Is Your Community Ready for Plug-in Electric Vehicles?

Last fall we launched a website to provide answers to the many questions we were receiving about plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Now the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has introduced a new website that provides statewide information on PEVs. The site, funded by a grant from the MPSC, serves as a location for all things PEVs.  The site walks you through what is involved in owning a PEV from special electric rates, to financial incentives, to the installation process for charging stations.

It can also be a valuable tool for local governments and other groups who want to explore how PEVs may impact their community. Whether you are a local official, first responder, electrical inspector, business owner or on a local tourism council, this one-stop site can help you evaluate if your community is ready for PEVs.

Here’s a quick overview of what is available on the site:

  • PEV basics 
  • Residential costs, rebates and incentives, requirements/process, resources and links
  • Public and workplace costs, rebates and incentives, requirements/process, fleets, municipalities, resources and links
  • Codes and safety:  first responders, Michigan codes, national codes and vehicles 
  • News and media
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Conferences 

The website is a collaborative effort of the Michigan Plug-in Electric Vehicle Preparedness Taskforce convened by MPSC Chairman Isiogu.  Its goal is to create a seamless customer experience and acceptance of PEVs in Michigan.