Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Definitions

EV infrastructure is defined as structures, machinery, and equipment necessary and integral to support a EV, including battery chargers, rapid chargers, and battery exchange stations. A battery charger is defined as an electrical component assembly or cluster of component assemblies designed specifically to charge batteries within a EV. A rapid charger is defined as an industrial grade electrical outlet that allows for faster recharging of EV batteries through higher power levels. A battery exchange station is defined as a fully automated facility that will enable a EV with a swappable battery to enter a drive lane and exchange the depleted battery with a fully charged battery through a fully automated process. Infrastructure must meet or exceed any applicable state building standards, codes, and regulations.

(Reference Revised Code of Washington 19.27.540, 19.28.281, and 47.80.090)

Jurisdiction: Washington

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: May 13, 2009

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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