Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan

Okay a question to all of the Michigan MS owners.

What some of you out side Michigan may not know is that one of the most beautiful places in the country during the summer is northern Michigan. Every year many of us from southern Michigan venture North to resort cities or family cottages. The question comes back to range anxiety and limited charging locations. I believe I- 75 from northern MI to southern FL should be a priority for Tesla Superchargers but I'm not holding my breath. With that said Detroit Edison was given a pretty good sum of Government funds to enhance their electric vehicle program ( enough to pay for the entire instillation of my HPWC). I wonder if high power charging systems could be installed at strategic locations by DTE. The other option would be to coordinate our own network of charging by utilizing our personal residences and cottages . I know the latter will make some people uncomfortable but thought I would put it out there to start the brain storming. Would love to hear your thoughts.

olanmills | April 17, 2013

Well regarding your last idea, don't forget, this is the internet! There's always somebody who has already done it first:

olanmills | April 17, 2013

Dang I just re-read your post and realized that you got a free HPWC installation. Dang! That's awesome (well for you, anyway; I'm not happy about the tenth of a cent that I contributed to your installation)!

AMR | April 17, 2013

I guess I didn't pay much attention to the residential chargers on Still pretty limited up north. As far as the charger instillation, DTE will install a charging system and separate meter at no charge up to $2500.00. The separate meter gives them the ability to charge a different rate for the car (.04 / kwh off peak)

aphysician | May 16, 2013


I am also in Michigan and looking into HPWC installation with DTE. It seems they will install 100 AMP line and We will need to buy HPWC from Tesla. Was that the case with you? or DTE also paid for HPWC.