Michigan Utility Taking Plug-In Electric Vehicle Info Directly To Customers

Michigan-based utility Consumers Energy has created a website focused on giving customers access to information about plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and related home-based charging technologies.

The utility says PEV rate information, incentives, frequently asked questions and a ‘Get Plug-in Ready’ checklist are available at the site. The Web portal also provides details behind Consumers Energy's PEV at-home charging rates and the tools needed for PEV owners to make the transition to electric-vehicle ownership. The rates, recently approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission, take effect Nov. 1.

‘Michigan, as the automotive capital of the world, will play a key role in the growth of plug-in electric vehicles,’ says Sue Swan, Consumers Energy's vice president of smart grid development. ‘Our PEV website provides a convenient, one-stop location for customers needing information to be plug-in ready.’

Consumers Energy notes that its PEV rate program includes a $2,500 incentive toward the installation of an in-home station for faster charging.

SOURCE: Consumers Energy

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