The Michigan Project is expected to be launched next year in Detroit at the site of Ford's central transportation innovation district, and will provide infrastructure that can wirelessly charge EVs while they are in motion or stationary.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Witmer said the wireless charging project is an important component in electrifying vehicle fleets.
"As we aim to lead the future of mobility and electrification by boosting electric vehicle production and lowering consumer costs, a wireless in-road charging system is the next piece to the puzzle for sustainability."
The midwestern state will provide $1.9 million in funding for the Michigan Project, which is being carried out in collaboration with the Ford Automotive Company, DTE, a local energy company that will provide a connection to the electricity grid for the electric road, and ROUSH CleanTech, which converts commercial vehicles into EVs, and will provide an electric truck for the project.