Electric Vehicle Center

Driving EV Tech & Talent 

At the University of Michigan’s new Electric Vehicle Center (EVC), we educate, innovate and engage to accelerate the future of electric mobility.

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A brief overview of the new U-M Electric Vehicle Center.
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We support research and development of innovative Technology through public-private partnerships. The center is working with industry to develop a technology roadmap.

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Our Education programs will target both current and future generations of mobility workers with educational offerings at U-M and other institutions across the state.


Our Workforce Development efforts are igniting an industry-inspired, multi-faceted talent network, including a focus on Michigan’s underserved populations.

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A new training and R&D facility, including an upgraded Battery Lab, will support both hands-on education and research into next-gen technologies. 

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U-M Battery Lab

Established in 2015 as the nation’s first university-based pilot line, the U-M Battery Lab is a full-service battery cell fabrication and testing facility open to any academic or industry user. It is being expanded through the EV Center.

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Close up of blue and silver batteries with U-M Battery Lab logos on them.
Man in gloves operating a machine in the battery lab.