South Dakota, with its vast plains and stunning landscapes, is embracing a new kind of energy revolution – the shift towards electric vehicles (EVs). Leading the charge is Black Hills Energy’s Ready EV Program, an initiative that’s not only making EVs more accessible but also contributing to a more sustainable future.

Empowering South Dakota’s Businesses

Electric vehicles are on the rise, and South Dakota’s businesses are no exception to this trend. Recognizing the growing demand for EV infrastructure, Black Hills Energy is stepping up to the plate.

The Ready EV Program offers substantial rebates to commercial customers for the purchase and installation of EV charging stations. For government and nonprofit locations, the rebate is an impressive $3,000 per Level 2 charging port, with support for up to four ports. This encourages government offices and nonprofits to lead the way in embracing clean transportation.

For public and workplace charging stations, the rebate stands at $2,000 per Level 2 port, again supporting up to four ports. This ensures that businesses have a strong incentive to invest in EV infrastructure, making it easier for employees and customers to make the switch to electric vehicles.

Fast Charging for Workplaces and More

But the program doesn’t stop there. Black Hills Energy is actively promoting the installation of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations. Workplaces, multiunit dwellings, and public locations can benefit from a substantial rebate of $20,000 for DCFC stations less than 100 kilowatts (kW). For those with larger charging needs, stations greater than 100 kW can receive an impressive rebate of $35,000.

One of the most appealing aspects of the Ready EV Program is the absence of a deadline. South Dakota businesses can take their time planning and implementing their EV charging projects, ensuring that the transition to electric vehicles is seamless and well-executed.

Residential Support

Black Hills Energy hasn’t forgotten about South Dakota’s residents. The program extends to residential customers, offering a rebate of up to $500 for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 EV charging station. This encourages homeowners to join the EV movement and enjoy the benefits of clean, efficient transportation.

South Dakota’s Electric Future is Bright

South Dakota’s transition to electric vehicles is gaining momentum, thanks to the Ready EV Program by Black Hills Energy. With generous rebates for commercial and residential customers, South Dakota is well on its way to becoming a hub for EV adoption. South Dakota’s landscape may be known for its natural beauty, but now it’s also gaining recognition for its commitment to sustainability through electric vehicles.


Ivelina Kadiri

Policy Compliance Manager

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Ivelina is a trend-seeking policy compliance manager who skillfully navigates complex regulatory landscapes and bridges the gap between sustainable transportation goals and actionable implementation.