By: Jodie Solari
As we continue to lead Michigan’s electric vehicle transformation, we are excited to announce a new program to help current and future EV owners save money.
The Bring Your Own Charger® program rewards electric vehicle owners with a financial incentive for charging their vehicles using their own Level 2 charging equipment between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays, when energy costs are lower, and any time during weekends.
An EV driver who already has a Level 2 charging station can enjoy up to 4,600 miles* of FREE driving per year by earning $10 each month. To enroll in the program you must be a Consumers Energy residential electric customer and agree to be automatically enrolled in a residential Time of Use rate when you sign up (if you’re not already on one). Incentives are calculated monthly and paid out quarterly via PayPal, Venmo or check. It’s that easy! To learn more about the program or to enroll today visit: www.bringyourowncharger.com/consumersenergy
“Electric vehicles are coming on fast in Michigan, and Consumers Energy is committed to fueling that growth every way we can,” said Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience. “We are removing barriers to EV ownership with Bring Your Own Charger, and we’re powering the network to charge EVs, whether it’s at home or at public locations along Michigan’s roads.”
In addition to announcing the Bring Your Own Charger program, we are also celebrating National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 25-Oct. 3) with ribbon cutting ceremonies at new public EV chargers in the Lansing area and the Sunrise Side communities of Rogers City and Harrisville.
“Rogers City is grateful to Consumers Energy for the installation of extremely fast EV charging stations in the heart of our downtown,” said Rogers City Mayor Scott McLennan. “The new fast chargers make it possible for travelers to stop off and quickly charge their vehicles while also visiting our beautiful downtown.”
“Harrisville is moving into a whole new realm of tourism and commerce. Having the convenience of EV charging stations at one of the most beautiful locations within our city will help bring new visitors to our small town. New visitors will facilitate an increase in shopping and eating at our local businesses and hopefully reinvigorate the Sunrise Side,” said Jacquelyn Schwanz, Harrisville’s alderwoman in charge of green initiatives. “We are looking forward to further change and development in the realm of clean energy, making our piece of Michigan even greener.”
We will continue to power the growing demand for EVs, with plans for 200 fast-charging locations – and over 2,000 chargers at homes and businesses – across Michigan over the next three years.
Since its launch in 2019, our PowerMIDrive program has provided over 1,000 rebates for home, business and public charging stations. Those include 30 fast-charging locations that can fully power an EV battery in less than an hour. To see a map of the current fast-charging stations, click here.
*4,600 free miles based on 3 miles/kWh, at $0.078. Actual results may vary.