Michigan Laws and Incentives for Electricity

The list below contains summaries of all Michigan laws and incentives related to Electricity.

Utility/Private Incentives

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate and Infrastructure Rebate - Lansing BWL

The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) offers a pilot PEV time-of-use charging rate to single- or multi-family dwellings of four units or less with separately metered Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Additional terms and conditions apply.

BWL also offers a reimbursement of up to $1,000 for the purchase and installation of EVSE for customers that have enrolled in the PEV charging rate. The program is limited to the first 10 qualified residential customers, and the deadline to apply is June 30, 2018.

For more information, see the BWL PEVs page.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction - Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy offers a special time-of-use rate option for PEV owners. For more information, see the Consumers Energy PEV Rate Options website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate and Infrastructure Rebate - Indiana Michigan Power

Indiana Michigan Power offers a special time-of-use rate option to residential customers who own a qualified PEV.

Indiana Michigan Power also provides rebates of up to $2,500 to residential customers who purchase or lease a new PEV and install a Level 2 EVSE with a separate meter. Customers must also sign up for the Indiana Michigan Power PEV time-of-use rate. The rebate is available to the first 250 qualified customers who submit a completed application.

For more information, see the Indiana Michigan Power Rates, Programs & Incentives website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rates - DTE Energy

DTE Energy offers two rate options to qualified residential customers for charging PEVs. The PEV time-of-use rate is available to customers using Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment and requires a separate meter, which DTE provides. The flat rate option is $46.28 per month for each PEV. For rate information, including how to qualify, see the DTE Energy PEV Rates website.

State Incentives

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Emissions Inspection Exemption

Dedicated AFVs powered by compressed natural gas, propane, electricity, or any other source as defined by the Michigan Department of Transportation are exempt from emissions inspection requirements. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 324.6311 and 324.6512)

Alternative Fuel Development Property Tax Exemption

A tax exemption may apply to industrial property that is used for, among other purposes, high-technology activities or the creation or synthesis of biodiesel fuel. High-technology activities include those related to advanced vehicle technologies such as electric, hybrid electric, or alternative fuel vehicles and their components. To qualify for the tax exemption, an industrial facility must obtain an exemption certificate for the property from the Michigan State Tax Commission. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 207.552 and 207.803-207.809)

Laws and Regulations

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Fees

PEVs, are subject to an increased vehicle registration fee. These fees apply to all-electric vehicles (EVs) as well as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with a minimum battery capacity of 4 kilowatt-hours. The specific fee increases are as follows:

Vehicle TypeGross Vehicle Weight RatingFee Increase
PHEV8,000 pounds (lbs.) or less$30
PHEV> 8,000 lbs.$100
EV8,000 lbs. or less$100
EV> 8,000 lbs.$200

PHEV fees will increase by $2.50 per $0.01 that the state motor fuel tax exceeds $0.19 and EV fees will increase by $5.00 per $0.01 that the state motor fuel tax exceeds $0.19.

(Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 257.801)

  

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