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The office works across state government, academia and private industry to enhance Michigan’s mobility ecosystem, including developing dynamic mobility and electrification policies and supporting the startup and scale up of emerging technologies and businesses.
Michigan's competitive advantages make the state a place where mobility solutions are born and where companies find long-term success and support.
Chief Mobility Officer, Office of Future Mobility and Electrification
Unveiled during 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.
Why Michigan for Mobility & Electrification?
Michigan is the global leader in innovation and is producing the next generation of transportation technologies. Through the state's automotive manufacturing heritage, talented workforce, testing ecosystem and available business resources, Michigan's mobility assets are truly one-of-a-kind.Learn More
We're Focused on 6 Key Areas
Increase Mobility Investment in Michigan
Generate new investment and job creation from tech companies focused on future mobility, including autonomous and electric vehicle innovation.
Expand Michigan’s Smart Infrastructure
Further develop systems for deploying autonomous and shared transportation.
Engage More Mobility Startups
Establish Michigan as a premier location for young companies to start, scale, commercialize and grow technologies redefining the movement of people and goods.
Further Enable Michigan’s Mobility Workforce
Develop and attract the skills and talent necessary to meet the changing demands of the mobility sector.
Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption in Michigan
Support the transition from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles and expand access to charging infrastructure.
Bolster Michigan’s Mobility Manufacturing Core
Protect the state’s competitiveness in electric and autonomous vehicle manufacturing and ability to move technologies into industrial scale manufacturing.
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.Read More
Council on Future Mobility and Electrification
Recognizing the changing landscape for automotive manufacturing and the need for a comprehensive statewide approach, the Council on Future Mobility and Electrification was formed within OFME. The council draws upon expertise from several State of Michigan agencies, industry and educational partners to enhance Michigan’s mobility ecosystem.Learn More
The Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification (CFME) released its third report to help achieve the ambitious goals outlined in Governor Whitmer’s MI Future Mobility Plan, and the next steps needed to ensure Michigan continues to be the epicenter of future transportation solutions around mobility and electrification.
The Michigan Department of Transportation provides expertise on developing smart infrastructure with automotive industry partners.
Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity provides expertise for attracting and developing talent in Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy provides expertise on electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation provides expertise on program development that supports automotive and mobility assemblers and suppliers.
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Michigan has set a goal that electric vehicles will account for 50% of new car purchases by 2030. This webcast highlights the women at the forefront of reaching that goal.Watch