DTE Energy Touts Early Success of Charging Forward

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DTE Energy says its electric vehicle (EV) charging station program, Charging Forward, has approved 150 charger-port rebates since the program launched earlier this summer.

DTE launched the Charging Forward program to increase EV awareness while offering residential Level 2 charger rebates and public Level 2 and DC Fast Charging (DCFC) infrastructure enablement incentives to help create a charging network across Michigan. A Level 2 charger provides about 10 to 20 miles of range for an hour of charging, while a DCFC provides about 150 to 210 miles of range an hour, depending on the vehicle model and charger power level.

“DTE is pleased by the level of interest in Charging Forward from both residential and business customers,” says Camilo Serna, vice president of regulatory affairs at DTE Energy. “Supporting the deployment of charging infrastructure will help facilitate EV adoption and bring about the benefits of transportation electrification to all of Michigan’s residents.”

Approved Charging Forward rebates as of Nov. 1 include:

  • 14 $20,000 rebates for DCFCs along highways in Michigan, further expanding the EV Fast Charging network
  • 75 $2,500 rebates for Level 2 chargers in public spaces, workplaces and multi-unit dwellings
  • 61 $500 rebates for residential EV owners who installed Level 2 chargers and enrolled in a year-round time-of-use electric rate

“We decided to install the EV chargers as a direct result of the DTE Charging Forward program,” says Jeff Gosselin, property manager at Meadowbrook Medical. “We had been considering installing EV chargers in the future, but the rebate offered by DTE made the decision to do it now a no-brainer.”

To apply for the incentives or learn more about the Charging Forward program, click here.

PHOTO: ChargePoint’s Express 100 DC fast charger

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