Electricity Laws and Incentives in Michigan
The list below contains summaries of all Michigan laws and incentives related to electricity.
Alternative Fuel Development Property Tax Exemption
Industrial property that is used for high-technology activities or the creation or synthesis of biodiesel fuel may be eligible for a tax exemption. High-technology activities include those related to advanced vehicle technologies such as electric, hybrid electric, or alternative fuel vehicles and their components. To qualify for the tax exemption, an industrial facility must obtain an exemption certificate for the property from the Michigan State Tax Commission. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 207.552 and 207.803-207.809)
Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Emissions Inspection Exemption
Dedicated AFVs powered by compressed natural gas, propane, electricity, or any other source as defined by the Michigan Department of Transportation are exempt from emissions inspection requirements. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 324.6311 and 324.6512)
Charge Up Michigan Placement Project
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy provides funding for public or private organization for the installation of direct current (DC) fast chargers, site preparation, and networking fees and signage. Applicant must be enrolled in a utility electric vehicle (EV) program. Grants are equal to the lesser of 33.3% of the total cost of the project or a direct match of the electric utility funding, up to $70,000. For more information, including eligibility requirements and application, see the EV Charger Funding Opportunities website.
Point of Contact
State Energy Program Specialist
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Medium- and Heavy-Duty Grant Program
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) offers grants for eligible on- and off-road vehicles and equipment. Projects must reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, improve air quality, and increase adoption of zero emission or alternative fuel vehicles and equipment. Eligible vehicles and equipment include local freight vehicles (medium- and heavy-duty trucks and port drayage trucks), shuttle and transit buses, port cargo handling equipment and forklifts, airport ground support equipment, and more. The program is funded by Michigan’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including available requests for proposals, see the EGLE Fuel Transformation Program website.
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Consumers Energy
The Consumers Energy PowerMIDrive program offers rebates to residential and commercial customers who install Level 2 or direct current (DC) fast EVSE. Residential customers are eligible for a $500 rebate to install a qualified Level 2 EVSE. Commercial customers installing qualified, publicly accessible EVSE are eligible for rebates up to $5,000 per Level 2 EVSE and up to $70,000 per DC fast EVSE installed. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the PowerMIDrive website.
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – DTE Energy
DTE Energy offers a $500 rebate for the installation of a Level 2 EVSE for qualified residential customers that purchase or lease a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and enroll in the PEV Charging Rates. For more information, including eligibility, see the DTE Energy Charging Forward website.
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW)
HBPW offers residential customers a $300 rebate for the purchase of a Level 2 EVSE. The EVSE must be ENEGY STAR certified, wi-fi compatible, and send monthly usage data to HBPW. Residential customers must also enroll in a time-of-use rate. For more information, including application, see the HBPW Residential Rebates website.
Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate - Indiana Michigan Power
Indiana Michigan Power offers a special time-of-use rate option to residential customers who own a qualified PEV.For more information, see the Indiana Michigan Power Rates, Programs & Incentives website.
Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction - Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy offers a special time-of-use rate option for PEV owners. For more information, see the Consumers Energy Smart Hours website.
Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rates - DTE Energy
DTE Energy offers three rate options to qualified residential customers for charging PEVs. For rate information, including how to qualify, see the DTE Energy PEV Rates website.
Laws and Regulations
Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Fee
In addition to standard registration fees, PEVs, including all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with a minimum battery capacity of 4 kilowatt-hours, are subject to an annual fee. The specific fees are as follows:
|Vehicle Type||Gross Vehicle Weight Rating||Fee|
|PHEV||8,000 pounds (lbs.) or less||$30|
|PHEV||> 8,000 lbs.||$100|
|EV||8,000 lbs. or less||$100|
|EV||> 8,000 lbs.||$200|
PHEV fees will increase by $2.50 per $0.01 that the state motor fuel tax exceeds $0.19 and EV fees will increase by $5.00 per $0.01 that the state motor fuel tax exceeds $0.19.
(Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 257.801)
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