Ordinance 71284

Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVSE)

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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.

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Legislative History

Session: 2020-2021
Board Bill Number: 162
Primary Sponsor: Heather Navarro
Co-Sponsors: Christine Ingrassia
Annie Rice
Dan Guenther
Beth Murphy
Megan E. Green
Jesse Todd
Cara Spencer
Bret Narayan
Shameem C Hubbard
Committee: Public Safety
First Reading: 11/13/2020
Second Reading: 12/11/2020
Perfection: 01/08/2021
Third Reading: 01/22/2021
Effective Date: 01/01/2022

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