Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Requirements

New EVs must be equipped with a conductive charger inlet port that meets the specifications contained in Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standard J1772. EVs must be equipped with an on-board charger with a minimum output of 3.3 kilowatts (kW). These requirements do not apply to EVs that are only capable of Level 1 charging, which has a maximum power of 12 amperes (amps), a branch circuit rating of 15 amps, and continuous power of 1.44 kW.

(Reference California Code of Regulations Title 13, Section 1962.2)

Jurisdiction: California

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Oct 11, 2009

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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