California Building Code Updates for EV Accessibility Rules

The adoption of the accessibility provisions to the 2016 California Building Code included an entire new set of requirements for accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Spaces. These are the first requirements in the nation to address the accessibility of EVCS installations. These issues have been tackled by the California State Architect Office with changes to the 2016 Building Code approved in January this year. The new official building codes will be printed in July with changes becoming mandatory starting January 1st, 2017.


Click these links for more information:            (SacEV synopsis of Accessibility Regulation Changes for EVCSs--2016)               (Legal Anayses of AB 1236--2016)              (Dept. of General Services EV Charging Station Regulations--2015)