Consumers Energy aims to fast-track Michigan’s EV transition

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Consumers Energy’s new PowerMIFleet program will focus on Michigan businesses, offering expertise and $3 million in rebates for charging locations throughout the state. Courtesy Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy is offering more electric vehicle rebates in a new program to help businesses statewide transition to carbon-free electric vehicles.

Consumers Energy’s new PowerMIFleet program will focus on Michigan businesses, offering expertise and $3 million in rebates for charging locations throughout the state.

“Michigan was the birthplace of the American auto industry. Now, we are the center of the industry’s clean energy revolution,” said Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president for customer experience. “With PowerMIFleet, we at Consumers Energy are taking our success with EVs to the next level, making it easier for other businesses to join us on this Clean Energy journey.”

Through PowerMIFleet, Consumers Energy will provide expertise and consultation services to Michigan businesses, governments and school systems that are looking to electrify their vehicle fleets and charge overnight through cost-saving use rates.

Consumers Energy is launching PowerMIFleet to build on its existing electric vehicle program, PowerMIDrive, which made EV cost savings by providing time-of-use rates for EV drivers and over 800 rebates for home, business and public-charging stations in the last two years.

Businesses and eligible groups can learn more here.

“Consumers Energy will connect Michigan businesses, local governments and school bus fleets with the planning resources, expert guidance and financial incentives to easily and cost-effectively transition to electric vehicles,” Youngdahl Snyder said.

Through all of Consumers Energy’s vehicle programs, the utility plans to help power 200 fast-charging locations — and over 2,000 chargers at homes and businesses — over the next three years in Michigan. Those chargers will be powered by an electric grid that is moving toward being carbon neutral. Consumers Energy’s Clean Energy Plan calls for eliminating coal, eliminating energy waste and adding more renewable energy sources.

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