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Mark Phelan: Can Michigan's electric grid handle future of electric vehicles? Yes -- to a point

Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press on

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“Utilities will need to make investments, but there’s time,” Houston said. “The change won’t happen overnight.

“Renewable power and electric vehicle technology reinforce each other.”

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Electric vehicles today and tomorrow

DTE Energy powers about 22,000 EVs in Michigan today

The Michigan EV fleet is expected to hit 300,000 in 2030

80% of current DTE EV customers' charging is done at home

 

90% of DTE charging happens at off-peak hours

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Source: DTE Energy

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