Approved Electric Vehicle Code Amendments Effective Dec. 1

On Aug. 23, 2022, Mayor and Council approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code to ensure that new commercial development in Tucson is Electric Vehicle (EV) ready. The new regulations will go into effect on Dec. 1, 2022.

These new requirements come after more than a year of stakeholder and public engagement, community input, and technical analysis to develop the proposal. The revised proposed ordinance reflective of that process was presented to Mayor and Council and approved 7-0.

The new regulations will require all new commercial development, multi-family, office, and retail to include EV stations or outlets, as well as conduit to support the future expansion of EV capacity.

These code changes support the City's climate action and adaptation response and Mayor and Council's climate emergency declaration.

Information related to these amendments and the process for their adoption may be found on the project website.