In the fall of 2011, Clean Energy Coalition was selected by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to work with a coalition of more than 40 regional project partners to create a community-based electric vehicle infrastructure readiness plan for Michigan. The coalition of regional project partners is made up of the previously established Plug-In Electric Vehicle Taskforce (PEV Taskforce), several Michigan communities, and other relevant stakeholders around the state.
This one-year project will help identify barriers and incentives currently in place in Michigan, while working with stakeholders to help form recommendations and identify best practices to facilitate plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption regionally. The coalition will develop a prioritized list of community infrastructure planning steps, work to define and develop site selection criteria, and identify the economic and workforce development opportunities relevant to electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation and broad electric vehicle deployment. Once completed, the publicly released plan will provide technical expertise, municipal recommendations, and resources for communities throughout the state of Michigan.
After completing the report and submitting it to the DOE, Clean Energy Coalition will continue to develop, recommend and implement model regulations and incentives based on the planning guidance. In addition to maintaining a statewide accessible database of regulations and incentives by geographic region, the project will provide formal recommendations to municipalities on internal steps necessary to facilitate PEV adoption. During this project phase, Clean Energy Coalition will create and implement a statewide education and outreach plan to engage relevant stakeholders and provide information on PEVs and EVSE options locally.
For more project resources and information on the Michigan Plug-in Electric Vehicle Taskforce .
The Plug-in Ready Michigan Wiki Site is available online (secure access for designated project partners) here.