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File #: 24-262    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 4/12/2024 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/15/2024 Final action:
Title: Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider an Electric Vehicle Charging Fee Ordinance
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Ordinance, 2. Att.B - Electric Vehicle Fee Methodology, 3. Att.C - Additional Background & Discussion
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AGENDA DATE: 5/15/2024

Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider an Electric Vehicle Charging Fee Ordinance

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Schedule a public hearing to consider the Ordinance to Establish Fee Rates for County-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Wall, Rosenberg, Bessette, Stewart, Dumars, Strother, Mowry



REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Albemarle County's Climate Action Plan target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community by 45% from 2008 levels by 2030 and to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. Transportation emissions are estimated to account for 48% of the emissions in Albemarle County. Leveraging County assets to facilitate the expansion of electric vehicle charging equipment to encourage the use of electric vehicles is essential to meeting community greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.

In 2021, the County installed electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the County Office Building parking lot for use by the general public. The total project cost was $333,008, including grant funds and $100,000 of Board dedicated climate action funds. Since commissioning, the County has hosted approximately 8,000 unique drivers at the county-owned facilities, dispensing over 696 mega-watt-hours of electricity, for an accumulated greenhouse gas emissions savings of over 487 metric tons.

At the time of installation, state agencies and localities were not permitted to assess fees for electricity distribution. As a result, EV owners charge their EVs at County charging stations free of charge. Virginia Code ? 2.2-614.5 was subsequently amended to allow government agencies to operate EV charging stations and to charge for service at prevailing rates. Other jurisdictions, including Alexandria and Fairfax County, have already established EV charging fees. A draft ordinance to establish EV charging fees to re...

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