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.
- Presentation PowerPoint
- Final Report - EV Charger Placement Optimization in Michigan: Phase I Highways
- Stakeholder Meetings
Audience Date Documentation General 03/14/18 PowerPoint General 06/14/18 PowerPoint Autos 06/26/18 PowerPoint MEDC 07/16/18 PowerPoint Utilities 07/18/18 PowerPoint MPSC & Meijer 07/23/18 PowerPoint EV Drivers 09/13/18 PowerPoint
- Final Report - EV Charger Placement Optimization in Michigan: Phase I, Supplement I: Full Tourism Analysis
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.
- Final Report - EV Charger Placement Optimization in Michigan: Phase II - Urban
- EV Placement Optimization in Michigan: Phase II - Urban, City Planners Guide