Michigan DOT Project at Michigan Central Station & Michigan Avenue

The first public wireless Electric Road System in North America

In February 2022, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in coordination with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that Electreon had won a tender to deploy a 1 mile (1.61 km) wireless Electric Road System in downtown Detroit, Michigan as part of Michigan Central Station, a new mobility innovation hub being developed in partnership with Ford, the city of Detroit, and the state of Michigan. The project will serve as North America’s first public Electric Road System for wireless charging of electric vehicles, and will also include static (stationary) wireless charge points as well.

In addition to market entry into the U.S., the primary goals of the pilot will be to showcase the viability and effectiveness of wireless dynamic charging on public roads for multiple vehicle types and use cases in a real-world scenario – such as, but not limited to, transit buses, passenger shuttles, and last-mile delivery trucks. The pilot will also serve as a potential first step towards much larger Electric Road Systems being considered in multiple U.S. states and aims to build partnerships with U.S. based vehicle and infrastructure companies in order to serve as a blueprint for future collaboration and growth.

Project Details

  • Construction start date: 2023
  • Operation start date: 2023
  • Project status: Live
  • Application: Inter-city public road
  • Vehicle type: Electric buses, passenger shuttles, and delivery vehicles
  • Roadway length: 1 mile (1.61 km)
  • PROJECT WEBSITE MDOT: Wireless Charging Roadway Project Page

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