Office of Future Mobility and Electrification
Securing Michigan's continued leadership in mobility and electrification
Reaffirming Michigan’s position as the global leader in producing and developing the next-generation of transportation technologies, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the formal launch of the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification in July 2020.
The office will work across state government, academia and private industry to enhance Michigan’s mobility ecosystem, including developing dynamic mobility and electrification policies and supporting the startup and scale up of emerging technologies and businesses.
Michigan's competitive advantages make the state a place where mobility solutions are born and where companies find long-term success and support.
Chief Mobility Officer, Office of Future Mobility and Electrification
We're Focused on 6 Key Areas
Increase Mobility Investment in Michigan
Generate new investment and job creation from tech companies focused on future mobility, including autonomous and electric vehicle innovation.
Expand Michigan’s Smart Infrastructure
Further develop systems for deploying autonomous and shared transportation.
Engage More Mobility Startups
Establish Michigan as a premier location for young companies to start, scale, commercialize and grow technologies redefining the movement of people and goods.
Further Enable Michigan’s Mobility Workforce
Develop and attract the skills and talent necessary to meet the changing demands of the mobility sector.
Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption in Michigan
Support the transition from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles and expand access to charging infrastructure.
Bolster Michigan’s Mobility Manufacturing Core
Protect the state’s competitiveness in electric and autonomous vehicle manufacturing and ability to move technologies into industrial scale manufacturing.
Recognizing the changing landscape for automotive manufacturing and the need for a comprehensive statewide approach, the Council on Future Mobility and Electrification will be formed within OFME. The council will draw upon expertise from several State of Michigan agencies to enhance Michigan’s mobility ecosystem.
The Michigan Department of Transportation provides expertise on developing smart infrastructure with automotive industry partners.
Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity provides expertise for attracting and developing talent in Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy provides expertise on electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation and PlanetM provide expertise on program development that supports automotive and mobility assemblers and suppliers.