New York Bill to Require EV-Ready Parking at State Funded Construction Projects

Lanny, PlugInSites.org

December 27, 2019

Originally published in Plug In Sites on December 27, 2019.

New York State Senator Anna Kaplan has prefiled legislation in Albany to require that new construction projects with more than 50 parking spaces that receive state funding must be capable of supporting electric vehicle charging stations.

New York State Senator Anna Kaplan has prefiled legislation in Albany to require that new construction projects with more than 50 parking spaces that receive state funding must be capable of supporting electric vehicle charging stations.

The bill as drafted specifies that an electrical supply panel, raceway, and other components would be required to support future EV charging equipment with a capacity of at least 3.1 kW for each charging station.

Senate Bill S7055 is due to be assigned to the Committee on Finance when the 2020 Legislative Session begins on January 8th.

§ 19-a. Parking facilities; support for electric vehicle charging stations.

1. For purposes of this section the term “parking garage, open parking lot and/or other parking facility” shall mean a parking facility of more than fifty parking spaces.

2. Any construction project undertaken in this state that receives state capital funding and the scope of such project includes a parking garage shall be capable of supporting electric vehicle charging stations through an electrical raceway to the electric supply panel serving the garage that shall be capable of providing a minimum of 3.1 kW of electrical capacity to each charging station connected to it with the raceway. Such raceway and all components and work appurtenant thereto shall be in accordance with state, city and municipal electrical codes.

3. Any construction project undertaken in this state that receives state capital funding and the scope of such project includes an open parking lot and other parking facility shall be capable of supporting electric vehicle charging stations through an electrical raceway, no smaller than one inch, capable of providing a minimum supply of 11.5 kVA to an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) from an electric supply panel. The electric supply panel serving such parking spaces must have at least 3.1 kW of available capacity for each charging station connected to it with the raceway. Such raceway and all components and work appurtenant thereto shall be in accordance with state, city and municipal electrical code.

4. Nothing in this section shall require the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in any parking garage, open parking lot or other parking facility.