By: Brian Wheeler
If you’re planning a road trip across Michigan in your electric vehicle (EV), you can count on us to power your drive with nearly 40 fast charging stations spanning 250 miles from Jackson to Mackinaw City. We plan for that number to increase to 200 by 2024.
“The heart of our country’s auto industry is right here in Michigan, and Consumers Energy is excited to help our state lead the way into a clean automotive future,” said Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, vice president of customer experience. “Fast charging means EV owners can power their vehicles wherever they travel across Michigan, and their options are growing by the day.”
Our PowerMIDrive program has provided over 3,000 incentives for home, business and public charging stations that make electric vehicle ownership convenient and affordable. Those rebates include everything from fast charging locations along highways to the charger in your driveway that sends you out the door every day with a fully powered vehicle. Learn more at ConsumersEnergy.com/PowerMIDrive.
Charging Station Fast Facts:
- Open to the public (Tesla owners use their own plug adapter.)
- Can fully power a vehicle’s battery in a half hour or less.
- Site hosts may bill users for charging.
- Currently supporting ChargePoint & Enel X networks; expanding to others in the future.
What about cross-country traveling? We’re helping power that too! We are part of a national coalition that is committed to long-range EV charging. Electric vehicle owners will have the fast-charging network to fully power their drive across the country. The number of EV drivers who will use that network keeps growing, with EV sales jumping by two-thirds in 2022.
“By every measurement, Michigan continues to see interest in electric vehicles accelerate,” Snyder said. “Consumers Energy is proud to power that transformation, working with drivers, business owners and community leaders to make EV ownership convenient, affordable and clean.”