SD PUC heard arguments dealing with electric vehicle policies

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will let utilities take the lead in electric vehicle policies.

The federal government set up a requirement that each state decide on how to handle that technology.

Commission Chairman Chris Nelson says there are lots of details with electric vehicles.

Nelson says each utility has a unique system.

Commissioner Gary Hanson says most utilities have already developed plans.

The commission voted unanimously to let the utilities decide how they want to handle electric vehicle charging.