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Insights and tips from remarkable women leaders and innovators - from business, policy, science, the arts - who are transforming our world - Energy and sustainability - Career advice too.

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Jan 30, 2024

We start to look at the advantages of the technology, and we start to really focus in on where can we go forward? What are the things we're doing and how do we get there collectively so that it is the industry, and the infrastructure side actually coming together and making those choices and implementing these safety features or implementing these (technologies)… There's no one right solution…It's collaboration and it will always have to be.” Michele Mueller on Electric Ladies Podcast

There’s a reason automakers are calling themselves “mobility” companies today, not just automakers. It’s because technology is such a dominant piece of the vehicle and transportation sector writ large. How do these technologies change our daily routines?

Listen to this fascinating interview on Electric Ladies Podcast with Michele Mueller, Manager of Connected, Automated and Electrification at the Michigan Department of Transportation, in the heart of the auto sector.

You’ll hear:

  • How new technologies are transforming vehicles, not just electrifying them, and turning them into more than transportation.
  • How the Michigan DOT is staying in touch with communities across the state, to ensure they meet their needs, including underserved populations.
  • How the Michigan DOT is collaborating with the auto industry, including automakers, suppliers, entrepreneurs and regulators to balance all interests but putting the traveling public first.
  • How the Michigan DOT is innovating and testing new technologies, including updating their infrastructure with the new federal funding (Infrastructure Investment Act, Inflation Reduction Act)
  • Plus, insightful career advice

One is, I would say do something you enjoy doing. Find your passion. I found my passion and even on a bad day, it's a good day, right? I get up in the morning, I get excited to do and to achieve what I've set forward. I think the other thing is, don't expect to change the world tomorrow, right? It takes time. It's taken me a very long time. It still takes me every day to look at things. Things aren't going to change overnight, and some things may require a little more energy and a little more pushing and challenging of yourself and others to actually get to achieve that.”

Michele Mueller on Electric Ladies podcast


You’ll also want to listen to: (some might be recorded under our previous name, Green Connections Radio)

  • Tiya Gordon, Cofounder and COO, itsElectric urban EV charging systems
  • Linda Zhang, Chief Engineer, Ford F160 Lightning EV
  • Suzy Deering, Chief Marketing Officer of Ford – on bringing change to a legacy industry as an outsider.
  • Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Assn. – on financial benefits for buying EVs in the new legislation, and EVs coming to market soon
  • Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer of General Motors
  • Neha Palmer, Founder/CEO of TeraWatt Infrastructure on charging for EV trucks

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