EV Building Codes Toolkit

A Guide For Adopting Equitable US Code
Multi-family dwelling

This toolkit is an educational resource to help electric vehicle (EV) advocates and decision makers understand and facilitate the process of adopting equitable EV readiness building codes in cities, states, and territories throughout the US. It contains best practices for thinking about equitable EV code policy; model code language; and additional resources.

Download the full toolkit.

Additional Resources

"Tale of Two EV Drivers" Video

This short video clearly illustrates the differences in cost and convenience between charging at a single-family home and charging at an apartment complex without an assigned charging space. Organizations advocating for EV codes in their communities are encouraged to download the video and use it to support their outreach efforts. Version One ends with the EVCAC website link. Version Two can be customized for your organization or call to action.

Fifty-State+ Spreadsheet

This compendium lists current building codes in all fifty states plus Washington, DC and US Insular Areas (Puerto Rico, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa).

Webinar Recording: How to Use the Toolkit

On October 5, 2023, EVCAC presented a webinar introducing this toolkit, called Creating Better EV Building Codes: What You Need to Know.

Slide deck for community education

Feel free to download the PDF slide deck used in the webinar and use any or all of the slides to educate your community about the importance of EV readiness building codes. Please credit EV Charging for All Coalition when you share.

The US Model EV Codes Toolkit was made possible by a grant from General Motors and Plug In America.