Critical Funding for EV Charging Included in Michigan State Budget

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

LANSING—Yesterday, the Michigan State Legislature released its annual budget, which includes $30 million for the Clean Fuel and Charging Infrastructure program.

Electrification Coalition Senior Director of Campaigns Aaron Viles responded:

“Michigan’s legislature continues to lead the way in transitioning to an electric transportation future. This budget includes critical resources to build that future, continuing significant efforts to decrease Michigan’s use of oil and increase our energy security.

“Specifically, we’re thrilled to see $30 million for the Clean Fuel and Charging Infrastructure program. This program will expand Michigan’s EV charging network, support transit and fleet electrification, and go a long way to support public-private partnerships targeting the most challenging communities to electrify: multifamily housing and communities that have historically paid the price for oil’s monopoly on our transportation system.

“Additionally, funded programs such as the Truck Stop of the Future project, the E-Bike Incentive Program, the Inductive Charging Pilot, and the Renewable Energy and Electrification Infrastructure Enhancement and Development Program will support the state’s commitment to leading the electric transportation transition.

“While we would have liked to see programs such as the Michigan Clean Fleet Incentive and EV Purchase Incentives receive funding, we’re glad to see the governor’s efforts to electrify state fleets will continue, which will position the state to ultimately save significantly on fuel and maintenance costs as agencies work to transition to 100% zero-emissions vehicles by 2040.

“The Electrification Coalition thanks the legislature for the hard work required to finalize the State’s funding and looks forward to continuing to advocate for and support Michigan’s EV leadership.”

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About the Electrification Coalition:  The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. ElectrificationCoalition.org

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.