Michigan will look to address the question of the state’s EV charging infrastructure during a public conference set for this summer.
The Detroit Free Press reports The Michigan Public Service Commission has decided to hold the conference this August “to study future regulatory and infrastructure issues as demand grows for electric and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.”
Advocates in the state look forward to the commission seriously looking into expanding public charging networks, but the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and private company, ChargePoint, expressed concerns. Specifically, they’re concerned about charging rates and competition in the market.
However, this will all be addressed during the conference, set to take place on August 9, 2017. The goal of the conference is to address “the potential and challenges of public and private charging stations statewide” and see what homes and businesses need to access alternative fuels.
Michigan has also made headway into autonomous vehicles, too. The state recently signed legislation to allow driverless vehicles to test on public roads, making it one of the first states to do so.