Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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The City of Ann Arbor is considering amending Chapter 55, the Unified Development Code (UDC) to require Electric Vehicle (EV) charging facilities for proposed development projects that request a Site Plan for City Council approval.

The intent of the proposed amendments is to encourage the use of electric vehicles which generate lower carbon emissions than gasoline powered automobiles.  By requiring that new Site Plans for City Council approval provide EV charging facilities, the proposed amendments will result in an increasing number of charging stations throughout the City of Ann Arbor. 

The proposed amendments include:

  • Defining the terms:  Electric Vehicle, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle,  Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment,  Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment System,  Electric Vehicle Charging System,  EV Capable, EV Ready, EV Installed, and EV Parking Space.

  • Amending Section 5.19 Parking Standards to include:  language on applicability, EV charging levels and configurations, distribution of EV stations, and barrier free parking  requirements for the installation of new EV facilities.

  • Amending the Off-street Parking Space Requirements Table  to show how many EV parking spaces will need to be installed for a proposed Site Plan for City Council.

EV Readiness Draft Ordinance (PDF)

EV Readiness Draft Parking Table (PDF)

Staff Report for July 7, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting (PDF)

These proposed amendments also include a section called “Renewable Electrical Supply” which encourages developers to attempt to source their electric power from renewable energy sources. 

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Brett Lenart, AICP 
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