Our Mission

E-MO seeks to advance policies at the state and municipal level that will prepare Missouri’s homes, businesses, and government-owned facilities for an electrified future.

Advancing ordinances and incentives will allow for appropriate electrical infrastructure to support the current and future of electric vehicles (EV) in Missouri. Neighboring states and cities have already moved forward in their efforts to attract EV users as a means to encourage new residents, additional business, and updated technology which is an overall positive impact on the economy. In addition, there is a direct benefit that EV’s provide to our public health.

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Our Plan

Missouri consumers are using more plug-in gadgets, electric cars, scooters, and other services that require more and more electricity. The electric vehicle market continues to grow as several automakers introduce mass-market EVs.

With new business partnerships, you will soon see fleets of vehicles converted to EVs. Don’t believe it? Two words, FORD and AMAZON. We believe Missouri should think like Ford and Amazon and prepare now for the future. Whether it’s a commercial development, municipal parking lot, or a rest stop along the highway, infrastructure for EV charging stations should become part of any construction plan. These hookups are far cheaper to install during construction than afterward.  These efforts will exemplify why Missouri really is the “Show-Me State.”

What Are EV-Ready Building Ordinances?

EV-ready building ordinances are one of the most effective and low-cost strategies for states and local governments to establish EV infrastructure requirements for new construction projects, including the electrical capacity and pre-wiring to make possible the future installation of EV charging stations.

Why Missouri Needs to Adopt EV-Ready Building Ordinances

  • The U.S. and global electric vehicle markets are accelerating rapidly; in fact, the global EV market in 2019 grew 40% compared to the previous record-breaking year. (Edison Electric Institute)
  • Approximately half of all vehicles in the U.S. belong to residents of single-family or duplex homes with access to a dedicated off-street parking space, which could accommodate overnight EV charging.
  • The EV market must support equitable access to emerging technology and to move beyond single-family detached homes in order to expand charging options for multi-family unit dwellings, affordable housing, workplaces, and publicly accessible commercial properties.
  • EV-ready building codes make perfect sense to promote healthy electric transportation, support equitable access to charging, and save building owners thousands in charging station retrofit costs in future years.
  • The other half of U.S. vehicles today do not have reliable access to a dedicated off-street parking space.
  • New construction is designed to last decades, as a result, it should also be ready to accommodate emerging technologies, including the capacity to charge EVs.
  • EV’s provide a direct benefit to our public health.
  • Zero-tailpipe emissions remove toxic airborne pollutants providing a healthier environment for our cities.

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Options to Become an EV-Ready Community

Outside of updating the entire municipal code (which can take up to six years!), municipalities have the option of passing a standalone ordinance to support EV-readiness.

With an EV-ready ordinance, municipalities could vary the percentage of EV-charging spaces required by type of occupancy (i.e. residence, business, hotel, hospital, golf course, municipal building, etc.).

Municipalities have the flexibility to adopt one of three basic options for EV infrastructure requirements – EV Capable, EVSE Ready, or EVSE Installed – and adapt them to best fit the individual needs of each community.

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Single and two-family dwellings with dedicated off-street parking, EV-capable or EVSE-ready outlet provisions are required for at least one parking space per residence.

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Multi-family dwellings and commercial properties, EV infrastructure requirements are applied as a percentage of total parking spaces:

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Multi-family dwellings and commercial properties, EV infrastructure requirements are applied as a percentage of total parking spaces:

MISSOURI UTILITY INCENTIVES FOR EV’S

  • EV’s cost about “a buck” per gallon due to their super high efficiency.
  • Missouri’s electric utilities offer a variety of incentives to ease the transition to zero-emission EV’s.

STATE AND FEDERAL INCENTIVES

  • Federal Tax Credit Up To $7,500!

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