Mustang Mach-E first EV to pass Michigan State Police tests

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The Ford Pro all-electric police pilot vehicle based on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV has become the first all-electric vehicle to pass the rigorous Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation. Michigan State Police will publish results for vehicles tested on its website later in the fall.

Ford submits all-electric police pilot vehicle for Michigan State Police testing

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As part of its more than $30-billion investment in electrification through 2025, Ford is exploring all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles.


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Michigan announces wireless charging pilot, state-funded EV charging network

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Over the past decade, Michigan, the traditional home of the U.S. Last week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Witmer introduced two projects that could go a long way to turn that impression around: one involving.

University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for Li-metal, solid-state batteries

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In a perspective piece in the journal Joule , researchers at the University of Michigan lay out the main questions facing lithium-metal, solid-state batteries.

Ford Mustang Mach-E passes Michigan State Police test


Ford Mustang Mach-E, or rather the ‘Ford Pro all-electric police pilot vehicle’ based on the Mach-e, has passed the Michigan State Police test. more… The post Ford Mustang Mach-E passes Michigan State Police test appeared first on Electrek.

In Pursuit of 0 Emissions, Ford Submits All-Electric Police Pilot Vehicle for Michigan State Police testing

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The post In Pursuit of 0 Emissions, Ford Submits All-Electric Police Pilot Vehicle for Michigan State Police testing appeared first on EV Obsession. 100% Electric Vehicles Electric Vehicles Ford EV Michigan Police EVSDEARBORN, Mich.,

Michigan EGLE awards $1.7 million for 36 EV fast charger stations

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Drivers of electric vehicles will have more locations to recharge their vehicle’s batteries as they travel across Michigan through $1.7 million ($1,683,297.84) in grants announced by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for direct current fast chargers (DCFC) along well-traveled routes. million allocated to Michigan from the Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement.

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Ford to produce 50,000 Airon ventilators in Michigan in next 100 days; partnering with GE Healthcare

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Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing in Michigan the Airon pNeuton model A ventilator with the goal to produce 50,000 of the needed units within 100 days and up to 30,000 a month thereafter as needed.

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GM, University of Michigan show automated safety features preventing crashes

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General Motors partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes.

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Michigan, Cavnue to create corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles between Ann Arbor and Detroit

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an initiative to develop a first-of-its-kind corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) designed to improve transportation for communities in Southeast Michigan.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Tests


Ford Mustang Mach-E became the first BEV to pass the rigorous Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation

New University of Michigan Study: Electric Vehicle Charging Methods Can Impact Emissions

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The post New University of Michigan Study: Electric Vehicle Charging Methods Can Impact Emissions appeared first on EV Obsession. Batteries EV Charging Stations Specific Technologies electric vehicle charging The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) University of Michigan Study

Michigan schools select Proterra powered electric school buses and charging systems for 5y pilot

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In Michigan, Ann Arbor and Roseville public schools have selected the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology ( earlier post ) and the Proterra 60kW charging system for a five-year pilot program, in partnership with DTE Energy and Hoekstra Transportation. Ann Arbor and Roseville will share their findings on pupil transportation with the electric school buses with the Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation.

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GM goes all-in on EV battery development with new Michigan facility


The legacy automaker announced today that it would be building a new battery cell research and innovation facility, known as the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, in Warren, Michigan. General Motors is going all-in on its electric vehicle investment.

Rivian, Volvo, and 56 others urge Michigan governor to support electric trucks and buses


The Electrification Coalition delivered a letter to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Wednesday, backed by 58 businesses , including Rivian, Volvo, EVgo, and Arrival , to name a few.

Biden pitches $174B electric vehicle plan at Ford in Michigan


US President Joe Biden is making the case for his electric vehicle plan today during a visit to a Ford Motor electric vehicle plant in Dearborn, Michigan, this afternoon. more… The post Biden pitches $174B electric vehicle plan at Ford in Michigan appeared first on Electrek.

Toyota Research Institute constructing automated vehicle test facility in Michigan

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Construction permits were filed this week to transform an approximately 60-acre site at Michigan Technical Resource Park (MITRP) in Ottawa Lake. This new site expands TRI’s closed-course testing capabilities, adding to partnerships with GoMentum Station in California, and Mcity and the American Center for Mobility in Michigan. Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology.

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SK Siltron CSS to invest $300M in new Michigan plant for silicon carbide wafers for EV power systems

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The expansion will more than double the company’s Michigan employee base and add a new site in Bay City, Mich., SK Siltron, a global maker of semiconductor wafers based in South Korea, acquired the Michigan silicon carbide wafer business in 2019 and established SK Siltron CSS as a US subsidiary. Since then, SK Siltron CSS has doubled its employee base in Michigan, currently employing approximately 130 skilled workers and professional engineers.

FTC Calls Michigan's Tesla Ban 'Protectionism' For Dealers

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The electric-car maker lost a round in Michigan last fall, but now a government agency has weighed in on Michigan's revision to its franchise law. Politics sales dealers Michigan Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships state lawsTesla Motors has had varied success in its efforts to fight state laws making its direct online-sales model illegal.

Michigan says selling Tesla electric cars in state is illegal, again

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Tesla Motors has, once again, been blocked from selling its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan. Over the past couple of years, Tesla has been engaged in a battle with Michigan's franchised car dealers who—like dealers in several other states—view Tesla's direct-sales model as a threat. dealers Michigan Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships

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Rivian expands testing of its electric Amazon delivery vans to Michigan


Rivian’s Amazon delivery van was spotted in Michigan, adding Detroit to one of the few cities the electric vehicle has been sighted and is undergoing testing. The post Rivian expands testing of its electric Amazon delivery vans to Michigan appeared first on TESLARATI.

Michigan utility cancels electric-car charging stations after opposition

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But plans for such a network in Michigan recently hit a roadblock. Michigan electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure ChargePoint NetworkIn multiple states, electric utilities are beginning to establish networks of electric-car charging stations. Last week, local utility Consumers Energy withdrew its request to install public electric-car charging stations at an estimated cost of $15 million. DON'T MISS: California.

Tesla takes it to Michigan, opens gallery in state that bans sales of its electric cars

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Tesla Motors is not legally allowed to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, thanks to subtle changes made two years ago to the state's franchise laws. dealers Michigan Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealershipsBut Tesla now has one store in the home state of the Detroit Three automakers. However, that location is only a "gallery" where consumers can look at cars, but can't buy. CHECK.

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Inline-6 turbodiesel in 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup to be built in Michigan

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During the new truck's launch at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GM product chief Mark Reuss hinted at a future announcement regarding the next-generation truck and the Michigan city of Flint, where it. Manufacturing Diesels Michigan TurbodieselsThe forthcoming diesel-powered 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will, without a doubt, thump with the Heartbeat of America.

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Tesla sues Michigan over ban on direct sales of its electric cars

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Earlier this month, an application for a dealer license submitted by Tesla Motors was denied by the state of Michigan. sales dealers Michigan Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships state lawsIt was the final decision in a process that kicked off in October 2014. That was when a last-minute wording change in state franchise law foreclosed the electric-car maker's ability to sell cars directly to buyers, its business.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E passes Michigan State Police standards, fleet inclusion to be determined


The Ford Mustang Mach-E all-electric vehicle became the first EV to pass the rigorous testing standards set by the Michigan State Police to have a vehicle be considered for inclusion in its fleet. Two Mach-Es have already been included in the Ann Arbor Police Department in Michigan.

GM to start autonomous vehicle manufacturing and testing in Michigan

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On the heels of the signing of the SAVE Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan ( earlier post ), General Motors will immediately begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. Testing is already underway on GM’s Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan, and with the passage of the SAVE Act legislation will now expand to public roads on the facility’s outskirts.

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University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

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a team of students from the University of Michigan beat 23. Michigan Students solarOther than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. But every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students. In the U.S.,

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Michigan State partners with ExxonMobil to advance algae biofuels

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A new $1-million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels. We are looking forward to working with Michigan State University on this project.

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French electric autonomous vehicle maker NAVYA to build 1st US assembly plant in Michigan; partnership with U Michigan

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NAVYA, a pioneer in developing and manufacturing autonomous vehicles, will establish its first assembly plant outside of Europe in Southeast Michigan. Beginning last year, the French company partnered with Mcity, a public-private partnership led by the University of Michigan to accelerate advanced mobility vehicles and technologies, to bring the NAVYA ARMA, a 100% driverless, completely electric, Level 5 autonomous shuttle vehicle to Mcity. In 2016, Michigan Gov.

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Tesla Doubles Down On Fight For Direct Sales In Michigan, Detroit Three's Home Turf

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Last October, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill prohibiting carmakers from selling vehicles directly to customers in the state. The legislation came after fierce campaigning by Michigan's franchised auto. Green Michigan Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships plug-in cars sales state lawsTesla Motors can't sell its electric cars in the home state of the Detroit Three automakers, but it's long wanted to change that.

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Tesla wins Michigan court fight to get e-mails by lobbyist, lawmaker

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As a Tesla lawsuit over the state of Michigan's dealership franchise law grinds on, the Silicon Valley automaker scored a recent legal victory. A federal magistrate has ordered two Michigan lawmakers to turn over their communications to the company's lawyers, including emails they sent to lobbyist groups. Politics Michigan lawsuit Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Ford first to test autonomous vehicle at U Michigan Mcity

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Ford is the first automaker to test autonomous vehicles at Mcity—the full-scale simulated real-world urban environment at the University of Michigan. —Ryan Eustice, University of Michigan associate professor and principal investigator in Ford’s research collaboration with the university. Along with testing at Mcity and on public roads, Ford’s autonomous fleet has been put through the paces at the company’s vehicle development facilities in Dearborn and Romeo, Michigan.

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Michigan representative: roll fuel economy rules back to 'reasonable' level

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emissions Michigan CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyRight now, the debate over the future of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards is in full swing. Today, they call for a fleet average of 54.5 mpg (or about 38 mpg on window stickers) by 2025 for vehicles sold in the U.S. But many within the auto industry—and those sympathetic to it—would like to see those standards rolled.

Electric Ford F-150 pickup confirmed for Michigan assembly, likely for 2021

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plants and, as was reported then, included plans to keep high-visibility electrification plans for the F-150 in Michigan. Tuesday, Ford made good on that plan for its Michigan plants, confirming

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Michigan governor signs legislation package allowing operation of autonomous vehicles on state roadways; enabling platooning

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of legislation putting autonomous vehicles onto Michigan’s roads. The core is Senate Bill 995 , which allows operation of autonomous vehicles on Michigan roads where before only testing of these vehicles by manufacturers was permitted. All safety requirements that pertain to the testing of autonomous vehicles will apply to autonomous vehicle operation.

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Tesla Owners Take Protest To Michigan; Dealer-Backed State Ban Targeted

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Green Michigan Politics Tesla Motors dealers plug-in cars sales state lawsTesla Motors' direct sales business model has met considerable opposition from auto-dealer associations in several states. Lobbying efforts have ensured that there are some states where it's illegal for the company to sell you a Tesla Model S electric car. Yet while Tesla has its detractors, often found among lobbyists for auto dealers, it also.

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New GM Battery Plant In Michigan Tipped To Lower EV Costs


The Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center will accelerate the development and commercialization of longer range, cheaper batteries

Could Tennessee top Michigan in U.S. electric-car production (if not California)?

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Tesla builds its three different electric models in Fremont, California; the new 2018 Nissan Leaf has just gone into production in Smyrna, Tennessee; and the Chevrolet Bolt EV is built at the Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan. Michigan chattanooga California Fremont assembly plug-in cars Tennessee Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants SmyrnaToday, battery-electric cars are built in volume at only three locations across the entire United States.

Michigan socks hybrid owners with new fees—that don't apply to most hybrids

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The state of Michigan, to help pay for road repairs, decided more than a year ago to hit owners of hybrids and electric cars with additional fees starting this January 1—on top of higher registration rates for all cars. Michigan taxes Gas Tax registration state laws

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Tesla Model 3 won't be delivered in Michigan to buyers; lawsuit grinds on

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An ongoing lawsuit continues to complicate life for potential buyers of the Tesla Model 3, and the automaker's other electric cars, who live in Michigan. Michigan lawsuit Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Tesla and the state remain locked in a legal battle over the state's franchise law, which requires automakers to sell vehicles only via an independently owned and franchised dealership.

GM adds 3 acres of solar arrays in Michigan

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General Motors is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. A 516 kW installation at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Michigan’s largest ground-mount solar array. The company’s processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will feature 150 kW ground-mount solar arrays expected to generate a combined 400,000 kWh of renewable energy per year to the facilities’ grids.

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Does Michigan hate electric cars? Buyers, drivers challenged by myriad factors

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That appears to be particularly the case in Michigan, home to the three largest U.S. CHECK OUT: Michigan Gov Snyder Signs 'Corrupt Politics At Its. Michigan plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws charging infrastructure Charging stationsAs Kermit the Frog sang, sometimes it's not easy being green. automakers. The Great Lakes State is a global hub of automotive technology, the bulk of it centered around internal-combustion engines.