In an effort to transition Michigan businesses to electric vehicle (EV)-based transportation, Consumers Energy, a large power company based in Jackson, is launching a new program that will boost the incentive for Michigan companies to set up charging stations across the state.
The company’s PowerMIFleet program will offer businesses EV proficiency and $3 million in compensation for the development of charging stations throughout the state of Michigan.
“Michigan was the birthplace of the American auto industry. Now, we are the center of the industry’s clean energy revolution,” says Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president for customer experience. “With PowerMIFleet, we at Consumers Energy are taking our success with EVs to the next level making it easier for other businesses to join us on this Clean Energy journey.”
Throughout the next three years, Consumers Energy’s PowerMIFLeet plans to help power 200 fast charging locations and more than 2,000 charging stations at homes and businesses in Michigan.
“Consumers Energy will connect Michigan businesses, local governments and school bus fleets with the planning resources, expert guidance and financial incentives to easily and cost-effectively transition to electric vehicles,” Youngdahl Snyder says.
Michigan-based businesses, government, and even schools can engage in the program where they can transition into fully EV based foundations through offered expertise and various consultation programs, as well as the $3 million rebate to facilitate the process.
PowerMIDrive, an already existing EV program by Consumers Energy, will serve as foundation for PowerMIFleet by providing critical EV cost saving plans and strategies.
As Michigan’s largest energy provider, Consumers Energy provides natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million Michigan residents.