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Posted on: December 27, 2021

New electric vehicle charging requirements for single family homes

New electric vehicle charging requirements for single family homes

Effective January 1, 2022, all new single family homes must be electric vehicle ready. This means the appropriate electrical supply and a parking space with EV charging or a nearby outlet for charging. Exceptions are made when there is no public utility or commercial power supply or the homes do not have garages or other on-site parking.

Providing electric vehicle charging readiness at the time of construction supports and increases the use of electric vehicles and is more cost effective than retrofitting a structure with EV charging capability after construction. This change was initiated by the Pierce County Council with Ordinance 2021-46s and approved by the Washington State Building Code Council.

More information can be found in PCC 17C.30.150. Please contact Nick Waggood, Building Official at [email protected] if you have any questions about this new requirement.

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