20% Make-Ready for Electric Vehicle Charging
Washington, DC is moving forward with legislation to require “make-ready” infrastructure for the future installation of electric vehicle charging equipment in new and renovated commercial buildings and multi-unit dwellings.
The DC Council voted unanimously this week to approve B23-0193, the Electric Vehicle Readiness Amendment Act of 2019. The bill still faces a final vote before it is sent to Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The bill states that “all new construction or substantial improvement of commercial buildings and multi-unit buildings that have 3 or more off-road automobile parking spaces shall include electric vehicle make-ready infrastructure to accommodate the future installation of an electric vehicle charging site at at least 20% of the parking spaces.”
It also requires that the Department of Energy and Environment establish incentives for owners of commercial buildings and multi-unit buildings to install EV make-ready infrastructure at parking spaces greater than the minimum 20%.
Electric Vehicle Readiness Amendment Act of 2019
To amend the Green Building Act of 2006 to require that new construction or substantial improvement of a commercial building or a multi-unit building that includes 3 or more off-street parking spots include electrical vehicle make-ready infrastructure for at least 20% of the parking spaces, to require the Mayor to issue rules to implement the provisions of this act, including rules to establish a waiver process where a property owner demonstrates severe financial hardship, and to require the Department of Energy and Environment to establish incentives for property owners to install electric vehicle make-ready infrastructure in a greater percentage than required under the act.B23-0193 – Summary
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