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Record #: O2019-2595   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/13/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 17-10 and 17-17 by adding new Sections 17-10-1011 and 17-17-0251.5 regarding electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment
Sponsors: Reilly, Brendan
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 10 Parking & Loading, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 17 Terminology & Measurements, Land Use & Zoning-Tables & Index
Attachments: 1. O2019-2595.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on Zoning City Council Meeting March 13, 2019 Alderman Brendan Reilly, 42nd Ward


WHEREAS, The City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule municipality as described in Section 6(a), Article VII ofthe 1970 Constitution ofthe State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The global electric vehicle stock surpassed 2 million cars in 2016, and is set to increase to over 3 million cars by 2021. The future is electric, and hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles will be delivered in the United States over the next few years; and

WHEREAS, It is critical to the City's continued economic growth and development that it takes steps to ensure that electric vehicle charging is available and convenient for the coming wave of owners embracing this sustainable technology; and

WHEREAS, Electric vehicle supply equipment and its infrastructure, which allow electric vehicle owners to charge their cars, are quickly becoming the most significant barriers to growth in this segment. Unlike gasoline car owners, charging behavior for electric vehicle owners indicates that more than 80% charge their cars at home or at work; and

WHEREAS, The accessibility of electric vehicle chargers in parking facilities at home and at work is critical, and municipal codes need to be updated to address these needs; now, therefore,


SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals are adopted and incorporated into and made a part of this Ordinance.

SECTION 2. Section 17-17-0200 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting a new Section 17-17-0251.5, as follows:

17-17-0251.5-A Electric Vehicle. Any vehicle that is licensed and registered for operation on public and private highways, roads, and streets; either partially or exclusively, on electrical energy from the grid, or an off-board source, that is stored on-board via a battery f...

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