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New York mandates EV charging stations at all new residential, commercial builds

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New legislation in New York requires new commercial properties, private homes, and apartment complexes to include electric vehicle (EV) charging stations or EV-ready parking spaces to boost accessibility.


Advocates in the EV space support the move, especially for urban residents without personal chargers. However, they acknowledges that it will increase construction costs, as on-site chargers are expensive.

The new law mandates one EV-ready parking space for homes with off-street parking, and multi-family and commercial buildings must include level-2 charging stations. This comes as the price of used EVs has dropped significantly, making them more affordable than some used gas-powered cars. Critics argue the legislation will raise home construction costs in the state.