Charge at Home in Michigan

The most convenient and affordable charging station is at home.

Nothing beats the ease and convenience of charging your EV at home. Wake up every day to a full charge, ready for all your adventures. And nothing beats the price. Our Off-Peak rates give you significant savings - enough to drive 7,800 free miles a year - year, after year.

And, if you sign up now, you are eligible for $500 by joining the program.

To take advantage of the Off-Peak rate as an I&M customer, you’ll need:


A plug-in EV (own or lease)


A residential or small commercial account with us

There is no fee to sign up. Apply now and start saving.

Save A Lot When You Switch From Gas, Save Even More When You Charge Off-Peak

Annual Cost To Drive a Full-size Vehicle 12,000 Miles Per Year

Powered by gasoline*


A savings of $495!
EV Powered by
Standard Residential**


An additional savings of $210, which gives you 7,800 free miles per year!
EV powered by


*$2.50/gallon **Standard Residential Rate: 14.517 cents/kwh ***Off-Peak Rate: 8 cents/kwh

Installing At-Home EV Charging Meter

We recommend hiring a licensed electrician to install the necessary sub-meter, according to the schematic below.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what hours are Off-Peak rates in effect?

Off-Peak rates apply from 8pm-6am, Monday-Friday. They apply all 24-hours on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

When I enroll in the Off-Peak rate, am I prohibited from charging my car during day?

No. You can charge your EV any time, same as before. However, you’ll get the benefit of the lower rate only during Off-Peak hours.

I have net metering to account for my solar rooftop generation, why can’t I get the Off-Peak rate?

It is not possible to adopt the Off-Peak rate because the net metering equipment does not differentiate between On-Peak/Off-Peak EV charging.

What equipment is required and who installs it?

You’ll need a sub-meter base and a sub-meter; the sub-meter is provided to you free of charge. You are responsible for hiring an electrician to install the sub-meter base. Once that is complete, we install the sub-meter.

What happens to the EV meter when I move?

Like the primary electric meter, it remains with the house and we maintain ownership of both. Being Off-Peak ready is a great selling point when selling your home.

How long does it take to process my application?

Your application undergoes a review for eligibility immediately, and we’ll coordinate with you to install a sub-meter once your electrical installation is inspected.

Still have questions? Email us at or call 1-260-408-3706

Want to learn more about electric cars? Visit the IM Plugged-In page for more information about choosing an electric vehicle to meet your needs.


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