Yesterday in Detroit, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was joined by officials from the U.S. and Canada to announce the first ever binational electric vehicle (EV) corridor that will run through Southeastern Michigan and part of Ontario, Canada.
Officials said this is the first-of-its-kind corridor to cross national boundaries. It will lead from Kalamazoo to Quebec City and will feature charging stations every 50 miles.
“The U.S. and Canada have long enjoyed a productive partnership on transportation issues and in that spirit we are proud to announce the first-ever U.S.-Canada EV Corridor,” said Buttigieg. “With historic investments in EV infrastructure from the Biden-Harris Administration and the Canadian government, we are creating a new generation of good-paying manufacturing jobs, making it possible for drivers everywhere to reap the benefits and savings of these vehicles while helping us fight climate change.”
The corridor comes as part of the U.S. and Canada's partnership on EV charging standards and the development of cross-border alternative fuel corridors.
The goal of investing in the Binational EV Corridor is to boost domestic manufacturing, strengthen supply chains, and create good paying jobs, while also supporting the U.S. goal of having 50% of all new vehicle sales be electric by 2030 and the Canadian goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
“Today's announcement of the first U.S. Binational EV Corridor is a huge step into the future of zero-emissions transportation and commerce,” said Detroit Mayor Duggan. “This corridor will carry the flow of EV traffic, trade, and manufacturing between the United States and Canada, through the Detroit's international crossing with Windsor. We owe our thanks to Sec. Buttigieg for his vision and President Biden for making this advancement possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law."