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Optimized EV Charger Placement Plan

In 2018 the State Energy Program partnered with Michigan State University to develop a DC fast charging network for worry-free electric vehicle (EV) travel throughout Michigan by 2030 through the Optimized EV Charger Placement Plan. This Plan, driven by stakeholders, takes an analytical approach to optimizing placement of EV charging stations statewide with minimal investment cost and user delay.

Once optimal locations were identified, the State Energy Program launched Charge Up Michigan to provide funding for a statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network. The program is funded in part by Michigan’s Volkswagen settlement allocation, of which up to 15% ($9.72 million) has been dedicated for this program.

Explore below for more information on stakeholder meetings, presentations, and findings of the Optimized EV Charger Placement Plan.

Phase I: Highways - Finds optimal DC fast charger placement along Michigan highways. This phase examines the bare-bones system required to support continuous EV travel in Michigan.

Supplement I: Full Tourism Analysis - Examines DC fast charging needs to support tourism in Michigan.

Phase II: Select Cities -Focuses on DC fast charger placement in select Michigan cities. Together with Phase I, it will form a more comprehensive plan for DC fast charging placement in Michigan.