Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Signage and Parking Regulations

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A public PEV charging station is defined as a public parking space that is served by charging equipment. Public PEV charging stations must have vertical signage that identifies the station and indicates that it is only for PEV charging. The signage must be consistent with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

By 2023, all public PEV charging stations must also display all charges and fees associated with operation. Any person who parks a vehicle in a public PEV charging station parking space and does not connect to the equipment is subject to a fine of $124.

By 2023, the Department of Agriculture must adopt rules requiring electric vehicle service providers (EVSP) to meet interoperability standards and offer multiple payment methods at public PEV charging stations. EVSPs must report inventory and payment information to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory annually. EVSE installed before January 1, 2024 are exempt from the rules until January 1, 2034.

(Reference House Bill 1287, 2021, Senate Bill 5192, 2021, and Revised Code of Washington 46.08.185)