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South Carolina’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure topic of upcoming meetings

Jason Thomas //April 17, 2024//

Columbia Vehicle Group has selected Aiken County for the company’s first South Carolina operation. (Photo/DepositPhotos)

Columbia Vehicle Group has selected Aiken County for the company’s first South Carolina operation. (Photo/DepositPhotos)

Columbia Vehicle Group has selected Aiken County for the company’s first South Carolina operation. (Photo/DepositPhotos)

Columbia Vehicle Group has selected Aiken County for the company’s first South Carolina operation. (Photo/DepositPhotos)

South Carolina’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure topic of upcoming meetings

Jason Thomas //April 17, 2024//

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South Carolina ranks in the middle of the pack in the U.S. when it comes to available public charging stations for electric vehicles. And it ranks 38th for EV purchases, according to a recent report from Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Automotive Innovation.

The state’s EV charging infrastructure will be the topic of a series of open houses to be hosted across South Carolina.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will host 20 public open house meetings across the state to provide an update on the state’s efforts to support the electric vehicle industry and ecosystem as it kicks off the SC+EV Initiative, according to a news release.

The SC+EV Initiative will position South Carolina for the future of electrified mobility through the creation of a reliable and accessible statewide network of EV charging infrastructure, the release stated.

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Members of the public are encouraged to attend one of our upcoming public open houses to learn more about the SC+EV initiative, its benefits, and the forthcoming deployment of EV charging equipment along South Carolina’s major interstates, the release stated.

Click here to view a list of meeting times and locations.

Attendees are encouraged to drop in anytime to the open house meetings; no formal presentations will be given.

A virtual public meeting will be held in tandem with the public open houses. Members of the public can view the virtual meeting starting April 22, at www.southcarolina-ev.com.

Public comments may be submitted either in person at the meeting, through the project email, connect@southcarolina-ev.com, or by mail to SC+EV C/O SCDOT, 1201 Main Street Suite 800, Columbia, SC 29201.