Chicago’s city council has passed an ordinance bolstering the requirements for newly constructed residential and commercial buildings to be electric vehicle ready.
The Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment-Ready, or EVSE-Ready, ordinance updates the city’s municipal code to increase the number of private parking spaces equipped with EV-charging capacity…
The three principle aims of the new ordinance are:
– A broader range of multi-unit residential and commercial properties to reserve on-site parking spaces for EVs
– To boost the percentage of parking spaces that applicable property owners must designate for EVs
– To change current standards in the code so that EV-designated parking spaces are no longer just “capable’ of providing charging capacity, but are, in fact, outfitted with plug-in equipment.