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Article - Public Safety


    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Electric vehicle” means a vehicle that uses electricity for propulsion.

        (3)    “Electric vehicle supply equipment” means a device or facility for delivering electricity to an electric vehicle.

        (4)    “EV–ready parking space” means a parking space that has electrical panel capacity and full circuit installation of a minimum 40–ampere, 208/240–volt circuit, raceway wiring, a NEMA 14–50R receptacle, and circuit overcurrent protection devices.

        (5)    “EVSE–installed parking space” means a parking space with electric vehicle supply equipment that is fully installed from the electrical panel to the parking space.

        (6)    (i)    “Housing units” means:

                1.    single–family detached houses;

                2.    duplexes; and

                3.    town houses that are subject to the provisions of the International Residential Code.

            (ii)    “Housing units” does not include multifamily residential buildings that are subject to the provisions of the International Building Code.

        (7)    “Level 2 charging” means that the charging capability of the electric vehicle supply equipment:

            (i)    includes the ability to charge a battery or any other energy storage device in an electric vehicle through means of an alternating current electrical service with a minimum of 208 volts; and

            (ii)    meets applicable industry safety standards.

        (8)    “Vehicle” has the meaning stated in § 11–176 of the Transportation Article.

    (b)    (1)    This subsection applies to the construction of housing units that include a separate garage, carport, or driveway for each residential unit.

        (2)    The construction of a new housing unit shall include in or on the garage, carport, or driveway:

            (i)    one EVSE–installed parking space capable of providing at least Level 2 charging; or

            (ii)    one EV–ready parking space.

    (c)    Notwithstanding any other law, a county or municipal corporation may require the construction of housing units to include a greater number of EVSE–installed parking spaces or EV–ready parking spaces than are required under subsection (b) of this section.

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