Charging Forward

Charging Forward

Drive electric and cash in on the savings

EVs are less expensive to operate, and you could save even more by qualifying for an electric vehicle charger rebate

You could qualify for a $500 Level 2 EV charger rebate from DTE’s Charging Forward

Please see the residential rebate terms & conditions for a complete list of participation requirements.

Follow the four steps mapped out below to cash in

1. Buy or Lease an EV

Purchase or lease a new or used plug-in electric vehicle. Haven’t yet picked out an EV? Visit our virtual EV Showroom to find the EV for you.

2. Enroll in a Time-of-Use Rate

Before having your charger installed, decide what electric rate is best for you.

Any of the three Time-of-Use pricing options shown below could help you save on your energy cost for charging your EV, compared to being on the standard residential rate of 15 cents per kWh.

For further information or to enroll in one of the rate plans below, please contact us at (734) 213-9877.
3. Choose and Install a Qualified Level 2 Charger

Choose and purchase the qualified charger you’d like to install.

Use our directory to select an electrician to install your charger and additional meter, if applicable. (You aren’t required to use an electrician from the directory.)

Once the charger is operational, provide consent for the Network Provider to share charger utilization data with DTE.
Manufacturer Model Max kW Output Amp
ChargePoint Home Flex 12 Up to 50
Manufacturer Model Max kW Output Amp
Enel X Juicebox 32* 7.7 32
Enel X Juicebox 40* 10 40
Enel X Juicebox 48* 11.5 48
4. Apply for Charging Forward

To apply for a Charging Forward Rebate, you’ll need:
  • Your DTE Electric account number (an active account in good standing is required)
  • A copy of your EV sales or lease contract with the date visible
  • A copy of your vehicle registration with address visible and matching your DTE Electric account address
Use the Apply Now button below to fill out your application and to submit. If your submitted application is complete, DTE will approve and mail a rebate check to you.

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Review Time-Of-Use Pricing Options
These pricing options offer a lower electricity cost overnight and all weekend long.

Prices per kilowatt hour (kWh) are rounded to the nearest cent. Rates shown do not include applicable surcharges or taxes and may change by order of the Michigan Public Service Commission.

For further information or to enroll in one of the rate plans below, contact DTE at (734) 213-9877.

EV Plan (D1.9)
An electrician will install an additional meter at your home, dedicated solely to your EV charger. The additional meter helps you to take advantage of a reduced energy rate for your EV charging. That reduced rate is available Monday through Friday from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. and all weekend long.

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.

Time-of-Day Plan (D1.2)
Applying to all energy used at your home, including your EV charger, this plan features a lower energy rate Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. and all weekend long.

The Time-of-Day Plan helps you save if your energy consumption patterns are flexible. Manage most of your energy usage – including charging your EV and running appliances (like your washer, dryer and dishwasher) – on weekdays between 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. and all weekend long for lower energy costs.

Dynamic Peak Pricing Plan (D1.8)
DPP is a three-tiered rate that allows customers with flexible energy consumption patterns to save money on their bill.

By shifting your home energy usage, including EV charging, to “off-peak” hours (11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and weekends and holidays), you reduce energy costs. During times of extremely high demand for electricity, a Critical Peak Pricing event may be called. During an event, the cost of electricity rises. Learn more about and enroll in Dynamic Peak Pricing.