Many governments and utilities offer tax credits and rebates to encourage the deployment of charging infrastructure. See the list below for the currently available incentives in Michigan.
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.
The grant amount will be the lesser of 33.3 percent of the total cost or a direct match of the amount the electric utility is paying, up to $70,000, and can only be used for eligible EV charging equipment.
Any public or private organization located in Michigan, or those outside of Michigan that have demonstrated significant experience installing and maintaining electric vehicle charging stations and have a significant presence in Michigan, and are enrolled in a Utility EV program, are eligible to apply for this grant.
Eligible Site locations.
Detroit based DTE Energy now offers charger rebates through its Charging Forward program as an incentive for commercial, workplace, and residential customers to deploy charging stations throughout its service area.
Residential Smart Charger Support - Provides up to $500 rebates to support the installation of ~2,800 smart chargers, including the ChargePoint Level 2 Home EV Charger.
Charging Infrastructure Enablement - Supports the deployment of ~32 DC Fast Charger (DCFC) stations with a rebate of $20,000 per charger and ~1,000 Level 2 ports with a rebate of $2,500 per port. Also supports the charging infrastructure for electrified fleets.
The rebates are structured as follows:
DC Fast Charger (DCFC) stations receive $20,000 per charger
Level 2 stations receive $2,500 per port
Michigan utility, Consumers Energy, is offering charging station rebates through PowerMIDrive, a program to help educate the public and speed up the development of EV charging infrastructure across Michigan.
*For additional information visit https://www.consumersenergy.com/residential/programs-and-services/electric-vehicles/level-2-charging-station-rebates