We’d like your feedback on draft legislation that would require new development in Seattle to provide electric vehicle (“EV”) charging infrastructure. Specifically, the amendments to the Land Use Code (Title 23) would require that a certain amount of off-street parking spaces include the wiring and electrical (power) outlets necessary to be considered “EV ready”, to make it easier for someone to install charging equipment/stations there in the future.
The legislation is available for public review and comment through December 20, 2018. Read our recommendations on our Electric Vehicle Readiness webpage. Learn how to submit a comment in the Land Use Information Bulletin.
The purpose of this legislation is to reduce barriers to owning electric vehicles, to put us on the path to meet our carbon neutral goal. We are doing this work in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and Environment. Our effort is part of the Drive Clean Seattle initiative.
For questions about the proposal, please contact:
Christina Ghan, Senior Planner
For questions about Drive Clean Seattle, please contact:
Andrea Pratt, Climate & Transportation Policy Advisor