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Detroit Edison Establishes Electric Car Recharge Pricing

Rates include off-peak and monthly flat rate of $40/month.

Published: 13-Aug-2010

Detroit Edison is rolling out special pricing for early buyers of plug-in electric vehicles.

State regulators gave Michigan's largest electricity provider the go-ahead Tuesday to offer a separate rate for electric vehicle owners. Detroit Edison is the first utility in Michigan to offer pricing specific to this new wave of auto technology.

The move shows utilities are beginning to address the infrastructure needs that will arise when the first electric vehicles -- including General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt -- roll into dealer showrooms later this year.


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The range limitations of most early electric cars will matter less in tightly packed urban areas, where the daily driving distance is likely to be much shorter than in the suburbs or rural areas.

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