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In Michigan, the transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs) is gaining momentum, thanks to various grants and initiatives aimed at supporting the adoption of cleaner transportation alternatives. DTE Energy, a major energy company, plays a vital role in this transition by offering a range of grants to facilitate EV infrastructure development and encourage the adoption of EVs. Hoekstra Transportation, a leading provider of fleet solutions, recognizes the importance of these grants and offers a diverse selection of EVs perfectly suited for fleet upgrades. Discover the available grants offered through DTE.

Charge Up Michigan Placement Project:
The Charge Up Michigan Placement Project provides funding through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for installing direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations. This grant also covers site preparation, networking fees, and signage. By supporting the expansion of DCFC infrastructure, this grant helps create a robust charging network, making EV charging more accessible and convenient for Michigan residents and visitors. Read more >>

Electrification Technology Grants:
Administered by the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification and the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Electrification Technology Grants are part of the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform. These grants aim to support mobility and electrification companies in deploying their technologies in Michigan. This includes funding for EVs and EV charging stations, promoting the growth of EV adoption and infrastructure across the state. Read More >>

Michigan’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Planning:
The NEVI Formula Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), provides funding to states for strategically deploying EV charging stations. Michigan’s NEVI Planning grant focuses on establishing an interconnected network of charging stations to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. This initiative aims to strengthen Michigan’s EV charging infrastructure and enhance the overall EV ownership experience for residents and visitors. Read More >>

Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate – DTE Energy:
DTE Energy offers a generous rebate of $2,000 for business and commercial customers who purchase a Level 2 EV charging station. Also, a substantial rebate of $55,000 is available for installing a DCFC station. These rebates incentivize businesses to invest in EV charging infrastructure, promoting the growth of commercial EV adoption and facilitating long-distance travel for electric commercial vehicles. Read More >>

Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate – DTE Energy:
To encourage EV adoption among residential customers, DTE Energy provides a $500 rebate for the installation of a Level 2 EV charging station. This rebate is available to qualified residential customers who purchase or lease an EV and enroll in the EV Time-of-Use (TOU) rates. By making home charging more affordable, this rebate supports the transition to electric transportation for individuals and families. Read More >>

Lake Michigan Electric Vehicle (EV) Circuit:
Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin, signed the Lake Michigan EV Circuit Tour memorandum of understanding. This initiative aims to create an EV charging corridor along the Lake Michigan coastline, enabling seamless EV travel across the signatory states. By establishing reliable charging infrastructure, this project enhances the feasibility and convenience of long-distance EV travel, promoting regional EV adoption. Read More >>

Regional Electric Vehicle (REV) Midwest Plan:
Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, signed the REV Midwest memorandum of understanding. This collaborative effort aims to accelerate vehicle electrification in the Midwest region. Through sharing best practices, collaborating on policy frameworks, and fostering regional partnerships, the REV Midwest Plan seeks to drive the widespread adoption of EVs and the development of supportive infrastructure. Read More >>

EV Charger Funding Opportunities:
Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana are working together to create a scenic route with reliable charging stations along Lake Michigan’s 1,100-mile drivable coastline. This collaborative effort ensures that EV drivers have access to a well-connected charging network, promoting EV tourism and facilitating long-distance travel for EV owners. Read More >>

Contact Hoekstra Transportation today to learn more about our EV options and how they can benefit your fleet.