Adding to the long list of Detroit Area Clean Cities 2011 stakeholder accomplishments, the City of Auburn Hills adopted Michigan’s first electric vehicle ordinance. The ordinance will facilitate electric vehicle charging stations and applicable infrastructure planning.
Approved by City Council in July, the ordinance encourages property owners to plan and install electric vehicle supply equipment, commonly referred to as charging stations, to support widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
“After you talk to Steve Cohen [Auburn Hills Community Development Director] for a few minutes, you know that Auburn Hills is absolutely committed to support electric vehicles,” said Matt Sandstrom, Detroit Area Clean Cities coordinator and mobility division manager at Clean Energy Coalition. “Steve is determined to establish Auburn Hills as Michigan’s leader in electric vehicle community readiness as a way to support the automotive industry in Southeast Michigan.” Auburn Hills is home to Chrysler Group, Magna E-Car and ALT-E, among other automotive companies making significant investments into electric drive technology.
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Source: Clean Energy Coalition