By California Code, New Parking Structure Gets 75 Clean Air Vehicle Parking Spaces and 40 Charging Stations

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 7

Clean Vehicle Spots Required by California Building Code

Clean Vehicle Spots Required by California Building Code

A code on the books in California means that Biola University’s new parking structure will be required to designate 75 “Clean Air Vehicle” spaces.

Biola University's Motto - Yes...It's a Private Christina University

Biola University’s Motto – Yes…It’s a Private Christian University

The CALGreen code says that all future parking structure built in California are required to have at least 8% of their parking spots set aside for “Clean Air Vehicles.”

For Biola University, this means that 75 out of the 939 spot at its new structure must be for “Clean Air Vehicles.”

The CALGreen code doesn’t require that chargers be installed.  However, Biola University will later fit 40 of the 75 spots with charging stations to comply with future statewide building codes.

The parking structure will be built with chargers in mind.  All conduit and wiring will already be in place for when the charging stations get installed.

Biola says it wants to wait until a single charging standard is decided upon before installing the stations, which to us seems to imply that some will be quick chargers.

Several universities in California have already installed charging stations.  Most of those universities charge on a per-hour basis ($1 to $1.50 per hour of charge).  Biola hasn’t yet decided how it’ll charge for use of its future charging stations.

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7 responses to "By California Code, New Parking Structure Gets 75 Clean Air Vehicle Parking Spaces and 40 Charging Stations"

  1. pjwood says:

    I hope more full-day lots consider installations where the plug can shift to other vehicles during the day, without cars having to move. Almost everything other than a Tesla finishes an L2 charge in less than 4hrs. Putting them against a wall reduces the possibility of someone pirating the plug, but also limits their usefulness and revenue potential.

  2. KeiJidosha says:

    Including charging infrastructure at time of construction reduces costs to a small percentage of retrofitting. Once built, cost seems a permanent barrier to upgrade.

    To wit, I attended the Auto Show this week at the LA Convention Center. Thousands of parking spaces, but only 2 chargers at LA’s premier entertainment destination. 4 years after LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced an “Electric vehicle infrastructure plan”, why else would LA’s showcase convention center remains so obsolete?

  3. Ambulator says:

    I’m happy to see more charging points installed, but mandating special parking space for clean air vehicles seems nuts.

    1. kdawg says:

      You mean spaces that don’t have chargers? If yes, then I agree. What’s the point? Do parking decks fill up that often? Or are these spots in nicer locations?

  4. kdawg says:

    “Biola says it wants to wait until a single charging standard is decided upon before installing the stations”
    ——————————
    They’re going to be waiting awhile.

    I think they should just put a bunch of L2 chargers in. (unless they want to shell the bucks out for a SAE/Chademo charger)

  5. Rick says:

    Virginia 75 coal stations pEr parking state EVs banned.

  6. Foo says:

    Now that’s a charging station of biblical proportions!