Category: Funding

Fresh Coast Maritime Challenge Launches to Support E-boat and Charging Deployments at Michigan Marinas

Michigan announced the first-ever cohort of maritime grant recipients to support the state’s Fresh Coast Corridor. Six companies will receive $506,000 in total grant funding to establish what will become an evolving network of shore-side charging facilities for clean-fueled marine vessels and electric passenger vehicles operating on the Great Lakes.

Michigan Technological University will receive $50,000 for its faculty and students to create a playbook in partnership with local utilities and marinas that will determine how far individuals can travel from their home docks, the optimal distance between charging stations, charging times and costs, as well as how much electrical energy is needed to support a specific number of chargers.