To reduce 40% of California’s transportation emissions by the end of 2030, California intends to electrify the transportation system, per the California Green Building Standards Code.

By January 1, 2025, Assembly Bill (AB) 1738 will require the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to adopt regulations requiring the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the parking facilities of existing buildings.  This is in addition to AB 2075, which requires new buildings to install EV charging stations. These existing buildings include:

  • hotels;
  • motels;
  • multi-family dwellings; and
  • nonresidential development.

To support 5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030, California requires the installation of 250,000 EV charging stations. Existing buildings need to provide a charging power level of two or higher with the inclusion of direct current fast chargers in their parking facilities.

A charging power of level two may fully charge an EV within 6 to 12 hours, while a higher power level charger may fully charge an EV within 30 minutes to an hour.

This new law supports California’s initiative of supporting EV charging needs and becoming completely zero-emission statewide.

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