Michigan to Receive $16 Million to Build Electric Vehicle Stations

As electric cars become more popular, it could soon be easier to drive and charge electric cars in Michigan.

This year, Michigan will get $16 million to build electric vehicle charging stations across the state.

The money comes from the federal bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Betten Baker Chevrolet Buick of Cadillac says this will be a game-changer to get more people driving electric cars, especially in northern Michigan.

“The biggest problem is range anxiety, and that’s when people are afraid to drive because they might run out of battery. That’s becoming less of a problem with more infrastructure, more charging stations, it’s easier to find someplace to charge,” said Jeff Sapilewski, Sales and Leasing Professional at Betten Baker Chevrolet Buick of Cadillac. “The faster charge times such as DC fast charging, where you can put 100 miles in the range of a vehicle in a short amount of time, approximately 30 minutes.”

The types of electric cars also continue to expand, with Chevy offering their Volt, Bolt, and an All-Electric Silverado in 2023.