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White House approves South Dakota’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure plan


The White House has approved South Dakota’s Electric Vehicle infrastructure plan.  

The state will create a network of EV fast chargers. Transportation officials say the federal government provides $29 million to help complete the project.

Mike Behm, with the state Department of Transportation, said the department appreciates all the input they received from across the state.

"We're anticipating the first, kind of 'installations,' to probably occur in that 2024 late 2023 time frame. There's still quite a bit of work to be done," Behm said.

Once completed, the charging network for electric vehicles becomes part of a national network.

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Joshua is the business and economics reporter with SDPB News.