About Ann Arbor DDA: EV Charging Stations


The Electric Car Charger Project utilized $110,000 in federal grant funds to install 18 ClipperCreek electric car chargers throughout downtown Ann Arbor. These Level 2 chargers operate on 220 volt — 40 amp circuits and can fully recharge most electric cars in 3-5 hours. DDA does not currently charge any extra for the use of these chargers, providing electricity for free for electric car drivers who pay to park in a DDA facility. The average charge uses about 8 kWh (about 96 cents) worth of electricity. (The DDA may opt to alter its "electricity for free" policy in the future as demand for electric chargers grows.)

Charging stations such as these allow families and businesses to purchase electric vehicles with confidence, knowing they can recharge their cars while working, shopping, or visiting downtown Ann Arbor.

This project is yet another demonstration of DDA's leadership in programs to maintain a healthy and vibrant downtown Ann Arbor, ensuring it continues to be a great place to visit. Other energy-related projects by DDA include:

  • getDowntown Program, providing low-cost bus passes to over 7,000 downtown workers
  • Downtown Energy Saving Grant, providing free energy audits to more than 115 downtown businesses
  • Transitioning of downtown street lights to LED technology, reducing lighting costs by over 50%
  • Installation of a solar electric system at the Farmer's Market

Thanks for visiting our portal. Happy charging!

About the Downtown Development Authority

The City of Ann Arbor created the Ann Arbor DDA in 1982 as a tool for improving the quality of its downtown area. Over its history, the DDA has been a significant and influential catalyst for the revitalization and renewal of downtown Ann Arbor. Its work is done by a small staff and Board of twelve citizens appointed by the Mayor and City Council. DDA members volunteer their time, talent, and expertise for the benefit of the downtown. They serve four-year terms and work through committees to accomplish the goals of the DDA.