PEV Installation Guide

Get Your Operation Plug-In Ready

Move your operation into the future of transportation with DTE Energy’s online installation guide to plug-in electric vehicles charging stations.

Installing an EV charging station can take as little as a few weeks, but may take longer depending on permitting, vendor selection and certified installer turnaround time.

Get Plug-In Ready

Below you will find the step-by-step process to be plug-in ready.

  1. Determine if you are eligible for any electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and/or installation incentives. Consult your organization’s financial advisor for tax credit information.
  2. Determine what type of EVSE you will be installing. Learn more about the three types of PEV charging available today.
  3. Determine a location for EV charging infrastructure; identify multiple locations and consider room for expansion. See how to select a parking stall location for more information about installing a charging station.
  4. Estimate labor and material costs, keeping in mind that trenching and inadequate power supply may increase costs significantly.
  5. Contact DTE Energy New Construction at 800.338.0178 to discuss plans to install EVSEs. This allows us to address grid infrastructure issues and field questions regarding costs you may incur associated with installation and/or use (e.g., electricity rates).
  6. Conduct a site visit with your EV charging station certified electrician/contractor. Discuss installation obstacles, permits needed and electrical panel capacity. Request a firm quote.
  7. Based on installation and EVSE cost, allocate budget, sign contracts, submit materials for incentives and order charging station(s).
  8. Electrician/contractor(s) obtains appropriate permits.
  9. Electrician/contractor(s) schedule work, including:
    1. Order and coordinate shipping dates for materials
    2. Schedule trenching and installation
    3. Schedule paving, post/bollard installation and stripping
    4. Parking stall improvements and signage
  10. Electrician/contractor(s) complete installation and requests inspection with municipal inspection agency upon completion of project.
  11. Plug in and charge! Advertise availability of EV charging stations to your target demographic (e.g., employees, customers, etc.).