TITLE XX
TRANSPORTATION

CHAPTER 236
HIGHWAY REGULATION, PROTECTION AND CONTROL REGULATIONS

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Section 236:133

    236:133 Operation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations; Signage. –
I. The department of transportation shall coordinate with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to ensure sufficient and up-to-date coverage of uniform signage on federal highways using the "Alternative Electric Vehicle Charging Symbol Sign."
II. The department of transportation shall develop and install uniform signage consistent with FHWA's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for use on state roadways to direct drivers to charging and hydrogen fueling stations.
III. All publicly funded chargers, including those funded by the Volkswagen Trust Settlement or by federal or other competitively awarded funds, installed after the effective date of this paragraph that are accessible to the public shall be equipped to enable universal access.
IV. An owner of an electric vehicle charging station shall not be deemed to be a "utility," "public utility," or "public service company" solely by virtue of the fact that such an owner is an owner of an electric vehicle charging station. All electricity distribution companies shall make available in tariffs terms and rates for electronic vehicle charging stations and offer such information to the public.
V. The public utilities commission shall:
(a) Within 2 years, consider and determine whether it is appropriate to implement any of the following rate design standards for electric companies and public service companies:
(1) Cost of service;
(2) Prohibition of declining block rates;
(3) Time of day rates;
(4) Seasonal rates;
(5) Interruptible rates;
(6) Load management techniques; and
(7) Demand charges.
(b) Consider and determine whether it is appropriate to implement electric vehicle time of day rates for residential and commercial customers. The standards for determination of such implementation shall include consideration whether such implementation would encourage energy conservation, optimal and efficient use of facilities and resources by an electric company, and equitable rates for electric consumers.
VI. The owner or operator of a public electric vehicle charging station that requires payment of a fee shall provide multiple payment options that allow access by the public.
VII. The owner or operator of a public electric vehicle charging station shall disclose the location and characteristics of each such public electric vehicle charging station, including, but not limited to, the address, voltage, and timing restrictions, to the federal database operated by the United States Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center.

Source. 2018, 262:1, eff. Aug. 11, 2018. 2021, 204:2, Pt. I, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 10, 2021.