Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is a significant cost investment. Municipalities and developers may not install charging stations if there are no EV drivers currently using the property or demanding public access to charging stations.
- Engage in expert discussions with municipalities who have existing electric vehicle infrastructure.
- Mandated electric vehicle infrastructure tied to new construction projects and areas of public parking.
- Require electric vehicle infrastructure plans for all county/city managed renovation projects.
Example Model Ordinances
Miami Dade- 33-122.5, 30-423
Establishing off-street parking requirements for electric vehicles. Parking spaces designed for charging of electric vehicles will be required for all new uses with the exception of single-family, duplexes, townhouses, and properties with current CU and occupancy for a church or religious use. The number of electric vehicle parking spaces will be based on the number of total parking spaces on site.
Electric vehicle parking spaces: All sites in which multifamily residential, commercial, or industrial uses, or any combination thereof, are required to provide 50 or more motor vehicle parking spaces shall provide a minimum of 2 percent of the required off-street parking spaces to be electric vehicle parking spaces (such spaces shall be counted toward meeting the overall parking requirement)
Electric vehicle (EV) parking spaces. For residential use parking spaces, a minimum of fifteen percent (15%) shall be EV-Ready (Install electric panel with a dedicated brand circuit and a continuous raceway from the panel to the future EV parking spot) and two percent (2%) shall be EVSE-Ready (electrical panel capacity and raceway with conduit to terminate in a junction box or 240-volt charging outlet). For all other uses, a minimum of twenty percent (20%) shall be EV-Ready and two percent (2%) shall be EVSE-Installed (Level 2 EV charging station).
All new multifamily or hotel development with 20 or more units shall provide access to 220-volt capability throughout the garage to offer charging opportunities to residents and guests as needed.
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