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Electric Vehicle Home Chargers
The fastest way to charge at home, Level 2 chargers may require installation, which is easy to set up through our in-house installation service. Other details to know about Level 2 chargers include:
Home Charger Rebates
Through our PowerMIDrive™ program, you may qualify for a rebate of $500 when you install an approved Level 2 charger at your home, or if you have already installed an approved Level 2 charger over the past year.
In addition, if you have a Level 2 home charger that’s not on the approved charging list you may qualify for our Bring Your Own Charger program where you could earn up to 2,500 miles* of free driving annually.
You can help preserve the planet. Charge your vehicle with renewable energy by participating in the Michigan Renewable Energy Credit Program.
*2,500 free miles based on 3 miles/kWh, at $0.132/kWh. Actual results will vary.
Getting Your Level 2 Charger Installed
With our in-house installation service, you’ll get to work with an EV Specialist at your side to help you with everything from choosing a charger and scheduling an installation to saving through rates and rebates.Use our Installation Service
Talk to an electrician to get an electrical assessment of your home to determine that you can support 240 volts for a Level 2 charger. If your home can support this, the electrician can install the charger.Find an Electrician
The most basic of all EV chargers, Level 1 chargers usually come free with your electric vehicle. Other details to know about Level 1 chargers include:
How to Charge with a Level 1 Charger
This is your typical outlet that you have at home to power your toaster, television and etc.
One end of your charger will plug in directly to the outlet. The other end will plug in right to your car connector port.
You’re now charging! Remember that if you’re charging from empty it may take more than 24 hours for a full charge.
Electric Vehicle Public Chargers
When you are out and about, you’ll commonly see Level 2 chargers in shopping areas, hotels and restaurants. Here are some more important details:
DC fast chargers are typically found along highways and major roads. Here are some more important details:
Commercial Charger Rebates
Through our PowerMIDrive® program, businesses may qualify for substantial rebates when they install electric vehicle chargers.
For installation of approved Level 2 public charging stations at a site location that hosts a multi-dwelling unit (such as an apartment building), businesses may be eligible for a rebate of up to $7,500. For installation at a site that is for hospitality (such as hotels, campgrounds, etc.), a rebate of up to $5,000 may be available.
For installation of approved DC fast charging stations, businesses may qualify a rebate of up to $70,000. Act fast to receive a rebate — the total number available is limited.
How to Charge in Public with a Level 2 Charger
It never hurts to keep all charging cables in your vehicle. Level 1 and 2 use different cables since they’re used for different types of outlets. Also, be sure to have your phone handy — some Level 2 chargers need an app to activate.
For Level 2 public charging, most electric vehicles will use the SAE J1772 connector, which is also called the J-Plug. Often, these connectors are hard-wired into the Level 2 public charger unit and can plug in directly to your vehicle.
After plugging in, your vehicle is charging and you can relax. If you’re shopping or grabbing a bite to eat, you can put around 20-30 miles of charge time per hour. On average, you can fully charge your EV overnight in approximately 8 hours.
How to Charge with a DC Fast Charger
Commonly, DC fast chargers are found as stations grouped together just like gas stations. The best way to find a DC fast charger is using a charging station locator either online or through an app. Note that sometimes these stations will need an app to activate.
For DC fast charging, EVs have different connectors depending on the model of the vehicle. These are known as a CCS, CHAdeMO or Tesla connector. Depending on the type of connector, there may be a separate charging port made specifically for DC or a single port that is adjusted according to what charger is being used.
DC charging is fast. From empty, DC fast chargers can take 20-40 minutes to complete to full charge. This is a great time to get a coffee or stop for a quick bite to eat.