Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Building Standards for New Construction

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By July 1, 2022, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Code Division, must amend the state building code to require that 20% of parking spaces at all newly constructed commercial buildings, multifamily residences with five or more units, and mixed-use developments have the electrical capacity to support Level 2 EV charging stations. New residential construction must be able to support the installation of one Level 2 EV charging stations. (Reference House Bill 2180, 2021)