City of Saginaw, Michigan

September 8, 2021 SAGINAW, MI – The City of Saginaw has installed its first set of electric vehicle charging stations, and is now progressively looking toward the future.

The city has installed 2 Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) charging stations in the Ippel Parking Lot, 110 S. Hamilton. The installation and set-up is complete, and the first set of stations is now fully functional.

The overall cost of the purchase was just over $250,000. Much of the purchase was funded through rebates from Consumers Energy and grant funding from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. The purchase included 6 Level 2 charging stations, which run on 240 volts of power, and 2 DCFC charging stations. The six standard Level 2 charging stations will be placed in pairs at the SVRC Marketplace parking lot, 211 S. Water St.; the retention basin parking lot, 100 N. Hamilton St.; and 220 S. Baum St, the site of a newly proposed downtown city parking lot. The DCFC stations have been installed in the Ippel Parking Lot, 110 S. Hamilton. The Level 2 stations will have hookups for two cars to charge simultaneously. The city anticipates all 8 installations will be completed by November 30, 2021.

“This is an exciting venture for the City of Saginaw,” said City Manager Tim Morales. “There are currently only two other locations in all of Saginaw for drivers to charge their electric vehicles. Additionally, there are very few charging stations in cities north of Saginaw, so traveling to destinations such as Traverse City or Mackinac Island can sometimes be a challenge for electric vehicle drivers. This will definitely fill a void in our community and throughout this region. The new charging stations will draw visitors and residents to our Downtown and Old Town area. We hope they will take the opportunity to explore and enjoy our
city while they recharge their vehicle."

For more information on the electric vehicle charging stations, contact the City Manager’s
Office at (989) 759-1403.