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I got this email from Consumers Energy. Anybody have experience with this kind of program?

Since the launch of PowerMIDrive last year, we have been working on a solution that allows more EV drivers to participate in the PowerMIDrive program. We are excited to announce a new $200 incentive developed for customers like you who were originally ineligible for a rebate. There is no cost to participate and you do not need to own a specific charger model or have access to Wi-fi at your home.

How it Works:
  1. We will mail you a FleetCarma C2 connected car device - it is easily installed into the on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) port or Tesla diagnostics connector in your electric vehicle to gather and communicate your charging data with the PowerMIDrive program.
  2. You install and activate your device. We will send detailed instructions on how to do this.
  3. Receive a $200 incentive check.
  4. You will remain on your current time of use electric rate at your home. We encourage EV owners to begin charging at 11 p.m. to optimize the demand placed on the energy grid, which will help control rates for all customers.
Why Participate?
  1. By activating your device and creating an account with FleetCarma you will receive advanced data about your EV, such as driving efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and your vehicle’s overall battery health.
  2. Your participation will help us understand how EV charging affects the energy grid and provides insight into how we can better support our EV driving customers.
Get Started:
If you would like to pursue this $200 incentive please reply to this email with a copy of your electric vehicle registration and we will provide detailed instructions on next steps, including how to install and activate your device.

Thank you for being part of Michigan’s clean energy future.
 

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I got this email from Consumers Energy. Anybody have experience with this kind of program?

Since the launch of PowerMIDrive last year, we have been working on a solution that allows more EV drivers to participate in the PowerMIDrive program. We are excited to announce a new $200 incentive developed for customers like you who were originally ineligible for a rebate. There is no cost to participate and you do not need to own a specific charger model or have access to Wi-fi at your home.

How it Works:
  1. We will mail you a FleetCarma C2 connected car device - it is easily installed into the on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) port or Tesla diagnostics connector in your electric vehicle to gather and communicate your charging data with the PowerMIDrive program.
  2. You install and activate your device. We will send detailed instructions on how to do this.
  3. Receive a $200 incentive check.
  4. You will remain on your current time of use electric rate at your home. We encourage EV owners to begin charging at 11 p.m. to optimize the demand placed on the energy grid, which will help control rates for all customers.
Why Participate?
  1. By activating your device and creating an account with FleetCarma you will receive advanced data about your EV, such as driving efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and your vehicle’s overall battery health.
  2. Your participation will help us understand how EV charging affects the energy grid and provides insight into how we can better support our EV driving customers.
Get Started:
If you would like to pursue this $200 incentive please reply to this email with a copy of your electric vehicle registration and we will provide detailed instructions on next steps, including how to install and activate your device.

Thank you for being part of Michigan’s clean energy future.
If somebody puts two $100 bills on the table and walks away, I'm inclined to pick it up...
 

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Yes - we have a similar program here in the NY metro region that's associated with our local electric utility - Con Ed.

I signed up as soon as I bought the Bolt in October '19 and it's worked out great so far. The sign up bonuses were pretty substantial. Yes, I understand that I'm giving up some data about my driving but I feel it's not too intrusive and as they say you really don't get something for nothing. I also have access to an online portal where I can see various data about the Bolt that the car doesn't otherwise provide. Here's a small snap shot of the data they provide to me:

Vehicle ModelStart DateEnd DateDurationDistance (mi)Gasoline Consumed (gal)Electricity Consumed (kWh)Fuel Efficiency Equivalent (MPGeq)Electric Driving Efficiency (Wh/mi)Starting SOC (%)Ending SOC (%)Electric Distance Fraction (%)Auxiliary Load (kWh)Ambient Temperature (F)Smooth Acceleration (%)Smooth Braking (%)
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
1/3/2020 7:45​
1/3/2020 7:56​
0:10:49​
2.77​
1.08​
86.52​
389.57​
71.37​
69.41​
100​
0.1​
30.2​
91.3​
70​
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
1/3/2020 16:28​
1/3/2020 17:43​
1:15:24​
34.78​
8.24​
142.25​
236.94​
68.63​
54.12​
100​
0.19​
50​
90.96​
89.44​
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
1/3/2020 18:26​
1/3/2020 18:39​
0:12:58​
2.78​
0.63​
147.7​
228.21​
69.8​
69.02​
100​
0.04​
44.6​
75​
80.77​
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
1/3/2020 19:30​
1/3/2020 20:03​
0:32:57​
20.75​
5.82​
120.21​
280.38​
52.94​
42.35​
100​
0.13​
48.2​
92.59​
94.67​
 
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