24 Jul '12, 4pm

Does Your Utility Offer Electric Car Rates? Only 6 Percent Do

Ben, I live in Michigan and have some knowledge that may be of help to you. DTE offers special EV charging rates and has two packages. Basically $.18195/kWh for peak times and down to $.07695 for off-peak. You can set your charging times to charge only at off-peak hours. I actually pay an even lower rate (I have a Volt) by also belonging to a SmartCurrents program at DTE. They installed an electricity-monitoring device to better understand current usage requirements and future needs and I get cheaper rates for them to get access. I live in Novi (Detroit suburb, for others), so it may not be available to everyone, but probably worth a call to DTE to ask. Since DTE isn't only the big cities, it's worth a try. Search DTE + EV rates.

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