Consumers Energy has approved more than 125 rebates for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for drivers across Michigan.
The incentives include 92 rebates, worth $5,000 apiece, that Consumers Energy’s PowerMIDrive program is providing for chargers at workplaces and in public locations. The recipients will install the charging stations throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Public charging stations in the following counties have received the most rebates so far: Kent (11), Jackson (8), Calhoun (7), Saginaw (5), Kalamazoo (4), Muskegon (4), Charlevoix (4), Allegan (4) and Midland (3).
“We are excited to see the strong response from business owners and community leaders to meet the needs of a new wave of electric vehicles on Michigan’s roads,” says Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president for customer experience. “PowerMIDrive delivers on our triple bottom line commitment, making it easy for people to charge vehicles whenever they need, protecting the planet with zero-emissions vehicles and stimulating Michigan’s prosperity as new vehicles are sold.”
Consumers Energy has also launched a website, ConsumersEnergy.com/carcompare, to help the public compare the cost of a traditional gasoline engine to an electric version.
Consumers Energy’s PowerMIDrive Rebate Program, which began June 5, includes residential charging, public charging, and fast charging along highways and travel routes. Earlier this year, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved the $10 million program over three years.