SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Atlanta may require new buildings to accommodate electric vehicles


“New commercial and single-family residential units built in the city would have to be “EV-ready,” according to an ordinance introduced into the Atlanta City Council Monday by Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms.

“The ordinance would require new developments to install the electrical infrastructure to support EV chargers, including electrical panel space reserved for breakers for future 40 amp service.

“The ordinance also requires one of every five parking spaces (20 percent) in commercial parking decks be “EV-ready.” The measure would not apply to existing buildings.

Georgia ranks No. 2 in the country in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids with 25,000 vehicles. About 80 percent of those vehicles are in metro Atlanta.”

Originally published on October 17, 2017.