MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ) – DTE Energy has gifted a pair of electric and hybrid car charging stations to Macomb County. The two stations, now in the Macomb County Administration Building parking lot, are valued at about $20,000 each.

DTE’s Ryan Chriss told WWJ Newsradio 950 he expects to see more of these being added around the county.

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Mark Hackel plugging in (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting).

“Absolutely. With a grant from the DOE [Department of Energy] and our cooperation and partnership with GM and other folks like [Macomb County Exec.] Mark Hackel, throughout this service territory, we’ll be seeing them pop up all over the place,” said Chriss.

After pulling up in a Chevy Volt and plugging it in, Hackel applauded DTE for the gift.

“We gotta thank DTE for this opportunity … they paid for the expenditures to have these here,” said Hackel.

“We’re trying to promote this. I think it’s important, not just to this country but in particular to Macomb County, where a lot of the advancements in battery technology is being done … by the auto industry,” he said.

Currently in Macomb County there are already similar charging stations in place at Partridge Creek Mall. The stations are designed to provide a quick charge, meaning in four hours your car can be completely charged as long as it already had some power left in it.

  1. bill says:

    after his vehicle is charge (4 hors) is Hackel goiing to come out and move his vehicle so another person can charge his /her vehicle?

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