Ordinance 71285

EV Ready

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This bill will require that construction and renovations governed by the International Residential Code, (Ordinance 70795) provide Electric Vehicle Ready electric supply (EV Ready) in amounts provided by the ordinance, in general, one EV Ready space per dwelling unit with exceptions. The definition of EV Ready for the purpose of this bill is defined as designing and constructing a dwelling 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. 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: 163
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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