June 16, 2022

PIERRE, S.D. –The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will host two in-person open house public meetings and a virtual, on-demand meeting to discuss and receive public input on the South Dakota Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charging Plan.

The in-person meetings will be informal, with a short presentation followed by one-on-one discussion with SDDOT and consultant staff. Through the in-person and virtual meetings, the public will have the opportunity to provide written comment.

“We are striving to provide reliable and convenient EV fast charging on the Interstate system across the state,” says Steve Gramm, SDDOT, Planning Squad Leader. “We want to create a convenient and accessible network by connecting to the national grid, and the community’s input is highly encouraged and valued at these meetings.”

Virtual Meeting:
The public may view the full EV Fast Charging Plan and provide written comment at www.sdEVplan.com between June 21 and July 8, 2022.

In-Person Meetings:|

Rapid City – Tuesday, June 21, 2022
5-6:30 p.m. (MT)
Western Dakota Technical College – 800 Mickelson Dr. in Rapid City

Sioux Falls – Wednesday, June 22, 2022
5-6:30 p.m. (CT)
University Center Avera Hall – 4801 N. Career Ave. in Sioux Falls

A presentation will take place at 5:15 p.m. at the in-person public meetings. The presentation will be followed by an open house style meeting for the remainder of the evening. Input collected at the meetings will help the SDDOT make informed decisions about potential locations and amenities of EV fast charging stations around the state.

Open House Public Meeting Topics:

Details about the EV Fast Charging Plan
Federal Funding Opportunities
Future of EVs in South Dakota