Michigan Approves Electric Vehicle Charging Program
Michigan's Public Service Commission approved an electric vehicle charging program. The charging program is known as PowerMIDrive from Consumers Energy. Officials say the three-year, $10 million pilot program will help to support the state's growing electric vehicle market through new rates, rebates and customer education. The PowerMIDrive program will include a Nighttime Savers Rate to encourage drivers to charge their electric vehicles between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
According to a report from the US News, residential drivers who sign up for the nighttime rate will be offered a $500 rebate for each electric vehicle enrolled in the program. Additionally, Consumers Energy will also reportedly offer $5,000 rebates for chargers installed in public areas such as workplaces and multi-unit dwellings.