Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rates - DTE Energy (Michigan)
*Average annual expenses for a customer with an electric vehicle. Price based on average customer use of 7,868 kWh per year for their home and 4,000 kWh for an electric vehicle.
Note: The costs referenced here are based on the average driver's 38-mile daily drive.
Choose the rate plan that fits your lifestyle.
Choosing the right DTE Energy rate plan can help you cut the cost of charging your EV.
This is the default plan for DTE electric residential customers. Since most electric vehicles come with a Level 1 charger, you can simply plug your electric vehicle into any standard 120-volt outlet using the charger that came with your car. This plan may be beneficial if you plan on charging your vehicle at locations other than your home.
This plan requires an additional meter to be installed at your home. This meter will be dedicated solely to your EV charger. The additional meter will allow you to take advantage of reduced energy costs for your EV Monday through Friday from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m., and all weekend. The EV Plan is beneficial if your home's current electrical panel does not have capacity for the additional load required by a Level 2 charger. This plan is typically not beneficial for those with a Level 1 charger.
Time of Day Plan
This plan applies to all energy used at your home, including your EV charger. It could be beneficial if the majority of your usage occurs Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and/or during the weekend. This plan works well for customers whose energy consumption patterns are flexible.
Changing Your Plan
Contact DTE Energy at 313-235-7700 to request a change to your rate plan. Choosing the EV Plan will require the installation of an additional electric meter.
The EV Plan
Contact a qualified electrician to pull permits, and to wire and install your charger. Installation will need to be inspected by your city or township. Average cost of charger installation including an additional meter: $1,200.
Contact DTE Energy at 313-235-7700 to request an additional meter and switch to our EV Plan rate (D1.9)
The Time of Day Plan
Contact DTE Energy at 313-235-7700 to switch to our Time of Day rate (D1.2).