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Electrical Vehicle Charging Requirements for New Buildings

NEW! Effective January 1, 2020, the City of Berkeley increased its requirements for electric vehicle (EV) charging in new buildings:

Single Family Homes, Duplexes, and Townhomes

  • At least one parking space per dwelling unit with on-site parking to be equipped with raceway, wiring, and power to support a future Level 2 EV charging station

Multifamily Buildings

  • 20% of parking spaces to be equipped with raceways, wiring, and power to support future Level 2 EV charging stations
  • 80% of parking spaces to be equipped with connecting raceways (no additional electric service capacity required)

Non-Residential Buildings (when 10 or more parking spaces are constructed) and Hotel/Motels

  • 10% of parking spaces must have Level 2 charging stations installed (a DC Fast Charge station may be installed in place of 10 required Level 2 stations)
  • 40% of parking spaces to be equipped with connecting raceways (no additional electric service capacity required)

Any Level 2 EV charging station installations will be counted toward the applicable EV Charger Ready requirements. Parking spaces with EV charging stations are treated as parking spaces for any applicable Zoning requirements. 

Full detail on the EV charging requirements, adopted as local amendments to the California Green Building Standards Code (CAL Green), can be found in BMC Chapter 19.37, Berkeley Green Code

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