Office of Future Mobility and Electrification

Michigan is building a stronger state economy through safer, more equitable and environmentally conscious transportation for all Michigan residents.

About OFME

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.

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Applications Now Open for the Michigan Mobility Fellows Program

The MI Mobility Fellows Program is a highly selective 15-month fellowship that seeks talent from all over the country to gain real-world experience in transportation planning and mobility innovation. This fellowship will offer participants two unique career tracks that will expose them to the public and private sectors to advance and grow mobility innovation in Michigan. The program is launching its initial cohort this year, with each track will hosting five fellows from October 2024 – December 2025.

If you are a recent grad in STEM, planning, or any field with an interest in mobility, please click on the bottom below to learn more and apply.


MI Future Mobility Plan

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. 

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Mobility Plan Vision

As detailed in the MI Future Mobility Plan, creating a stronger state economy through safer, more equitable and environmentally sound transportation for all Michigan residents requires collaboration and coordination between multiple government agencies and with numerous private and public sector partners. The MI Future Mobility Plan creates the clear goals necessary for our state to be successful and the transparency required for alignment. Click on each pillar below for more information.

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.

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Michigan Named Powerhouse for Mobility Startups

Michigan Named Powerhouse for Mobility Startups

MEDC has helped Michigan build on its automotive roots to become a hotbed for high-tech mobility startups. Its holistic ecosystem development in aligning Michigan's workforce with the demands of the state’s evolving mobility industry, earned MEDC honors in The Startup Ecosystem Stars Awards in their Top Talent & Research category (among 12 other entities). Additionally, Michigan's Office of Future Mobility and Electrification was named among 40 select organizations in the Stars Community.

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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.

2023 CFME Report Highlights Policy Changes to Help Ensure Michigan's Leadership in Global Mobility

The Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification (CFME) has released a set of key policy recommendations to help the state remain the global leader in next-generation transportation. The recommendations are featured in the council’s 2023 annual report and are designed to help achieve the goals outlined in Gov. Whitmer’s MI Future Mobility Plan, an actionable road map for Michigan to set new global standards for economic development, workforce, energy and infrastructure.


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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The State of Michigan Community EV Toolkit gives local communities and stakeholders quick access to key data and background information on EVs and EV infrastructure in Michigan


The future of the automobile industry is coming into focus and it is electric. A key part of Michigan's future plans is powering up electric vehicles.