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Electric Vehicle Charging Ordinance Passes in NYC

The space will also have to meet the requirement to place a 3.1 kW cabinet/charging stations.

The City Council of New York City has passed an ordinance in which it requires new parking lots to include provisions for the installation of electric vehicle wiring for 20% of the available spaces. This requires a minimum of a 1 inch conduit to these spaces for a minimum load requirement of 3.1 kW. The space will also have to meet the requirement to place a 3.1 kW cabinet/charging stations in these dedicated spaces, according to a release from NEMA.

The bill, Int. No 1176, sets out the following rules:

  • Every new parking lot or garage in NYC has to install conduit and provide the electrical capacity for future EVSEs for 20% of  parking spaces
  • Within two years, up to 2,000 parking spot are expected to be charger-ready
  • Within seven years, up to 5,000 parking spots in NYC will likely be charger-ready
  • End goal calls for 10,000 spots to be charger-ready
  • The building code required the conduit to be installed so that wire can be easily threaded at a later date (Inside EVs)

The ordinance passed last month.

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