On Thursday, Nov. 16 DTE was a part of a major milestone as the City of Ann Arbor unveiled the first-ever pole-mounted electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Michigan. This is also Ann Arbor’s first public curbside EV chargers.
The two public Level 2 EV chargers leverage existing DTE utility poles, providing three key benefits:
- Cost-effective expansion: Unlike standalone charging stations, utilizing existing poles minimizes construction work and its associated costs.
- Convenient parking and charging: This type of charging supports those living in multi-unit dwellings who do not have access to parking in a garage. Plus, it gives EV drivers a place to charge while using street parking.
- Fast deployment: With the infrastructure already in place, we can swiftly roll out additional chargers as demand grows.