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Bridge Lunch Break to discuss electric vehicles’ impact on Michigan

July Bridge Lunch break graphic; showcases the headshots of Paula Gardner and Kelly House
  • Michigan’s economy and environment will be impacted by the global transition to electric vehicles
  • Lunch Break will discuss Bridge Michigan’s reporting on the transition, where the state stands amid the changes and what comes next
  • Register for this free event below

Bridge Michigan invites readers to a free Zoom discussion from noon to 1 p.m. on July 17 about the impact of the transition to electric vehicles on jobs in the state and the health of Michigan’s environment.

Michigan has a huge stake in the global electric vehicle transition, with billions invested by the state in hopes it holds onto its automotive economy, from engineering hubs to manufacturing jobs. 

EVs also promise environmental gains as climate change threatens the Great Lakes state, and potential environmental tradeoffs as a need for critical minerals drives new mining exploration in the Upper Peninsula.

Where does Michigan stand amid all the changes, including the recent slowdown in sales and adoption? 

Join Bridge Michigan Executive Editor Joel Kurth for a discussion with reporters Paula Gardner and Kelly House as we explore the EV impact in our state.


Participants can ask questions of our reporters via the Zoom chat feature throughout the event. Pull up a chair, grab your lunch and join us for this interactive discussion.

Please fill out our Lunch Break registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our reporters.

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous events have discussed spending of Michigan’s opioid settlement funds, the Democrats’ first year in the legislative majority, solutions to gun violence in Michigan, Michigan’s population crisis, youth mental health in Michigan and the legacy of the automotive industry on the state’s environment and economy.


How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour-long discussion, please complete this form. We will send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.


To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this Lunch Break series. To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Culture Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today.  

We look forward to talking with you July 17!

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