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Rogers City gets grant for electric vehicle charging stations

Submitted by on August 7, 2020 – 12:48 amNo Comment

Owners of electric vehicles will have another location in northeast Michigan to charge up, following the announcement of $1.7 million in grants for direct current fast chargers.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Charge Up Michigan Program grants will partially fund 36 EV DC fast charging stations with a total of 76 plug-in points for automobiles and light-utility vehicles.

The city of Rogers City is receiving $80,000 for two DC fast charging stations, including site preparation, equipment installation, networking fees and signage. Under the program, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Rogers City and the electric utility that serves the site will each pay about a third of the cost to install the chargers.

According to some experts, electric vehicles are expected to represent 33 percent of new vehicle sales by 2025, and 51 percent by 2030.