The number of electric vehicles travelling Michigan roads continue to increase each year. That means the demand for overnight EV charging access by residents living in multifamily housing is rising too.
To help communities offset the costs associated with installing chargers, we’re offering a rebate up to $7,500. Rebates are limited, act fast.
By Offering Convenient Overnight EV Charging You Can:
Providing convenient charging can draw EV driving travelers and residents looking for the right place to live, learn, shop, work and play.
Studies show that publicly accessible EV chargers attract new, loyal customers to local businesses and raise property values.
Having an established EV charging network will showcase your community as forward-thinking and prepared for the future.
How to Qualify
Be a Consumers Energy commercial electric or combo customer
Own or have permission to install a charger in a parking lot or curbside location
Install any UL Listed, Energy Star Certified Level 2 charger with at least two plugs, two (2) NEMA 14-50 outlets, or five (5) 120-volt outlets
Install chargers or outlets in a publicly accessible parking lot or curbside location, within one block of at least one multi-family property. Ideally within one to three blocks of multiple multifamily property locations.
Agree to separate meter and enroll on commercial time of use (TOU) electric rate
Frequently Asked Questions
Rebates are available commercial electric/combo customers in the municipality sector (e.g., cities, townships, or other community entity).
Chargers or outlets must be made publicly available for all EV drivers. With network-connected Level 2 chargers you can set per kWh pricing to help recover investment costs or establish a permit system to set a fee for non-networked charger or charging outlet use.
Participants must install a minimum of two (2) Level 2 charge ports, two (2) NEMA 14-50 outlets, or at least five (5) 20-amp 120-volt outlets or equivalent chargers to qualify for the full $7,500 rebate amount. The total rebate amount awarded may not exceed the total cost to purchase and install the chargers or outlets.
Any chargers that are UL Listed and Energy Star Certified qualify for participation in the Community Charging Center rebate program.
Community Charging Center rebates are limited to one (1) per community.
Participants must agree to separately meter the Level 2 charger or outlets and enroll on a commercial time of use (TOU) rate plan to encourage charging use to occur overnight, or outside of the “on peak” time of 2pm -7pm on weekdays.
Consumers Energy will cover the cost up to $10,000 to ensure there is adequate power supply and a dedicated electric service meter onsite for the chargers or outlets installed.
Participants must provide signage for each dedicated parking space per Level 2 charge port or outlet installed to encourage EV drivers to charge during off-peak hours and discourage vehicles that are not charging from parking in such spaces.