Detroit 2030 District Launches Innovative Program to Advance Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Detroit

DETROIT, Dec. 7, 2023 ~ The Detroit 2030 District is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking program to assist its building members with installing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. This initiative marks a significant step forward in reducing carbon emissions in the city.

The District has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, NextEnergy, Powering Michigan, Michigan Clean Cities and DTE Energy to bring this program to its members. Justine Johnson, Chief Mobility Officer at the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification said, "Leading the future of mobility takes a collaborative approach, and we are proud to partner with the Detroit 2030 District on their initiative to improve EV infrastructure and accessibility in Detroit. This program supports our collective efforts to address challenges and ensure Michigan continues to be a leader in mobility solutions."

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Jennifer Mefford, Director of Business Development at Powering Michigan added, "The Powering Michigan team of NECA Contractors and IBEW Local 58 electricians are pleased to be the installation partners for this innovative program. As leaders in the EV installation space, the Powering Michigan team looks forward to supporting building owners with expertise and providing meaningful career exploration opportunities."

Connie Lilley, Executive Director of The District said that they are committed to reducing carbon emissions in Detroit and this program will allow them to assist their building members in navigating the process of installing an EV charging station at their building. She added that "the process can be daunting, and this program allows our members to apply for financial and installation assistance to make it easier and more affordable."

The District is a program aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the city with over 480 buildings enrolled. It offers its members free education and resources as well as assistance with benchmarking their buildings so they can track energy consumption.

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