LANSING, Mich : Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced thirty-two locations across Michigan have been approved as part of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s ‘Charge Up’ grants totaling $1,868,681.13 to install fast charging stations for private and commercial electric vehicles, adding 88 charging outlets along key travel routes throughout the state.
“Michigan put the world on wheels and will continue driving the world forward by leadingonmobility and electrification,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “These grants demonstrate our commitment to expanding EV infrastructure across Michigan and build on the extraordinary workand investments of our innovative industry partnersand EGLE to helpsupport drivers who make the transition to electricvehicles.”
“Adding another 88 EV chargers – with commitment from private industry, utilities and state support – builds needed infrastructure for Michigan’s mobility evolution,” EGLE Director Liesl Clark said. “It’s an exciting time for the driving public as we see auto manufacturers and utilities right here in Michigan embrace this move to a cleaner mobility technology.
The charger installations work hand-in-hand with EGLE’s support for an advanced mobility future, Catalyst Communities program to help municipalities prepare for the impacts of climate change and the Council on Climate Solutions’ work in developing the MI Healthy Climate Plan.”
Charge Up Michigan offers up to $70,000 per charging station to public or private entities in partnership with a host site and the utility that serves the area.
EGLE, the grant recipient and utility each pay a third of the cost for site preparation, charger installation, connections to the electrical power grid, signage and network fees.
Since the launch of the Charge Up Michigan program, EGLE has allocated $4,000,182.97 for chargers at 76 locations with a total of 182 charging station outlets.
Each charging station has at least two outlets, allowing multiple vehicles to charge simultaneously. More than half of the approved direct current fast charger projects have been installed and are operational, making them publicly available for EV drivers at any time.
Many of the charging stations funded by the grants announced today are expected to be operational by the end of the year:
Sunrise Stores LLC (Fort Gratiot, Smiths Creek, Capac and Kimball): 8 charging outlets, $200,000
Traverse City Light and Power, 15 outlets, $173,763.03
Red E Charging (Detroit, Waterford and Wixom): 6 outlets, $157,743.60
EV Build (City of Rogers City and Mackinaw City): 6 outlets, $125,580
City of Ann Arbor: 4 outlets, $70,000
Dean Arbour Ford (West Branch): 2 outlets, $70,000
Diatomic Energy, LLC (Belle Isle State Park, Detroit): 2 outlets, $70,000
Great Lakes Energy (Scottville): 4 outlets, $70,000
Summit Place Properties II LLC (Waterford): 4 outlets, $70,000
TNT Equipment (Sandusky): 4 outlets, $70,000
Sunrise LLC (Houghton Lake): 2 outlets, $55,750
Hawks Petroleum LLC (Howard City): 2 outlets, $53,350
Ford & Haggerty, Inc. (Canton): 2 outlets, $50,000
Lee Road, Inc. (Brighton): 2 outlets, $50,000
McNichols & Wyoming, Inc. (Detroit): 2 outlets, $50,000
Royal Gas and Oil (Farmington): 2 outlets, $50,000
Speedy Q Market (Port Huron): 2 outlets, $50,000
Sunny’s Food Mart (Pleasant Ridge): 2 outlets, $50,000
Wakeland Oil (Brighton): 2 outlets, $50,000
Washtenaw Food & Gas, Inc. (Ann Arbor): 2 outlets, $50,000
Zourob Enterprises (Romulus): 2 outlets, $50,000
J. McCormick LLC (Whitehall): 2 outlets, $49,845
Amended grants from previous rounds:
Blarney Castle Oil (Manistee and Petoskey): 4 outlets, $111,700
Meijer (Ann Arbor): 2 outlets (50 kW), $40,000
Hage Automotive (Jackson Airport): 3 outlets (50 kW), $30,679.50
“As the production and adoption of electric vehicles continues to accelerate, Michigan is not only supporting that transition to electric vehicles, we are also working to expand access to EV charging infrastructure statewide,” said Travel Pawl, Chief Mobility Office for the state of Michigan.
“These federal EV Ready corridor designations demonstrate that momentum and EGLE’s Charge Up Michigan grants remain vital to this ongoing effort as we continue to build momentum as a high tech, mobility and electrification hub here in the U.S. and beyond.”
Michigan currently offers 480 publicly accessible charging stations featuring nearly 1,400 charging outlets, in addition to 146 private charging stations throughout the state.