AN ACT TO REGULATE PARKING IN AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION.
Adds to GS 20-4.01 to define electric vehicle charging station to mean a public or private parking space that is served by charging equipment that has as its primary purpose the transfer of electric energy to a battery or other energy storage device in an electric vehicle.
Enacts GS 20-162.4 to prohibit parking a vehicle in an electric vehicle charging station located on public or private property if the vehicle is not connected to the charging equipment. Provides for a $100 fine for a violation. Details signage required of a space designated as an electric vehicle charging station. Permits municipalities to, by ordinance, prohibit additional conduct and provide higher penalties regarding parking in a space designated as an electric vehicle charging station. Requires enforcement by the State, county, city, and other municipal authorities in their respective jurisdictions in the same manner as other parking laws and ordinances are enforced.
Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2019.
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