Under a new ordinance, at least one percent of parking in new multifamily residential and some commercial lots are required to have EV chargers, with 10 percent built so chargers can be easily installed in the future.
(TNS) — Starting this year,
Under the ordinance adopted by the city council Tuesday, at least 1% of parking spaces in new multifamily residential and some commercial lots are required to have EV chargers, and 10% of the spaces have to be wiring in place so that chargers can be easily installed in the future.
By 2041, at least 10% of spaces must have chargers and half must be wired.
The requirements will also apply to existing parking lots when at least 10,000 square feet are repaved.
The ordinance applies to residential parking lots with at least six spaces and to schools, hotels, hospitals, office buildings and other public and private lots where people park for more than six hours at a time. It does not apply to restaurants, retail and service businesses or to warehouses and factories.
The ordinance also amended the city's zoning code to allow for stand-alone commercial charging stations in most non-residential zoning districts.
"This is part of an 'if you build it, they will come' philosophy," Abbas said in a statement. "It's imperative that we take such a commonsense approach to reducing our carbon emissions."
Electric vehicles in 2018 accounted for 1.9% of new vehicles sold in
BloombergNEF expects electric vehicles will account for 10% of global passenger vehicle sales by 2025 as costs fall to the same level as internal combustion vehicles and will account for more than half of all new vehicles by 2040.
"This is something we've been promoting for years — EV readiness in new buildings," said
"If we are serious about achieving our climate goals in
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