GRAND RAPIDS – Michigan electric vehicle registrations climbed nearly 60 percent over the past year, which comes as the state is preparing to deploy tens of millions of dollars for additional charging infrastructure. 

State officials project as many as 60,000 plug-in electric vehicles to be on Michigan roads by 2024. Electric vehicle adoption is expected to grow exponentially in the following years as automakers produce more consumer and commercial fleet models. Michigan’s largest energy provider, Jackson-based Consumers Energy, anticipates 1 million electric vehicles in its Lower Peninsula service territory by 2030.

Behind the scenes, though, is a sprawling and coordinated effort by utilities, state officials and the private sector to bolster the charging station infrastructure needed to support the growth in EV adoption.

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