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The $40 million EV friendliness investment would ramp up electric vehicle adoption and industry leadership by targeting the following key categories, subject to federal guidelines:
Speed up state-led charging infrastructure buildout, which will better position the state to compete for federal infrastructure funding: Accelerate distribution of resources to local units of government and NGOs for community plug-in EV infrastructure work, including planning and demonstration projects to support EVs. Leverage allocated dollars as matching funds for future federal grant opportunities.
Create visionary programs to accelerate EV adoption, as well as spur EV innovation at Michigan testing sites: Provide resources to vulnerable communities to prepare to manage and maintain EVs and EV charging equipment. Position Michigan's testing sites, led by the American Center for Mobility, to better compete for federal grants and private sector investment.
The outcomes of this investment will be faster deployment of EV chargers, more effective test sites, more EV innovation activity and an increase in the number of EVs in Michigan relative to other states.