Consumers wants to be ‘one-stop shop’ for EV charging setup

Consumers Energy is working on plans to become a “one-stop shop” to help Michigan residents set up their homes for electric-vehicle ownership, the Jackson-based utility’s vice president for customer experience said Friday. That would entail helping customers find the right charging station, scheduling its installation with an electrician, providing a […]

Consumers Energy is working on plans to become a “one-stop shop” to help Michigan residents set up their homes for electric-vehicle ownership, the Jackson-based utility’s vice president for customer experience said Friday.

That would entail helping customers find the right charging station, scheduling its installation with an electrician, providing a $500 residential rebate to help cover those costs and putting that customer on a rate plan that incentivizes nighttime charging. Consumers Energy hopes to launch a program to do all of that in the third quarter of 2022 as a part of the goal it shared this week to power 1 million EVs by 2030 in its service area covering most of the Lower Peninsula outside Metro Detroit and the Thumb region.

Consumers Energy said this week it wants to power 1 million EVs by 2030 in its service area covering most of the Lower Peninsula outside Metro Detroit and the Thumb region.

“Imagine if you are thinking about buying an electric vehicle and you make that purchase and you think, ‘OK, now what do I do?'” Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, vice president for customer experience, said during a webinar with the Automotive Press Association. “We can be a resource for you. That is in our plans. That is something that we are committed to figuring out, because I also think that that’s another reason why customers might be resistant and … might shy away from purchasing an EV. It’s kind of complicated.”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2021/11/05/consumers-wants-one-stop-shop-ev-charging-setup/6298855001/

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