5 Midwest States Form Electric Vehicle Pact

Governors from five Midwestern states, including four Democrats and one Republican, pledged this week to collaborate on developing an electric vehicle charging network across their region, and on other steps to support a shift towards electric-powered cars and trucks.

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin are part of the pact. It is outlined in a voluntary memorandum of understanding that cites both environmental and economic reasons for embracing the technology. The governors are calling the initiative the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition, or “REV Midwest.”