Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Requirements and Restriction Authorization

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EV charging stations that are available for public use must meet the following requirements:

  • If publicly funded by a settlement, federal or other competitive grant program, or the Volkswagen (VW) Trust, the charging station must be equipped to enable universal access, as defined by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation;
  • If the owner or operator requires payment for use of the EV charging station, the station must accept multiple payment options; and;
  • The charging station may not require users to pay a subscription fee or obtain a membership at any organization to use the equipment.

An owner or operator of public EV charging stations may impose restrictions on the amount of time that an EV may charge at the station. In addition, the owner or operator must disclose the location and characteristics of each EV charging station to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center. Information that must be disclosed includes, but is not limited to, address, voltage, and timing restrictions.

(Reference New Hampshire Revised Statutes 236:131 and 236:134)