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Governor Signs Bill for Electric Vehicle Charging

2023 0614 Ideas Post
Jun 14, 2023
Ed Feibel

Bill SB-0040 has been signed by the Governor and now has an effective date of January 1, 2024 This means that the requirement for all large developments (single residential buildings with 5 or more units) with a permit issued after 90 days of the effective date (March 31, 2024) will be required to have 100% of their parking spaces be EV-Capable. This means that they must have the electrical panel capacity as well as conduit installed to support the future installation of an EV charging station. The installation of the actual charging and wiring infrastructure is not required at the time of construction.

Any affordable housing projects must meet the following schedule/dates for compliance:

  • Permits issued 24 months after the effective date (January 1, 2026) must have 40% of the parking be EV Capable
  • Permits issued 5 years after the effective date (January 1, 2029) must have 50% of the parking be EV Capable
  • Permits issued 10 years after the effective date (January 1, 2034) must have 70% of the parking be EV Capable

Single-family or small-multifamily buildings (2-4 dwelling units) must provide a single EV-capable parking space per dwelling unit that has dedicated parking spaces. Affordable single-family or small-multifamily projects with permits issued after January 1, 2025, must also meet this requirement.

Regarding the specific requirements, please see our previous blog post linked here.

We will continue to monitor this act and update the community as the Chicago Department of Buildings may issue guidance on these new requirements.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this bill.

If you have permits planned or in progress and are seeking for permit issuance ahead of this date, reach out to MAPS to discuss.