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EV charging stations
Approximately 15 electric vehicle charging sites are planned for state parks and a state fish hatchery over the next few years. As part of a partnership with Adopt a Charger and electric vehicle automaker Rivian, these EV charging stations will help encourage sustainable travel across our state and help reduce local air pollution. The EV charging stations are part of the Lake Michigan circuit of EV charging infrastructure, and are free to use.
EV charging stations are currently installed at:
- Holland State Park (Ottawa County)
The tentative list of installations for 2022 include:
- Grand Haven State Park (Ottawa County)
- Hoffmaster State Park (Muskegon County)
- Interlochen State Park (Grand Traverse County)
- Leelanau State Park (Leelanau County)
- Ludington State Park (Mason County)
- Mears State Park (Oceana County)
- Orchard Beach State Park (Manistee County)
- Petoskey State Park (Emmet County)
- Warren Dunes State Park (Berrien County)
- Wilderness State Park (Emmet County)
- Young State Park (Charlevoix County)
- Oden State Fish Hatchery in Emmet County
Installations are anticipated in subsequent years at:
- Palms Book State Park (Schoolcraft County)
- Fayette Historic State Park (Delta County)
* The rollout is being done in phases. State parks in the Upper Peninsula are scheduled to be part of the second phase, targeted to take place next year.
Rivian, an electric vehicle maker and automotive technology company, will provide an open-network, Level 2 Rivian Waypoints chargers at no cost to the state or taxpayers. Adopt a Charger, a nonprofit organization, will provide technical, marketing and sponsorship support for the operation of the chargers. ITC, an electric transmission company, will provide the funding for the electrical use. Consumers Energy, through the Power MI Drive program, is providing the funds to pay for upgrades to the electrical systems at state parks necessary for charger installation.