Where 17 or more multifamily dwelling units are constructed on a building site, 3 percent of the total number of parking spaces provided for all types of parking facilities, but in no case less than one, shall be electric vehicle charging spaces (EV spaces) capable of supporting future EVSE. Calculations for the required number of EV spaces shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
Note: Construction documents are intended to demonstrate the project’s capability and capacity for facilitating future EV charging. There is no requirement for EV spaces to be constructed or available until EV chargers are installed for use.
Construction documents shall indicate the location of proposed EV spaces. At least one EV space shall be located in common use areas and available for use by all residents.
When EV chargers are installed, EV spaces required by Section 188.8.131.52.2, Item 3, shall comply with at least one of the following options:
- The EV space shall be located adjacent to an accessible parking space meeting the requirements of the California Building Code, Chapter 11A, to allow use of the EV charger from the accessible parking space.
- The EV space shall be located on an accessible route, as defined in the California Building Code, Chapter 2, to the building.
The EV spaces shall be designed to comply with the following:
- The minimum length of each EV space shall be 18 feet (5486 mm).
- The minimum width of each EV space shall be 9 feet (2743 mm).
- Surface slope for this EV space and the aisle shall not exceed 1 unit vertical in 48 units horizontal (2.083 percent slope) in any direction.
The service panel or subpanel circuit directory shall identify the overcurrent protective device space(s) reserved for future EV charging purposes as “EV CAPABLE” in accordance with the California Electrical Code
- The California Department of Transportation adopts and publishes the “California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (California MUTCD)” to provide uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices in California. Zero Emission Vehicle Signs and Pavement Markings can be found in the New Policies & Directives Number 13-01. Website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/policy/13-01.pdf
- See Vehicle Code Section 22511 for EV charging space signage in off-street parking facilities and for use of EV charging spaces.
- The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) published a “Zero-Emission Vehicle Community Readiness Guidebook” which provides helpful information for local governments, residents and businesses. Website: http://opr.ca.gov/docs/ZEV_Guidebook.pdf.