Indiana Partners With Neighbors to Support EV Infrastructure
The state of Indiana is partnering with neighboring Midwest states to coordinate charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Governor Eric Holcomb has joined the governors from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to sign the Regional Electric Vehicle for the Midwest Memorandum of Understanding. The governor’s office says the MOU signals a collective effort to accelerate vehicle electrification in the Midwest.
“As the Crossroads of America, transportation plays a vital role in Indiana’s economic success and continued growth,” said Holcomb. “I’m proud to partner with our neighboring states to put the Midwest region on the leading edge of providing the charging infrastructure needed to futureproof our transportation network and meet the demand as rapid adoption of electric vehicles continues.”
The partners say REV Midwest will provide the foundation for cooperation on fleet electrification along key commercial corridors. It will also help the five-state region to compete for private investment and federal funding more effectively for vehicle electrification.
The network says it will initially focus on interstate and regionally significant commercial corridors. It will put special emphasis on building standardized EV infrastructure to support electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles.