Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Building Standards for Residential Developments

Beginning January 1, 2024, new construction of single-family homes must include a minimum of one EV-capable parking spot. New single-family homes or small multifamily dwellings that qualify as affordable housing must have one EV-capable parking space per dwelling.

Beginning March 31, 2024, all parking spaces at newly constructed or renovated large multifamily dwellings must be EV-capable.

Building permits for affordable single-family and multifamily developments must meet the following benchmarks to support the development of EV-capable parking spaces:

  • Beginning January 1, 2026, 40% of parking spaces must be EV-capable;

  • Beginning January 1, 2029, 50% of parking spaces must be EV-capable; and,

  • Beginning January 1, 2034, 70% of parking spaces must be EV-capable.

EV-capable parking spaces have electric panel capacity and conduit to support a Level 2 EV charging station. Additional requirements apply.

(Reference Senate Bill 40, 2023)

Jurisdiction: Illinois

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Jun 9, 2023

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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