Home EV Charger Installation

Home Charger Installation Program

Charging your electric vehicle at home is even easier, now that we can install a Level 2 EV charger or a 240-volt outlet for you and finance it on your DTE bill.

Here's How it Works

  1. Fill out a brief questionnaire to receive a free estimate
  2. Choose three potential installation dates that work best for your schedule
  3. Select a finance plan to be added to your DTE electric bill (this will be a separate line item on your DTE electric bill)
  4. Sign your Home EV Charger Installation Agreement and pay the $100 assessment fee

Once your Home EV Charger Installation Agreement is signed and your payment is made, we will schedule a qualified electrician to install your charger on one of your preferred dates.

EV charging in garage

Customer Eligibility

  • You are a current DTE Electric Customer
  • Your DTE account is in good standing with no past-due balance
  • You own or live in a single-family home

Average Cost to Install

We estimate the average total EV home installation cost is $1,250. The following average monthly installments are calculated using a dedicated 240-volt circuit ending in a NEMA 14-50 outlet, with up to 50 feet of wiring, when no panel upgrade is needed and the home has an unfinished basement ceiling.

Contract TermAverage Monthly Installment
1-year contract$113 per month
3-year contract $43 per month
5-year contract $30 per month
10-year contract $20 per month

Each customer’s total cost to install a home EV charger and subsequent monthly installment amounts will vary.

Home EV Charger Rebate

Level 1 charger

You can also apply for a $500 Home EV Charger Rebate if you install a qualified Level 2 charger and enroll in an eligible time of day electric rate.


How to Charge Your EV

Level 1 charger

Level 1

  • Connect to a standard, three-prong, 120-volt outlet
  • The charger is portable and comes with your EV
  • One hour of Level 1 charging provides about two to five miles of range, depending on the vehicle model
Level 2 charger

Level 2

  • Qualifies for the DTE Home EV Charger Installation and Rebate
  • Connect to a four-prong, 240-volt outlet, like the one that powers your clothes dryer
  • Charging can be hardwired, which requires a charging station with a conduit, instead of a plug
  • One hour of Level 2 charging provides up to 30 miles of range, depending on the vehicle model
Level 1 charger

DC Fast Charger (DCFC)

  • An EV must be fast-charging enabled for DCFC
  • A DCFC can charge an EV in 30 minutes or less
  • This is not a home charging option, only available at public locations