Consumers Energy says its committed to powering at least a million electric vehicles by the year 2030.
The goal would put Michigan first for the next generation of clean, zero-emissions vehicles and support the auto industry’s goal to have electric vehicles be 50 percent of new sales by 2030. Electric vehicle sales have been growing by 20 percent annually. Today there are about 12,000 registered EVs in Consumers Energy’s territory, which includes most of the Lower Peninsula except the Thumb and southeast Michigan.
Consumers offers more than 1,000 rebates for home, business and public charging stations through its Power MI Drive program, which include 30 fast-charging locations that can fully power an electric vehicle battery in less than an hour. The company plans on installing 200 fast charging locations and provide more than 2,000 chargers at homes and businesses across the state over the next three years.