Electric Vehicle Incentives
Macomb County is advancing infrastructure in southeast Michigan, and a major piece of this work is preparing for the increasing number of electric vehicles on local roadways. According to research conducted by BloombergNEF, global sales of zero emission cars are projected to rise from 4 percent of the market in 2020, to 70 percent by 2040. Creating a network of charging stations will be key to support this change.
Individuals and companies interested in this work can find assistance through the following grants, rebates and reimbursement initiatives:
- The Charge Up Michigan Program is an EV Charger Placement project that aims to build the infrastructure for DC fast charging stations in the state of Michigan to ensure feasibility of all long distance trips for electric vehicle (EV) users, within the state and also to neighboring states and Canada. To achieve this, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and partners (electric utilities and applicant) will provide funding for qualified DCFC EV charging equipment, site preparation, equipment installation, networking fees and signage. Learn more.
- DTE’s Charging Forward initiative offers rebates that fully or partially fund the EV Supply Infrastructure and Charging Stations for business and commercial electric customers. Learn more.
- Consumers Energy PowerMIDrive program is designed to increase EV charging capability and make it easier for individuals to charge their vehicle. What’s more, the program will help improve the grid and control rates for all customers. It’s a major step toward the future of our energy grid and the rapidly evolving way we travel. Learn more.
A map of available charging stations in Macomb County and beyond can be found here. Additional information on electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure is available through SEMCOG’s Electric Vehicle Resource Kit and Planning Hub.