Luna Pier, Newport to get EV charging stations along I-75


MONROE COUNTY — More than 40 Michigan locations, including Luna Pier and Newport, will receive funds to install new electric vehicle charging stations.

The local awards are part of $23 million in funds from the Michigan Infrastructure Office in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation. More funding for EV charging will be awarded over the next five years.

Round I award selections were recently announced and include Luna Pier, which will receive $459,448, and Newport, which will receive $206,144. Both local projects will be along the I-75 coordinator.

In Luna Pier, Red E Charging LLC will install chargers at the Sunoco gas station, 4180 Luna Pier Road. In Newport, Red E Charging LLC will install chargers at the BP gas station, 8733 Swan Creek Road. Projects must be completed within five years.

Katie Maller, business development associate and marketing coordinator for EVunited, uses an app on her phone to connect her Telsa electric car to the EV charging station at Monroe County Community College. Newport and Luna Pier will soon get new EV charging stations with state funding.

“Each location has one charging station with four charging ports,” the Michigan Infrastructure Office said in a news release.

“I know that both Monroe County locations were slated to initially go from zero chargers to a minimum of four chargers,” said Tom Adamich, EV awareness coordinator for Monroe County Community College.


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