Electric vehicle charging program will drive EV growth in Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

Contact: Nick Dodge, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, (517) 333-1606

LANSING – The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) today issued the following statement applauding adecision by the Michigan Public Service Commission to approve an electric vehicle charging pilot program proposed by Consumers Energy. The pilot program will provide $10 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Michigan.

“Consumers Energy’s EV pilot program will advance electric vehicle charging infrastructure and bolster Michigan’s growing advanced transportation sector,” said Laura Sherman, Vice President of Policy Development for Michigan EIBC. “Expanding access to charging stations is essential for EV growth in Michigan, and we are pleased to see that our efforts to engage stakeholders and state regulators helped result in a consensus proposal and today’s EV program approval. Michigan EIBC will to continue engaging all involved parties to develop a comprehensive strategy for greater EV adoption in Michigan.”

Michigan EIBC has been engaged in crafting a comprehensive strategy for electric vehicle adoption in Michigan, including conveningsix policy meetings with stakeholders, businesses, utility companies, state regulators and more throughout 2018.