LANSING – In March, Michigan electric utilities will start time-based rates, where if you use electricity during peak daylight hours – such as from 3 to 7 pm – you will pay more than if you are using electricity before or after those times.

Michigan Public Service Commission Chairman Dan Scripps explains why MPSC is requiring both DTE and Consumers Energy to change its rate structure.

Since most Electric Vehicles charge overnight, they will actually see a lower electric rate.