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South Dakota

Every state has a role to play in building ZEV markets. By funding fueling infrastructure and offering consumer incentives, a state can help accelerate the adoption of ZEVs.

EV Sales

  • 0.4% of new ZEV vehicles sold CY 2018
  • 135 ZEVs sold CY 2018
  • 425 ZEVs sold since 2011
  • 69 BEV sold CY 2018
  • 66 PHEV sold CY 2018

Vehicle Sales in South Dakota

New ZEV sales in CY 2018 were up by 132% compared to 2017. Last year, 135 new ZEVs were sold.
0.4% of all new vehicles sold in South Dakota in CY 2018 were ZEV versus 6.3% in California, and 1.5% nationwide.

Laws & Incentives

States offer a variety of incentives for zero emission vehicles, including vehicle rebates or tax credit, electric vehicle charging station incentives, workplace charging programs, special high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) or high-occupancy toll (HOT) lane access, and/or fleet purchasing requirements.

Visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) of the U.S. Department of Energy for lists of state-specific laws and incentives.


ZEVs are zero emission vehicles and include battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Source: IHS Automotive Vehicle Registration Data

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