Business EV Charger Rebate

EV charging stations are good for business

Available charging infrastructure incentives make them even better

Charger Infrastructure Incentives

DTE offers rebates toward the cost to install EV charging stations for business and commercial DTE Electric customers. If you are a residential customer who wants to install an EV charger at your residence, please check out our Home EV Charger Installation page.

Rebates

We review applications for Business EV Charger Rebates on a case-by-case basis. At this time, DTE is not considering applications from dealerships. There are a limited number of rebates available for DCFCs, and applications will be considered for approval if they meet the site requirements and preferred site conditions available here.

  • Level 2 stations receive $2,000 per port
  • DC Fast Charger (DCFC) stations receive up to $55,000 per charger

See the terms & conditions for a complete list of participation requirements.

For the company receiving the rebate check:

  • Complete the "Step 1 – Initial Application" form
    Please note: The Initial Application form is necessary for you to receive approval for the rebate
  • Your information will be saved and ready for you to complete the Rebate Form, which happens after your chargers have been installed

  • After you’ve applied you will receive an email confirming your application was submitted
  • DTE then reviews your application and sends an approval email to you
  • If charger installation is dependent on receiving a Business EV Charger Rebate, do not proceed to Step 5 until you received formal approval from DTE

To proceed with charger installation, you must follow one of the two processes below.

Process 1: Existing electrical capacity is currently available at the charger location

  • If the electrical contractor determines that you have sufficient electrical capacity, then they can obtain the required permits from your municipality and proceed with charger installation

Process 2: Additional electrical capacity is needed at the charger location

  • If the electrical contractor determines that you do not have sufficient electrical capacity, then you must notify the Charging Forward Team to open a Work Order (WO) to have DTE bring new or upgraded service to the site:
    • A New Service Request to increase electrical capacity will require the following documents:
      • Request for New Electric Service form
      • Copy of property deed from the property owner
      • Site plan with existing utilities highlighted and proposed transformer location (final location to be decided between DTE Planning and customer)
      • DTE's load sheet form  (your electrical contractor will work with you to complete this)
      • Riser diagram (your electrical contractor will work with you to complete this. An example is available here
    • Once you have completed all the documents, upload the files to PowerClerk or email the files to evinfo@dteenergy.com with your BIZ Number and site address in the subject line. (i.e., Work Order Needed for BIZ-XXXXX  1 Street Name, City, MI Zip code)
      • To load the documents on Power Clerk, sign in to your account here.
        Then:
        • Select "View/Edit Project" to get to your project
        • Go to the "Available Forms" section
        • Find "New Service Request Form" and click "Begin"
        • Upload the required documents
        • Click "Submit"
    • The Charging Forward Team will submit the New Service Request and necessary documents on your behalf
    • You will receive an email from DTE Planning with your WO number within three to five business days
    • DTE Planning will contact you to gather more information about your project within six business days of receiving your WO number
    • You will then complete Steps 5 through 10 listed here to complete the new or upgraded service with DTE

  • Take pictures of the installed, functioning chargers once they are in service
  • Log in to dteBizEV.powerclerk.com to complete your rebate application:
  1. Select “View/Edit Project” to get to your project
  2. Go to the “Available Forms” section
  3. Find  “Step 2 – Finalize Rebate” and click “Begin”
  4. Complete the form, including pictures of the installed, functioning chargers, a copy of the electrician invoice for installed chargers, and EVSE information (such as serial numbers or IDs) to verify network connectivity
  5. Submit 

  • After you've submitted the Rebate Form, you will receive an email confirming it was submitted
  • DTE then reviews your Rebate Form and sends an approval email to you
  • DTE processes your rebate and mails you a check. If you do not receive your check within four to six weeks of receiving your Rebate Form approval email, please contact DTE at evinfo@dteenergy.com