Michigan Planning Electrified Roads to Charge Moving EVs
Sept. 23, 2021—Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday announced preliminary plans to build a one-mile stretch of electrified road that would be capable of charging moving electric vehicles.
The project is part of a larger partnership between the state's transportation department and its Office of Future Mobility and Electrification to develop statewide wireless charging infrastructure, according to The Detroit News.
“Michigan was home to the first mile of paved road, and now we’re paving the way for the roads of tomorrow with innovative infrastructure that will support the economy and the environment, helping us achieve our goal of carbon neutrality by 2050,” Whitmer said in a statement.“This project reinforces my commitment to accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure in Michigan and will create new opportunities for businesses and high-tech jobs amidst the transition to electric vehicles.”
The Michigan Department of Transportation will release a request for proposals on Sept. 28.