Part of FCA’s plans involve converting two Michigan-based plants into the future assembly site for the next-generation Jeep® Grand Cherokee, as well as an all-new three-row full-size Jeep SUV and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models.
Ford Motor Company and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer this month announced the expansion of two of the company’s key facilities in Wayne and Dearborn and the establishment of a new vehicle modification center. The project, supported by the Michigan Strategic Fund, will generate a total private investment of more than $1.45 billion and create 3,000 new, well-paying jobs for Michigan workers through the Good Jobs for Michigan program.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and PlanetM joined industry professionals and policymakers in Los Angeles to lead the urban mobility discussion and tout the state of Michigan’s robust mobility ecosystem at two major industry events this month, CoMotion LA and Automobility LA at the LA Auto Show.
Last week, Project Kinetic, a unique collaboration between the public, private and philanthropic sectors, launched ChargeD – the city’s first network of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in downtown Detroit’s Beacon Park. The four ChargePoint DC fast-charger stations enables Detroit residents and visitors to fast-charge their EVs while enjoying the park and learning about the benefits of EV ownership.
Transportation today already looks vastly different than it did 100 years ago, but Dataspeed, Inc. is pushing the needle further, building the future of mobility from right here in Michigan.
Michigan: Global Leader in Next-Generation Mobility
MICHauto, Michigan’s automotive and mobility cluster association, in partnership with PlanetM, published a report highlighting Michigan’s mobility ecosystem. The report details everything from the state’s pilot projects to its education pipeline, connecting the state’s robust automotive and manufacturing past to its mobility future. It also showcases how the state’s business climate has played a key role in attracting top talent as well as technology companies needed for the success of the mobility industry.
by Kurt Nagl