The next round of grants from the state’s Volkswagen emissions-cheating settlement includes new criteria to award charging with local clean energy.
Legislative politics, industry influence, and financial pressures from an aging bus fleet helped shape spending.
After a three-year political struggle over spending authority, state lawmakers approved a plan with little fanfare.
A political dispute has prevented the Tar Heel State from awarding any funds from its Volkswagen settlement share.
Michigan has the potential to be the center of a 21st century automotive industry powered by electricity, writes Laura Sherman of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council.