Atlanta Ordinance Would Require Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New Buildings
Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms has proposed an ordinance that would require new commercial and single-family residential units built in the city to equip electric vehicle chargers.
Urvaksh Karkaria and Dave Williams report on the new ordinance, which also "requires one of every five parking spaces (20 percent) in commercial parking decks be 'EV-ready.'"
Georgia is a leading market for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States—ranking second in the nation with 25,000 electric vehicles on the streets.
According to the article, the ordinance is designed to address "range anxiety"—otherwise known as the fear of running out of electricity far away from any EV infrastructure.