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File #: Int 0694-2015    Version: * Name: Increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations in open parking lots and parking garages.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/26/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations in open parking lots and parking garages.
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Corey D. Johnson, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Deborah L. Rose, Karen Koslowitz, Carlos Menchaca, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: In 2010, the City released a report estimating that by 2030, 44 percent of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions will come from the transportation sector. The report recommended the City encourage use of electric vehicles (EVs) to help reduce emissions, improve air quality, and save drivers money on fuel and maintenance. In 2013, the Council passed a local law requiring that 20 percent of parking spaces in new parking garages and open parking lots be capable of supporting EV charging stations. Existing lots were also required expand EV charging capabilities as they upgrade their electrical capacities. Under the proposed local law, 40 percent of parking spaces in new parking garages and open parking lots must be capable of supporting EV charging stations by January 1, 2030. Existing lots would also be required to expand EV charging capabilities as they upgrade their electrical capacities.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 694, 2. February 26, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Donovan J. Richards City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015*Donovan J. Richards City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015*Donovan J. Richards City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 694

 

By Council Members Richards, Chin, Constantinides, Johnson, Koo, Lander, Rose, Koslowitz, Menchaca and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations in open parking lots and parking garages.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 406.2.11 of the building code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 130 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

406.2.11 Electric vehicle charging stations. Parking garages shall be capable of supporting electrical vehicle charging stations in accordance with this section. Electrical raceway to the electrical supply panel serving the garage shall be capable of providing a minimum of 3.1 kW of electrical capacity to at least 20 percent of the parking spaces of the garage and no later than January 1, 2030, to at least 40 percent of such spaces. The electrical room supplying the garage must have the physical space for an electrical supply panel sufficient to provide 3.1 kW of electrical capacity to at least 20 percent of the parking spaces of the garage and no later than January 1, 2030, to at least 40 percent of such spaces.  Such raceway and all components and work appurtenant thereto shall be in accordance with the New York City Electrical Code.

§ 2. Section 406.7.11 of the building code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 130 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

406.7.11 Electric vehicle charging stations. Open parking lots shall be capable of supporting electric vehicle charging stations in accordance with this section.  A minimum of 20 percent of the parking spaces in an open parking lot shall be equipped with electrical raceway capable of providing a minimum supply of 11.5kVA to an EVSE from an electrical supply panel and no later than January 1, 2030, at least 40 percent of such spaces shall be equipped with such electrical raceway. The raceway shall be no smaller than 1 inch.  The electrical supply panel serving such parking spaces must have at least 3.1 kW of available capacity for each stall connected to it with raceway. Such raceway and all components and work appurtenant thereto shall be in accordance with the New York City Electrical Code.

§ 3.  This local law shall take effect 180 days after its enactment into law.

 

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