Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Meets With British Ambassador to Partner on Electronic Vehicle Technologies


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Sir Kim Darroch KCMG, left, British ambassador to the U.S., met with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, right, to discuss collaboration opportunities on electronic vehicle technologies.

Photo courtesy of the office of the governor

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today welcomed Sir Kim Darroch KCMG, the British ambassador to the United States, to Michigan.

The two met to discuss ways Michigan and the United Kingdom can work together to develop and promote electronic vehicle technologies.

“Michigan and the UK have a strong relationship and long tradition of cooperation in the automotive sector,” says Snyder. “I am pleased to welcome Ambassador Darroch to Michigan and to continue our collaboration when it comes to electric vehicles and new automotive technologies and standards.”

Earlier this year, Snyder signed a memorandum of understanding with Minister Richard Harrington of the House of Commons of the U.K. to forge a partnership to strengthen the production of advancements in automotive technology and mobility. Today’s meeting builds on the partnership.

“Following the memorandum of understanding signed earlier this year, the U.K. and Michigan have an even stronger working relationship promoting automotive innovation and sustainability,” says Darroch. 

“It was a pleasure to meet with Governor Snyder to discuss how we can build on the gains of the memorandum and allow for even greater collaboration between the U.K. and Michigan, particularly in electric and low-emission vehicles.”

Darroch is touring Michigan with stops in Lansing and Grand Rapids as part of a Midwest tour to facilitate ties between the U.K. and the region to promote clean energy.

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