Consumers Energy is giving rebates for the installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers at seven Domino’s Pizza locations in west and mid-Michigan.
The initiative is part of the Michigan-based utility’s efforts to support clean and carbon-free transportation, with over 50 Michigan-based businesses, schools, and hospitals joining the shift towards EVs.
The seven Domino’s Pizza locations that will receive the EV chargers are Alma, Grand Rapids, Ionia, Jenison, Mount Pleasant, St. Johns and Wyoming.
The company says it is providing rebates and expertise to install EV chargers in each of the seven Domino’s locations through its PowerMIFleet program, which aims to help fleet owners and operators reduce operating costs, eliminate emissions and simplify vehicle maintenance by transitioning to EVs.
“We are thrilled to see Domino’s Pizza take a leadership role and provide an example for others as they upgrade their fleet across Michigan with electric vehicles,” said Lauren Snyder, Consumers Energy’s Vice President of Customer Experience. “Like other Michigan businesses, Domino’s is showing that EVs protect the planet and are a sound business decision.”
“Domino’s is excited to lead the charge when it comes to pizza delivery,” said Eric Arntson, franchise owner of the Domino’s Pizza locations. “Using EVs makes sense as vehicle technology continues to evolve. We’re beyond thrilled to offer electric delivery to customers and reduce our environmental impact, one delivery at a time.”
The pizza restaurant chain plans to have nearly 900 EVs nationwide by the end of this year, including 24 at its seven Michigan locations powered by Consumers Energy.
Meanwhile, the utility aims to power one million EVs in the Michigan communities it serves by 2030 and has already provided over 3,000 incentives and rebates for EV charging across the state. Consumers Energy says it is also working towards installing 200 more public and overnight chargers by next year to fuel the EV transformation.
Consumers Energy is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.