Supporting electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) contribute to improved health and air quality by reducing harmful carbon emissions. We encourage the use of EVs as part of our overall plan to build a sustainable transportation network in the District.

To encourage the development of a comprehensive recharging network, we have installed Level 2 (240v) charging stations at District facilities. We also have a policy to encourage EV charging infrastructure in all new District developments.

Electric vehicle requirements for new developments

Our Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Policy, updated in March, 2021,  covers multi-family, commercial, and industrial developments, as well as bicycle storage.

Type of Development Requirement
Multi-family All parking stalls (not including visitor parking) must feature energized outlets* capable of providing Level 2 charging or higher
Commercial and industrial
  • At least 20% of parking stalls (not including accessible parking) must feature energized outlets* capable of providing Level 2 charging or higher
     
  • All accessible parking stalls must feature energized outlets capable of providing Level 2 charging or higher

* EV energy management systems or 'load sharing' can be used to meet this requirement

In addition to these vehicle requirements, all secure bicycle storage must include Level 1 (110v) electric outlets for electric bicycle charging, as stipulated in the Bicycle Parking Policy and End-of-Trip Facilities Policy.

Read the full EV Charging Infrastructure Policy for details

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