Michigan Awards $1.5M to German EV Charger Developer to Build US Headquarters in Detroit

Jan. 31, 2024
By selecting Detroit, EcoG hopes to capitalize on the growth of Michigan’s e-mobility sector to serve the US with high-tech, fast-charging technology

EcoG, a German EV charging station developer, has received $1.5 million from the Michigan Business Development Program to establish its US headquarters in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.

EcoG is known for developing hardware and software solutions for interoperable EV charging stations, and the company has more than 60 global partners, including Siemens, Ford, and General Motors.

EcoG entered the European Union’s charging station market in 2022, and, since then, has managed to claim 15% of the total market.

By selecting Detroit, EcoG hopes to capitalize on its own growth and that of Michigan’s e-mobility sector to help serve the entire US with high-tech, fast-charging technology. In total, the new headquarters are projected to generate an additional $14.4 million in private investments and create 45 high-paying jobs for the local economy.

“Right now, there is an unprecedented momentum behind the EV transition in the US. EcoG’s solutions are acting as the catalyst for manufacturers in the US, making it simple to introduce American-built products into the EV charging market and transforming the EV charging landscape across the country,” said Joerg Heuer, CEO and Co-Founder of EcoG.

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Breanna Sandridge, Senior Editor

Breanna Sandridge is senior editor for EnergyTech and Microgrid Knowledge, both part of the energy group at Endeavor Business Media.

Prior to that, Breanna was managing editor for Machinery Lubrication and Reliable Plant magazines, both part of Noria Corp. She has two years experience covering the industrial sector.

She also is a 2021 graduate of Northeastern State University (Oklahoma) with a Bachelor's in English.