Detroit, July 27, 2011 — DTE Energy announced today that it will install four plug-in electric vehicle charging stations at Detroit Metro Airport — part of a program to deploy 16 such public charging stations throughout Southeastern Michigan.
The airport charging stations will be in the two main parking decks at the airport — two on the eighth floor of the McNamara Terminal parking deck and two on the fourth floor of the Big Blue Deck by the North Terminal. There will be no cost for PEV drivers to use the charging stations.
Besides the four PEV charging stations at the airport, DTE Energy also will install two charging stations in Ferndale, Mount Clemens, Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills, and one in Saline.
In addition, two charging stations will be installed at the Village of Rochester Hills retail center and one at the Automation Alley technology center in Auburn Hills.
DTE Energy is working with General Motors through a U.S. Department of Energy grant to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S. by deploying vehicles and installing charging infrastructure.
The GM/DOE public charging station demonstration program is an addition to another DTE Energy program which offers special electric vehicle rates and up to $2,500 for the purchase and installation of a 240-volt residential charging station for faster charging. Nearly 100 DTE Energy customers have participated in the program.