Rogers City Celebrates Charging Stations as Electric Vehicles Continue to Rise

Electric Car Chargers keep popping up around Michigan. This time it was in Rogers City.

Consumers Energy set up at the local farmers market to celebrate the arrival of two new fast charging stations. “If you’re driving an electric vehicle, you can stop here in Rogers City, power up for half an hour, you’re fully charged and keep on going,” said Brian Wheeler, spokesperson for Consumers Energy.Electric 2

This week governor Whitmer announced she wants to advance Michigan’s electric vehicle infrastructure by adding an electric vehicle route with charging options in key tourist areas.

“This is really an exciting time for electric vehicles,” said Wheeler. “Their appeal, of course, is that they’re good for the environment. These are zero emission vehicles. Electric vehicles are being made by our own automakers here in Michigan.”

In Rogers City, Mayor Scott McLennan said they’ve already seen more electric cars coming through the area.

“We see a lot of traffic,” he said. “Electric vehicles are heading this way. They stop off–they visit and shop in the town. Yeah, it’s a big deal for us.”

Bob Tosch, a resident of Rogers City for 57 years, said he’s glad to see the charging stations arrive in his town.

“I think it’s a great thing,” he said. “It will hopefully bring people to town that want to come to Rogers City and obviously need a place to charge. They’re getting more prevalent everywhere so it’s good that we have them here.”

Consumers Energy has installed over 1,000 charging stations around the state.