Michigan offers funds for alternative energy vehicles

April 30, 2021

Lansing — Michigan is spending $30 million to help public companies and private businesses buy low-emission freight trucks, buses, tugboats and cargo handling equipment.

Beneficiaries of the program can choose electric, alternative fuel or new diesel models, said Nick Assendelft, a public information officer for the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

The first round of funding will provide $16 million to replace outdated freight trucks and buses with new models, with an announcement of grant winners expected in June. At least half of that is earmarked for electric vehicles…