotive frontier as it continues to attract a host of battery and electrification investments from companies around the globe, ensuring the future will be developed, tested and deployed here in the state.
Michigan currently offers 480 publicly accessible charging stations featuring nearly 1,400 charging outlets, in addition to 146 private charging stations throughout the state. Michigan continues to build out this infrastructure to encourage further EV adoption, putting the state within the top 25% of states for electric vehicle registrations.
The state’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy operates a multi-stakeholder initiative to determine the placement of DC fast-charging stations and other infrastructure needed along Michigan highways and select residential areas to support light-duty electric vehicle travel across the state. The state is now in the process of securing commitments to build out 75 additional DC fast-charging stations with nearly 300 chargers throughout Michigan by 2030. In addition, Michigan's two largest utilities, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy, have joined other utilities to create an interstate EV charging network across the Midwest.
In September 2021, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new initiative to develop the nation’s first wireless charging infrastructure on a public road in Michigan. The Inductive Vehicle Charging Pilot will create an electrified roadway system that allows electric buses, shuttles and vehicles to charge while driving, enabling electric vehicles to operate continuously without stopping to charge.
Watch: A Pure Michigan EV Adventure
Get an inside look at Michigan's EV ecosystem and discover some of Michigan's great communities along the way in a special episode of Under the Radar Michigan.
New Michigan Central Innovation District Puts the State at the Forefront of an Inclusive EV Mobility Future
As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Ford, the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit, the state plans to align more than $126 million in new and existing investments, programming, and resources to support the goals of the new Michigan Central Innovation District. This pledge involves the cross-departmental collaboration between the OFME, MEDC and other state departments.
Mobility and Electrification Assets
Michigan maintains the world’s most diverse collection of AV testing environments for both early and later stage technologies. Explore the map on the left to learn more about each asset.
Public Policies for Advanced Driving Systems
Michigan is the only state to implement all items on the list below.
- Allowing testing of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies.
- Allowing AV operations on public roads.
- Allowing AV operations without a human in the vehicle.
- Allowing AV vehicle platooning.
- Allowing on-demand AV operations
- Requiring of liability protections for AV users.
- Having a state entity advising on advanced mobility issues
- Requiring an official report to policymakers regarding the intersections of the mobility section and public policy.