Plug in SC

INCREASING EV ADOPTION AND VISIBILITY IN SOUTH CAROLINA
 
WHAT IS THE SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTRIC VEHICLE MARKET STUDY?
Recognizing the importance of preparing South Carolina for increased EV sales and interest, Palmetto Clean Fuels conducted this study to address the following (and related) issues:
  • An assessment of the current EV infrastructure and policy framework in South Carolina
  • An analysis of trends and the outlook for the future
  • Actions to prepare South Carolina for future EV development
 
 
 
 
SIGNAGE
Ensure that all EV infrastructure is visible and recognizable by adopting the federal guidelines specified in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
 
General Service Signs
To direct motorists to publicly accessible infrastructure, use the Alternate Electric Vehicle Charging Symbol in combination with directional arrows along highways
 
Pavement Markings
Outline EV charging spaces with green pavement markings
 
Parking garages
Label the outside of parking garages with signage indicating on which level EV charging is located
 
Parking Spaces
Use the Alternate Electric Vehicle Charging Symbol in combination with the “no parking except electric vehicles” regulatory sign
 
The Plug in SC logo is an optional addition to parking pavement markings. PCF has created a pavement stencil for local governments, state agencies, utilities, businesses, and other organizations that house EV charging stations to use when marking their EV parking spaces. This stencil is available on loan from PCF as needed. To request this stencil, contact PalmettoCleanFuels@regstaff.sc.gov.
 

 
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
Efforts should include deployment of infrastructure and standardization of permitting across the state
 
Strategically install infrastructure at targeted locations:
  • Rest areas and welcome centers
  • Shopping centers and malls
  • Industrial manufacturing and shipping facilities
  • Airports
 

 
POLICY POTENTIAL
 
Alternative Fuel Corridors
Advance the deployment of AFVs and necessary infrastructure along designated AFV corridors
 
South Carolina State Energy Plan
Address top-tier recommendations relating to transportation
 
Volkswagen Settlement
Allocate 15% of the mitigation funds to EV infrastructure
 

 
OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
 
Workplace Charging
Assist employers to establish workplace charging programs
 
Recognition Program
Create an award program to recognize employers who demonstrate a commitment to advancing EVs
 
 
MARKETING CAMPAIGNS
Develop a social media campaign and dedicated EV web content that builds on Best.Drive.EVer.
 
Digital content includes:
  • Website
  • Web banners
  • Digital handouts