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Optimized EV Charger Placement Plan

In 2018, EGLE partnered with Michigan State University to develop an Optimized Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Placement Plan to guide the strategic deployment of DC fast chargers that can support worry-free EV travel throughout Michigan by 2030. This Plan, driven by stakeholders, takes an analytical approach to optimizing placement of EV charging stations statewide with minimal investment cost and user delay.

Stakeholder Engagement

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

Phase I: Highways

Phase I identities optimal DC fast charger placement along Michigan highways. This phase examines the bare-bones system required to support inter-city EV travel in Michigan.

Audience

Date

Documentation

General

03/14/18

General Presentation 3/14/18

General

06/14/18

General Presentation 6/14/18

Autos

06/26/18

Autos Presentation 6/26/18

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

07/16/18

MEDC Presentation 7/16/18

Utilities

07/18/18

Utilities Presentation 7/18/18

Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) & Meijer

07/23/18

MPSC & Meijer Presentation 7/13/18

EV Drivers

09/13/18

EV Drivers Presentation 9/13/18

Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (MiEIBC)

12/19/18

MiEIBC Presentation 12/19/18

Supplement I: Full Tourism Analysis

Supplemental I examines DC fast charging needs to support tourism in Michigan. This supplement builds from the Phase I analysis. 

Phase II: Select Cities

Phase II focuses on DC fast charger placement in select Michigan cities. This phase examines the bare-bones system required to support intra-city EV travel in 9 urban cities in Michigan.

Audience

Date

Documentation

Communities

12/19/18

Communities Presentation 12/19/18

City of Detroit

10/15/19

Detroit Presentation 10/15/19

City of Ann Arbor

10/17/19

Ann Arbor Presentation 10/17/19

City of Grand Rapids

11/18/19

Grand Rapids Presentation 11/18/19

Lansing Board of Water & Light

01/07/20

Lansing BWL Presentation 1/7/20

Accompanying Program 

With guidance from the Optimized EV Charger Placement Plan, EGE launched Charge Up Michigan to provide funding to support the build-out of a fast charging network along highway corridors. This program is funded by Michigan’s Volkswagen Mitigation Settlement allocation, of which up to 15% ($9.72 million) has been dedicated to Charge Up Michigan.