Home EV Charger Installation

Home Charger Installation Program

Charging your electric vehicle at home is convenient. We make installing your Level 2 EV charger easy when we do the work for you.

Here's How it Works

  1. Fill out a brief questionnaire to receive a free estimate
  2. Select three potential installation dates that work best for your schedule
  3. Select the number of payments (this will be a separate line item on your DTE electric bill)
  4. Sign your Home EV Charger Installation Agreement and pay your first monthly installment

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
3-year contract $40 per month

5-year contract

 $28 per month

10-year contract

 $19 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

If you install a qualified Level 2 charger and enroll in an eligible rate, you can also apply for a $500 rebate.


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