A multi-million dollar “Mobility Charging Hub” that will be built with $8.5 million in government funding and initially on Interstate 96 close to Redford, Michigan, is now under development. It is the truck stop of the future.
In collaboration with Daimler and DTE Energy, Michigan, which channels 30% of all truck and rail traffic from the United States to Canada, project planners expect that the facility, which will be funded by both federal and state funds, will help meet the needs of a growing fleet of commercial EV freight and passenger cars.
The chosen site is Daimler Trucks North America’s 130-acre Redford complex, which runs east-west and already has the requisite power. It’s a bustling route, with over 10,000 medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks passing through the state or crossing into Canada every day.
According to Kathryn Snorrason, interim chief mobility officer for the State of Michigan, “Michigan’s ability to maintain its global position as the world’s automotive capital depends in part on our ability to attract and keep industry, as well as move goods domestically and across our nearby active international borders.”