Consumers Energy revs up electric vehicle charging in Michigan with more than 2,000 incentives

Published on July 20, 2022 by Chris Galford

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Working toward a goal of powering 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) in Michigan by 2030, Consumers Energy announced this week that it had provided more than 2,000 incentives for rollout to homes, businesses, and public locations in less than three years.

According to the energy company, the number of EVs in its territory has grown 18 percent in the first quarter of this year alone, encompassing more than 18,000 vehicles total. It also expanded its corporate reach in that area, working with 50 employers to potentially buy EVs through its PowerMIFleet program. Notably, it also deployed 36 fast chargers statewide, the use of which has increased sixfold over the last year.

“By every measurement, Michigan continues to see interest in electric vehicles accelerate,” Sarah Nielsen, Consumers Energy’s executive director for electric vehicle programs, said. “Consumers Energy is proud to power that transformation, working with drivers, business owners, and community leaders to make EV ownership convenient, affordable, and clean.”

Over the next two years, the company intends to power an additional 200 chargers.