South Carolina Laws and Incentives
Listed below are incentives, laws, and regulations related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles for South Carolina. Your local Clean Cities coalition, Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition, can provide you with information about grants and other opportunities. You can also access coalition and other agency contact information in the points of contact section.
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South Carolina Information
Find information about alternative fuels and advanced vehicles in South Carolina.
Information in this list is updated throughout the year and comprehensively reviewed annually after South Carolina's legislative session ends.
Last Comprehensive Review: November 2022
- South Carolina's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Planning
- Battery Manufacturing Tax Incentive
- Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit
- Alternative Fuel Project Grants
- Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants
- Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Tax Exemption
- Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemptions
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Revolving Loan Program for Public Entities
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Revolving Loan Program for Private Entities
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- Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Incentive – Duke Energy
- Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate - Santee Cooper
- Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Support
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Laws and Regulations
- Biofuel Blending Capability Requirements and Liability
- Electric Vehicle (EV) Cost Recovery
- Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Permitting and Safety
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fee
- Idle Reduction Requirement
- Biodiesel Blend Distribution Mandate
- State Agency Preference for Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicles
- Biodiesel Use in School Buses
- Propane Safety and Liability
- Low-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways
- Public Utility Definition
- Electric Transportation Impact Studies
- Transportation Electrification Utility Impact Study
- Electric Transportation Stakeholder Group
- Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Support
- Electric Vehicle (EV) Deployment Support
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Expired, Repealed, and Archived Laws and Incentives
View a list of expired, repealed, and archived laws and incentives in South Carolina.
Points of Contact
Get contact information for Clean Cities coalitions or agencies that can help you with clean transportation laws, incentives, and funding opportunities in South Carolina.
Clean Cities Coalitions
South Carolina is home to the following Clean Cities coalitions:
Legislative Session Information
The South Carolina Legislature meets annually from early January to mid-June. The governor must sign or veto legislation within five days after transmittal (except Sundays) or it becomes law without signature.