• Consumers Energy: We Can Power 1 Million Electric Vehicles on Michigan Roads by 2030

    Consumers Energy: We Can Power 1 Million Electric Vehicles on Michigan Roads by 2030
    JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 4, 2021 -- Consumers Energy is taking its leadership of Michigan’s electric vehicle transformation to another level, committing to powering 1 million electric vehicles by 2030. The goal would put Michigan in the driver’s seat for the next generation of clean, zero-emissions vehicles and support the auto industry’s goal to have electric vehicles be 50% of new sales by 2030.
    Today, there are about 12,000 registered EVs in Consumers Energy’s territory, and electric vehicle sales already have been growing by 20% annually. That growth should accelerate due to commitments by U.S. automakers as well as Michigan’s partnership with other states to build fast EV charging stations, a major step to encourage potential EV buyers.
    Consumers Energy’s own actions are already playing a significant role in EV growth:

    • Over 1,000 rebates for home, business and public charging stations through its PowerMIDrive program. Those include 30 fast-charging locations.
    • Plans to power the growing demand for EVs, with 200 fast-charging locations – and over 2,000 chargers at homes and businesses – across Michigan over the next three years.
    • PowerMIFleet, which provides Michigan businesses with expertise and guidance to electrify their vehicle fleets.
    • The new Bring Your Own Charger program, allowing EV owners to receive energy savings and monthly rebates for charging at night.
    Consumers Energy is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.8 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.