DTE Energy Subsidizing Purchase And Installation Of Charging Stations


Detroit-based utility DTE Energy is instituting a program whereby the first 2,500 of its customers who sign up for a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging plan between now and December 2013 will receive up to $2,500 toward the cost of purchasing and installing a 240 V charging station.

DTE Energy's electric-vehicle rate is a separately metered time-of-day rate that offers lower prices for energy used between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. A pilot program that allows PEV drivers to charge their vehicles at any time for a flat rate of $40 per month is also available for up to 250 customers, the utility says.

‘The question isn't, 'Where can I recharge my PEV?'…It's now right there in your garage,’ says Trevor Lauer, DTE Energy's vice president of marketing and renewables.


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