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Michigan — and Detroit in particular — has long been the center of U.S. automotive engineering talent, supply chain, and research and development. However, as new technologies fundamentally change the way we drive, progress toward automated, connected, electrified, and shared vehicles is creating competitive challenges and new opportunities for Michigan’s automotive industry. A transition to advanced mobility — built on an electrified-platform — is underway. Read an article by EIBC President Laura Sherman and Glenn Stevens, the Executive Director of MICHauto on the subject.
Michigan EIBC partner the Institute for Energy Innovation released a report in conjunction with the article identifying opportunities for the Whitmer Administration to move forward on vehicle electrification. In 2018, 2 million electric vehicles were sold globally; sales of electric vehicles are projected to grow to 10 million by 2025, 18 million by 2030, and 56 million by 2040. Michigan’s leading automakers have announced plans for scores of new electric vehicle models over the next five years, and tens of billions of dollars in investments. Such a transformation of the mobility landscape will reduce harmful emissions from fossil-fuels and fundamentally transform Michigan’s economy, our electric and transportation systems, and the way people live and move. Michigan has an undeniable opportunity to harness this transition and position the state as the global leader in the advanced mobility future. The Whitmer Administration should seize this opportunity and take executive actions to support electric vehicles. This document provides specific recommended actions to lay the foundation for an advanced mobility future in Michigan. Please find the report here.