DTE offers several electric pricing options that can benefit EV owners. For example, charging an EV overnight on a qualified electric rate is like paying about a $1 for a gallon of gasoline. For further information or to enroll in one of the electric pricing options below, contact DTE at (734) 213-9877 or sign in to your account and change your rate online.
The pricing options below offer lower electric rates overnight and all weekend long and could help you save on your energy cost for charging your EV as compared to being on the Time of Day Rate 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Please note: In the graphics for the rates below, prices per kilowatt hour (kWh) are rounded to the nearest cent. Stated rates shown include three factors: (1) on-peak capacity; (2) off-peak capacity charges within power supply charges; and (3) distribution within delivery charges. All other surcharges, including Power Supply Cost Recovery (PSCR), are not included in the stated rate. Rates may change by Michigan Public Service Commission order.
You will have an electrician install an additional meter at your home, dedicated solely to your EV charger. That helps you to take advantage of a reduced, energy rate for your EV charging available in Off-Peak hours, Monday through Friday from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. and all weekend.
The EV Rate is beneficial if your home's current electrical panel does not have capacity for the additional load required by a Level 2 charger.
Applying to all energy used at your home, including your EV charger, this rate features discounted pricing on electricity usage on weekdays between 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. and all weekend.
The Time of Day Rate 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. helps you save if your energy consumption patterns are flexible. Manage most of your energy usage — including charging your EV and running appliances like your washer, dryer and dishwasher — on weekdays between 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. and during weekends for lower energy costs. Learn more about the Time of Day Rate 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Dynamic Peak Pricing is a tiered rate that allows customers with flexible energy consumption patterns to save money on their bill. By shifting your home energy usage, including EV charging, to "Off-Peak" hours (11 p.m. – 7 a.m. Monday - Friday, all day long on weekends and holidays), you reduce energy costs. During times of extremely high demand for electricity, a Critical Peak Event may be called. During an event, the cost of electricity rises. Learn more and enroll in Dynamic Peak Pricing.
Please note that as part of the Dynamic Peak Pricing Rate enrollment agreement, you must remain on the rate for 12 months, and you cannot have a separately metered electric service, tariff or rate program, other than Rider 18 (if available).
*Critical Peak Events happen only on select weekdays beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. (four hours) and are limited to no more than 14 events (56 hours) per calendar year. Events will never occur on a holiday.