Description: San Francisco, CA passed legislation in October 2019 requiring roughly 300 existing large public parking structures and lots to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging. Parking lots with more than 100 parking spaces would be required to provide EV charging capability to 10% of their spaces by January 1, 2023. Mayor Breed’s office believes this is the first legislation of its type in the nation.
Note that this legislation differs from many local ordinances that require EV charging for new construction.
Goal: Require EV charging in existing parking structures – 10% of spaces by January 1, 2023
Measurement: Increase the number of EV vehicles in San Francisco
Time to Implement: Three years. Parking lots have until 2023 to comply.
SF ordinance requiring EV charging in public parking structures with more than 100 parking spaces
Commercial parking lots and garages with more than 100 parking spaces would have to install level 2 electric vehicle charging stations (< 40 kW charging rate) for more than 10% of the spaces or install at least 2 fast charge (40kW) stations.
SF Mayor’s press release October 8, 2019
Local media report with maps
This action is in conformance with SF’s EV Roadmap vision to achieve 100% emission-free transportation by 2040
San Francisco Department of the Environment
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1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103