Plan for U.S.-Canada EV Corridor Announced

At a press conference in Detroit on Tuesday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, along with his Canadian counterpart, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced plans for a 872-mile “binational electric vehicle corridor” that would feature EV fast chargers every 50 miles and pass through two major historic production centers for the car industry.

As Eric D. Lawrence, explains in Detroit Free Press, “Tying the corridor to current investments in electric vehicles pushed by the Biden administration, officials said the plan would boost domestic manufacturing, strengthen supply chains and provide good-paying jobs while supporting U.S. and Canadian climate and alternative energy transportation goals.”

The press conference did not reveal the timeframe for the project, which would stretch from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Quebec City. “Funding, at least in Michigan, is tied to $110 million being received through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program and the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021.”

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