Michigan has received its first electric charging station as part of the ChargePoint America program. The charging station was installed at the NextEnergy headquarters in downtown Detroit at 461 Burroughs, Detroit, Michigan 48202.
The charging point will form part of a program to hook up Southern Michigan to the electric vehicle network with 5,000 charging points across America. The program is supported by GM Motors, Ford and smart America.
Senator Debbie Stabenow commented:
“Thanks to strong private-public partnerships, Michigan companies are creating jobs and leading the country in the development of electric vehicles and the advanced batteries that power them. Now Coulomb Technologies has unveiled the first of hundreds of ChargePoint America stations across the state here at NextEnergy, which was made possible by the Recovery Act. These stations will make it easier for drivers to charge their electric vehicles as we continue to build these new vehicles here in Michigan.”
Businesses and individuals are welcome to suggest new sites for charge points at the ChargePoint America website.