Electric Vehicles

​Efforts to increase electrified transportation in Ann Arbor

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​​​​​​​​​​​I​ncreasing electrified transportation in Ann Arbor is an important way our community can become more sustainable. As our electricity grid becomes cleaner, electric vehicles provide an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases and improve air quality. Also, electric vehicles cost less to operate and maintain than their internal combustion engine counterparts.

Learn Mor​​​e About EVs​

Depending on how much you drive, an electric vehicle may be a great option. Learn more about how electric vehicles compare to your current vehicle with this Department of Energy calculator.

There are federa​l, state, and utility incentives for electric vehicles. Learn more at AFDC.energy.gov.  

And stay tuned as the City is exploring bulk buy discounts to help bring EV ownership closer for more Ann Arborites. To stay up to date on this work, send an email to [email protected] and include the subject: EV bulk buy. 

The IBEW/NECA, ou​r local Electrical Workers Union, is partnering with A2ZERO on electrification readiness, and continues their campaign called “The Future is Electric.” As part of this campaign, they have been releasing informational videos to help residents know what might be involved with upgrading homes for electrification of appliances and vehicles. Watch their video on EV charging below, and find the other videos in their series he​re!

 


Find a Ch​arger 

Wondering where in town you can charge your EV? Check out this interactive map.

Traveling out of town? Here's a map from the Department of Energy for all charging stations  in the U.S. and Canada.

And did you know that DTE's Charging Forward program provides a discount for installing a Level 2 charger at your home? Learn more and apply on the DTE website​.

Most of the public EV chargers managed by the City are on the ChargePoint network. These chargers can be activated with the ChargePoint mobile app or a ChargePoint card. More information is available on the ChargePoint website​.​​

The City recently unveiled three public curbside EV chargers in the Old Fourth Ward, at 407 N Ingalls and 808 E Kingsley. The chargers are part of the FLO EV charging network and can be accessed using either FLO​ or ChargePoint​ mobile applications. A press release​ was distributed to provide information about this installation, which is the first of its kind in Michigan. ​


EV Charging at Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs)

Most EV charging is done at a driver's residence, but there are many residents of Ann Arbor that don't have total discretion over installing an EV charger where they park their vehicle. This could be due to property management, condominium associations, legal concerns, metering considerations, and shared parking spaces, among other hurdles. These issues can be complex, but are surmounta​ble. Resouces, best practices and case studies​​ are available as more MUDs address their needs for EV charging.​ Interested in bringing EV charging to your HOA, condo association, or multi-unit building? Check out our new tool kit, Advancing Sustainability with your HOA or MUD, or email Simi Barr.




E-​Bikes

Mayor Taylor rides an E-Bike.jpg9/18/2020: Ann Arbor Mayor Chris Taylor, sporting both bicycle and public health safety with a he​lmet and mask, tries out an el​ectric bike.

Electric bicycles​ are becoming​ increasingly popular around the world. By integrating a bicycle with a small motor, e-bikes take range and hill anxiety out of bicycling. If you want a workout, turn off the motor, and if you want to commute without sweating through your clothes, use the pedal assist feature to increase power output. Check out the links below for further information on e-bikes, their costs, and benefits. 

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Simi Barr
Energy Analyst, OSI

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