The latest story map produced by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) provides an update on EGLE's Charge Up Michigan program that offers grants to host sites to install publicly available direct current, fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs).
Vehicle manufacturers are investing billions of dollars into developing electric vehicles. The companies foresee a future where their entire fleets -- from compact SUVs to full-size pick-ups to commercial fleet vehicles -- will be powered by batteries instead of fossil fuels. The transportation evolution means fewer air pollutants from the transportation sector, which accounted for 29 percent -- the largest portion -- of total U.S. greenhouse gases emissions nationwide in 2019.
The story map includes locations of operational fast-chargers.
Photo caption: Chevy Bolt electric vehicle using a fast-charger at Meijer in East Lansing.