Link to the bill that was passed in 2019 – https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s6836
The problem with the bill can be found in the summary of provisions: “This bill would
make it a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law for a non-electric vehicle to park in a space **designated for electric charging**.”
That “Designated for electric charging” is the crux of the issues. What I am finding is that many site hosts are either putting no “EV Charging Only” signs near their chargers, or only adding one sign (for a dual-port station).
This means that any ICEV parking in these spaces would not be in violation of the law, despite blocking a charging station from an EV driver.
Some nearby examples where I’ve see this signage issue:
Port Jefferson, Baker’s Alley – https://www.plugshare.com/location/352322. [Only one sign posted](https://photos.plugshare.com/photos/837788.jpg)
Port Jefferson, Barnum Ave – https://www.plugshare.com/location/210553. [2nd space is not marked for EVs.](https://photos.plugshare.com/photos/664497.jpg)
And those are just Level 2 stations.
In recent filings for an EA station near my home, the site host also stated that ALL the spaces would be available for all guests, regardless of EV. You can actually watch a video of the Town Board meeting where the station permit was approved. https://brookhavenny.portal.civicclerk.com/event/426/video
13:00 – Section about EA Station starts
15:10 – Discussion about EV Charging signs
Signage will say “EV Charging”, not “EV Charging Only”. The town board officials even pointed out themselves that this is a stupid idea that doesn’t make any sense.
Not asking a question with this post, just wanted to prompt discussion about how we can avoid these issues.