Twenty-five new electric vehicle charging locations coming to Michigan will be in communities we serve — another jolt that will continue fueling the huge growth in public EV charging we are powering this decade.

Over 40 fast-charging locations from Traverse City to Flint to Jackson were picked this month to receive close to $23 million in federal dollars. We will power 25 of them, adding to the 54 fast-charging and over 230 other public locations we already helped install.

“Consumers Energy is powering Michigan’s electric vehicle transformation by offering solutions that make EV driving convenient and affordable,” said Lauren Snyder, vice president of customer experience. “Our support for public charging is improving the EV driving experience, giving people confidence they can power up quickly and affordably anytime they hit the road in Michigan.”

In the last four years, the number of public charging locations statewide has more than tripled, according to the Alternative Fuels Data Center.

We provide rebates for public charging through our PowerMIDrive program, part of our commitment to meeting EV drivers’ needs. Electric vehicle sales continue to accelerate in Michigan. Today we are powering over 31,000 EVs, a number that has grown 23% from just a year ago.

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Last year, we also kicked off an effort to promote EV charging for community and multifamily locations, meeting the needs of drivers who don’t have their own house or driveway. We are also working with school districts and have pledged to provide electric vehicles to seven service organizations to help ensure Michigan’s EV transformation is fair and equitable for everyone.

In all, we have provided incentives for over 5,600 EV chargers for homes, businesses and along roads across the Lower Peninsula.

“Despite what some pundits may claim, more and more electric vehicles are continuing to show up on Michigan roads,” Snyder said. “Consumers Energy has an important role to safely and reliably charge EVs in our communities. We’re making sure Michigan – the birthplace of America’s auto industry – is in the driver’s seat for the next generation of clean, zero-emissions vehicles.”