Friday, October 1, 2021

Five Midwest States To Collaborate On Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Five Midwest States, announced Thursday, that they will work together to Increase the Deployment of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

A Memorandum-of-Understanding signed by the Governors of: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, says the States will Form the, Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition, or "REV Midwest".

The State Leaders said in a Statement, that the Agreement is aimed at "competitively" positioning the Region for Federal Funding opportunities and that the ultimate Goal is to Add Jobs, Lower Emissions, and Improve Public Health.

"Today's REV Midwest partnership is a bipartisan effort to build the future of mobility and electrification and connect our communities," said Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), in a Statement.

"Our partnership will enable the Midwest to lead on electric vehicle adoption, reduce carbon emissions, spur innovation, and create good-paying jobs," she added.

The Governors First Goal is to Focus on "interstate and regionally significant commercial corridors."

Indiana is the Only State, in the Group, with a GOP Governor.

The effort comes amid Congressional efforts to bolster Electric Vehicle Charging.

The Senate-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, that's awaiting a Final Vote in the House, includes $7.5 Billion for Electric Vehicle Charging, as well as $5 Billion that would be Distributed to States to Spend on Electric Vehicle Charging.

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