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Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $16 Million in Funding to Build Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across Michigan

Funding Made Possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signed into Law Last Year

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that Michigan will receive over $16 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to build public electric vehicle charging stations across the state this year. The Act was signed into law on November 15, 2021.

Surveys have shown that concern over charging station availability is one of the top reasons why people do not purchase an electric vehicle. This funding will mean Michiganders in rural areas, cities, and towns across the state will have better access to a charging station.

“There’s no doubt that the future of the auto industry is electric – and the bipartisan infrastructure law will provide needed investments to build charging stations across our state,” said Senator Peters. “I’m proud to have helped pass this legislation into law to create good-paying jobs in Michigan, shore up domestic manufacturing, and tackle the climate crisis head on.”

“Electric vehicles are a key part of our clean energy future and the best way to stop paying high gas prices. But you can’t drive one without access to convenient charging stations. This investment will help make sure we have public charging stations across Michigan so that it’s easier for people to drive the electric vehicles being made here in Michigan,” said Senator Stabenow.  

Working with Republicans and Democrats, Senators Peters and Stabenow were instrumental in passing the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Act is transformational for Michigan. It includes unprecedented funding—to rebuild our long-neglected roads and bridges, keep our drinking water safe, bring high-speed internet to unserved areas of Michigan, invest in electric vehicles, finish modernizing the Soo Locks, and make the largest single investment ever in the Great Lakes. The Act also strengthens our Buy American laws.