Urban
Development
Institute

pacific region

City of Richmond: Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure

July 11, 2017

City of Richmond: Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure

On June 27th, UDI representatives discussed Richmond’s proposals to require EV infrastructure in new residential buildings. Please see the PowerPoint slides from the City of Richmond and their consultant (AES) as well as the AES Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in New Multifamily Developments – Requirement Options and Costing Analysis report. The City’s proposals include the following:

  • All residential parking spaces shall be “Energized”. “Energized” means – All infrastructure required for charging of an electric vehicle (EV), including all electrical equipment (including metering), cabling and associated raceways, and connections, with exception of the Level 2 EVSE equipment.
  • Performance standard – A minimum performance level of 12 kWh per EVSE, over an eight (8) hour overnight period. Load management and/or load sharing may be implemented.”

UDI has been advocating that municipalities include load management/sharing in EV Charging By-laws, as Richmond is proposing, to reduce the electrical infrastructure costs. The proposed costs in Richmond range from $307 per stall (townhouses) to $760 per stall (high-rise).

At the June 27th meeting, UDI also advocated for reducing parking standards to further offset the costs of the infrastructure and asked the City to consider reducing the standard, so that it applies on a per unit (as opposed to a per stall) basis. UDI also recommended having further discussions with the Condominium Home Owners’ Association (CHOA). A follow-up meeting is scheduled for July 19, 2017 with the City and CHOA.

CITYHALL-#5444586-v1-June_27_UDI__EV_Policy_-_For_Distribution

CITYHALL-#5453530-v1-AES_-_June_27_2017_-_EV_Charging_Requirements_Options_and_Costing_Study

Featured Events

UDI Webinar: Lessons from the Winners of the CleanBC Net Zero Energy Ready Challenge

May 26 @ 9:30 am

The Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge is a provincial incentive program and juried competition designed to support, promote, and celebrate the design...

Read More

UDI Webinar: Lunch with Bob Rennie (Members Only Webinar)

June 4 @ 12:00 pm

Sit Down for A Casual Chat About Where We've Been, Where We Are and Where We Are Going Join Anne...

Read More

UDI Webinar: Green Building Regulatory Update

June 11 @ 9:30 am

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how green building regulations have changed in the past year and a...

Read More
View All

© Copyright 2020 URBAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE