December 11, 2023

What can municipalities do to facilitate the safe and equitable deployment of electric vehicle chargers?

The U.S. needs millions more Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in public spaces to meet growing demand from EVs. But the approval processes for siting and installing these chargers are often vague and unclear, resulting in unnecessary delays and high costs. Many local plans and zoning ordinances do not contain provisions for EV chargers, resulting in both the AHJ and the project developer spending significant extra time and effort on their projects. A more transparent and less time-consuming approval process results in more EV chargers installed at a lower cost per charger for both parties.

To learn what municipalities and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) can do to streamline their approval processes, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), RMI, and the Sustainable Energy Action Committee worked with municipalities, charging providers, planning consultants, researchers, and recognized experts to create a guidance document: “Planning and Zoning for Electric Vehicle Charger Deployment.”

In this recorded webinar, Planning for the Equitable and Safe Deployment of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure you can learn more about what is in this document and how it can be used in your jurisdiction. Speakers include Ed Gilliland, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives at IREC, and city representatives in Phoenix, Arizona, and Madison, Wisconsin, who discuss their experiences implementing road maps and ordinances for EV chargers.

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