Governors from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota – four Democrats and one Republican – have partnered to develop an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure network across the region. The goal of the initiative, known as the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition, or "REV Midwest," is to accelerate vehicle electrification in the Midwest.
The governors cited environmental and economic reasons for embracing electric vehicles and outlined the steps to support a shift towards electric-powered cars and trucks in a memorandum of understanding
. These efforts will help ensure the region can effectively compete for private investment and federal EV infrastructure funding.
"We shouldn't have to choose between building a cleaner, more equitable state and economic development—and thankfully, vehicle electrification is an area where we can do both," said Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. "This regional partnership [is] critical for addressing emissions from the transportation sector, ensuring folks in every community have cleaner air to breathe, and creating jobs to meet our future workforce needs."