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In recent years, Michigan has emerged as a frontrunner in the transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs), with various grants and initiatives aimed at supporting schools and families in adopting cleaner transportation alternatives. Companies like Hoekstra Transportation are leading the way by offering a diverse range of EVs, providing an opportunity for fleet upgrades to align with the state’s sustainable vision. Through harnessing the power of electric vehicles, Michigan not only stands to save families substantial amounts of money, but also create numerous high-paying auto jobs while safeguarding the environment for future generations.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Vision:
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s resolute vision for an electric transportation future in Michigan is best captured in her statement: “Switching to electric will save families up to $10,000 over the lifetime of the vehicle, support tens of thousands of good-paying auto jobs in Michigan and help us safeguard clean air and water for future generations.” With this foresight, the state has taken significant strides in incentivizing and supporting the adoption of electric transportation through a wide array of grants. With companies like Hoekstra Transportation offering a diverse range of EVs, Governor Whitmer’s vision becomes tangible, enabling Michigan to lead the way towards a greener future.

Governor Whitmer has recently announced a significant grant of $125M, known as the MI Clean Bus Funding, which will further accelerate Michigan’s transition to electric buses. This substantial funding will facilitate the gradual replacement of conventional buses with clean and sustainable electric alternatives.

EV Programs in MICHIGAN:

  1. Charge Up Michigan Placement Project
  2. Electrification Technology Grants
  3. Michigan’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Planning
  4. Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate – DTE Energy
  5. Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate – DTE Energy
  6. Lake Michigan Electric Vehicle (EV) Circuit
  7. Regional Electric Vehicle (REV) Midwest Plan
  8. EV Charger Funding Opportunities
  9. Fleet-efleet Charger Rebate – DTE Energy

School Bus Grants:

Recognizing the importance of clean and efficient transportation for students, Michigan offers grants specifically targeted at enabling schools to transition their bus fleets to electric power. These grants include:

  1. Michigan Clean Diesel Program (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act – DERA)
  2. EPA Clean School Bus

Commercial Bus Grants:
To encourage the electrification of commercial bus fleets, Michigan provides grants aimed at supporting businesses and organizations in adopting electric buses. Grants in this category are:

  1. Michigan Economic Development Corporation Michigan Mobility Funding Platform (MI Mobility Grant)
  2. FTA Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities FY2023 Notice of Funding (Buses & Bus Facilities)
  3. FTA Low or No Emission Vehicle Program – 5339(c) (Low-No (5339c))

Hoekstra Transportation, is proud to be at the forefront of this movement, offering a variety of electric vehicles perfectly suited for fleet upgrades. We understand the importance of aligning your business with sustainable transportation solutions, and we are here to help. Visit our website to request an EV consultation and explore the possibilities of transitioning your fleet to electric vehicles. Our team will guide you through the process, assess your specific needs, and provide tailored solutions.