Charging Forward

Charging Forward

EV charging stations are good for business

Available charging infrastructure incentives make them even better

Charger Infrastructure Incentives

DTE offers rebates that fund the EV supply infrastructure and charging stations for business and commercial electric customers.
How rebates are structured:

Both rebates are fully subscribed at this time. Please fill out an application to join the waitlist, hold your spot and be notified if funding becomes available again, tentative early 2023.
Level 2 stations receive $2,500 per port
  • Minimum of two ports per site to ensure charging availability
  • Maximum of 20 port rebates per site to spread charging across DTE service territory
  • Maximum of 100 port rebates per business or commercial customer to ensure funding is dispersed
DC Fast Charger (DCFC) stations receive up to $55,000 per charger
  • Minimum of two chargers per site to ensure charging availability
See the terms & conditions for a complete list of participation requirements.
Before beginning charger installation, please review (or print) the Eight-Step Charging Forward Business Process.
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1. Choose a Charger
Choose the charger brand, model and quantity you’d like to install.  Later in the process DTE will provide a DTE branding sticker to display on the chargers.

Level 2 Chargers:
Minimum: 2 ports/site; Maximum: 20 ports/site and up to 100 ports/company

Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC):
Minimum of two fast chargers/site

Select a qualified charger model

2. Select an Electrical Contractor
Select an electrical contractor

Use our directory to find an electrician
(You are not required to use an electrician from the directory)
3. Gather Documents
Gather a copy of the property deed where chargers will be installed
For the company receiving the rebate check:
4. Apply for Charging Forward Incentive: Initial Application
Complete the "Step 1 – Initial Application" form.  Apply Now

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 charges have been installed
5. Receive Email Confirmation from DTE
After you’ve applied you will receive an email confirmation

DTE then reviews your application and sends an approval email to you
6. Complete Charger Installation
Have your electrical contractor work with the city to obtain required permits

Your electrician can then perform any necessary electrical infrastructure work and install the charger(s)
7. Complete the Rebate Form
Take pictures of the installed, functioning chargers once they are in service

Go to 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 
  5. Submit 

8. Final Approval
DTE approves and processes the rebate