Clark County is considering adopting an electric vehicle ordinance to make electric vehicle (EV) charging more convenient and more widespread.
- Improve air quality
- Improve public health
- Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
The actions required to achieve these goals:
- Reduce car dependency
- Increase mobility options
- Electrify transportation
According to Green Car Reports, an October 2019 poll, which surveyed 1,510 drivers in the U.S.:
- 74 percent of all respondents agreed that electric cars are the future.
- 61 percent of respondents cited more charging infrastructure as the biggest factor holding back their purchase.
Additional reasons for building EV infrastructure now include:
- EVs are increasing in market share
- Every major manufacturer is shifting their production to EVs
- Clean Cars Nevada
- Charging is a barrier
- EV infrastructure upfront is cheaper
What Would the Ordinance Require?
All new buildings must include necessary electrical equipment to install—or enable the installation of—EV charging stations.
Advantages of EV Ready
- Requires minimum number of EV-installed parking spots at build
- Requires EV- ready parking spots in a % of total parking spaces
- Allows future owners, landlords or tenants to easily install charging stations when needed