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Creating Policy for Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
October 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The transportation sector is the largest source of carbon emissions in our nation and most of our cities and states. Electrifying transportation is an essential part of achieving climate and decarbonization goals, from local plans to national. To achieve this, public electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities are being deployed in increasing numbers, but present a challenge for communities; are EV chargers like a gas station, or more like a parking meter? A commercial operation or an accessory use? Should EV chargers be a requirement for new parking facilities in order to meet community climate goals?
These questions are increasingly coming up in local zoning discussions. EV chargers are not a single type of land use but take different forms that need to be considered when developing land use regulations that enable and accelerate the electrification of transportation. The Great Plains Institute has been engaging cities, charging companies and vendors, and climate advocates about how to create transparent and predictable land use standards for EV infrastructure. This webinar will describe different approaches and use cases for public charging infrastructure, the kinds of considerations communities need to take in land use planning, and the emerging best practices in land use regulation for EV-charging.
This webcast is hosted by the APA Planning and the Black Community Division.