Are EV spaces counted as parking spaces?

Yes. EV spaces are counted as parking spaces for the purposes of meeting the parking requirement. When converting parking spaces into EV spaces for multi-family residential and commercial developments, the first EV space is required to be a van accessible EV space. Please review the accessibility requirements appropriate for the proposed development to confirm the type and number of accessible EV spaces that are required for your project. The proposed location of the accessible EV spaces should be designed to reduce the number of spaces lost in order to comply with accessibility requirements (e.g., expanded stall width, depth, loading areas, path of travel, etc.). However, loss of parking due to compliance with accessibility requirements for accessible EV stalls could be allowed and the resulting onsite parking would not be considered substandard if it no longer meets the number of parking spaces required for the development.

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1. What is an EV charging space (EV space)?
2. What is EVSE?
3. When are EV chargers required?
4. Where are EV Chargers allowed?
5. Are EV spaces counted as parking spaces?
6. Can I convert my accessible parking spaces into accessible EV spaces?
7. What permits are needed?
8. What information needs to be provided for building permit applications for new EV chargers?
9. What fees are associated with EV chargers?
10. Where are the requirements located?