Board Bill Number 181 | Session 2020-2021

Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVSE) Codes

Board Bill

This bill will require that construction and renovations governed by the International Existing Building Code, (Ordinance 70797) provide Electric Vehicle Ready electric supply (EV Ready) or Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVSE) in amounts provided by the ordinance. In specific applications, the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) will be required. The definition of EV Ready for the purpose of this bill is defined as designing and constructing or renovating a building in a way that facilitates and optimizes the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment during Level 3 alterations. The ordinance does not require the construction of parking beyond what is required by the Zoning Code. Physical requirements for an EV ready location consist of the following: an adequately sized electrical service supply, conduit and conductor from the electric service panel to a termination point and branch circuit capacity for a 208/240V 50A dual pole circuit breaker. In the scenario where EVSE is to be installed per the respective parking requirements, a list is provided for the required number of Level II 'chargers" to be installed in conjunction with the requirement for the number of spaces to EV ready for future expansion. This bill will empower the City of St. Louis to prepare for the future of electric vehicles and the growing demand for electric vehicle charging as the electric vehicle fleet increases. Numerous positive benefits are an outcome of transportation electrification, such as reduced air pollution and carbon emissions, workforce development for electricians and reduced operating costs over the lifetime of the vehicle.

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Legislative History

Sponsor: Heather Navarro
Co-Sponsors: Annie Rice
Dan Guenther
Megan E. Green
Marlene E Davis
Cara Spencer
Shameem C Hubbard
Committee: Public Safety
Actions: 01/22/2021 Third Reading
01/08/2021 Perfection
12/11/2020 Second Reading
12/04/2020 First Reading

01/22/2021 Final Passage Vote Results

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Effective Date: 01/01/2022
Ordinance #: 71292

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