Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVSE)
This bill will require that construction and renovations governed by the International Building Code, (Ordinance 70794) 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 a building in a way that facilitates and optimizes the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment during construction and 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.