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New Electric Vehicle Charger Stations Announced

Aug 07, 2020

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced $1.7 million in grants have been awarded to partially fund 36 EV charger stations throughout the state. The EGLE Charge Up Michigan Program allows public or private entities to apply for EGLE grants of up to $70,000 per charger station. The funding is to be […]

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Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Network Proposed

Jun 28, 2019

Under a bipartisan package, Michigan would become the first in the nation to establish a statewide charging network for electric vehicles.  Legislators in both chambers, and on both sides of the aisle, came together on the package to help support the growth of electric vehicles in Michigan. The package would: Create the Electric Vehicle Council […]

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No-Fault Reforms Become Law

May 31, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation making major reforms to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system. The plan provides guaranteed rate reduction for eight years, allows drivers a choice in how much Personal Injury Protection they choose to purchase, bans the use of non-driving factors in setting rates, and sets a fee schedule for hospitals and providers […]

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Governor Announces Mobility Challenge

May 31, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new initiative to advance smart infrastructure initiatives and put the future of automotive technology on display during the 2020 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge calls upon industry innovators to propose dynamic technology deployments that embody how automated and connected vehicle technology […]

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E Pluribus Unum Nets Auto No-Fault Reform

May 29, 2019

The phrase “E Pluribus Unum” meaning out of many, one – appears on our currency, just look at the ribbon in the eagle’s beak. It also appears in the various seals of our federal officials (President and Vice President) and bodies of the government (Congress, US House & Senate, and Supreme Court). The origin of […]

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House Dems Announce Auto Insurance Reforms

May 17, 2019

The House Democratic caucus announced a plan reforming auto insurance rates they say would bring a 40% reduction to Michigan’s high rates. Named the D.R.I.V.E. (Delivering Reduced Insurance Rates and Value to Every Michigander) plan, in addition to reducing rates, it aims to increase consumer protections, and end rate-setting practices such as red-lining. Specifics of […]

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House and Senate Pass No-Fault Reforms

May 10, 2019

Michigan’s current auto insurance system would be drastically changed under legislation passed by the House and Senate this week. Though each chamber voted on their own version of the bill, which includes differences that will need to be negotiated, both versions end the current no-fault auto insurance system as we know it today. The House’s […]

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Legislators Seek to Put the Brakes on No-Fault Insurance

Mar 22, 2019

Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system would be repealed under an eight-bill package introduced in the House this week. The plan continues the mandate that all Michigan drivers have insurance, but provides more choice and flexibility by eliminating the mandate to buy unlimited medical coverage. By moving to a tort system, accident victims will have the […]

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