Process To Add Public Electric Vehicle Chargers Approved In Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA — To help meet anticipated future growth of electric vehicle use, Alexandria City Council approved the framework for adding charging equipment.

Alexandria City Council voted Tuesday to approve a process for vendors to build and operate electric vehicle supply equipment for public use. Under the process, vendors would finance, own and operate chargers on select public properties, and the city would receive a share of revenue. Vendors would have to provide secure payment methods for users and meet other criteria set by the city.


Alexandria’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan from May 2023 has goals of electric vehicles representing 50 percent of car sales by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. According to a city staff presentation, Alexandria residents are adopting electric vehicles more quickly than the national average. The city estimates 1,017 electric vehicles in the 22314 ZIP code, 709 in the 22304 ZIP code, 529 in the 22301 ZIP code and hundreds more in remaining ZIP codes within the city.

The city has identified 27 locations of facilities where public electric vehicle charging could be offered. Under the process, the city will accept proposals from vendors seeking electric vehicle charging locations through Sept. 13. Proposals would go to City Council on Sept. 24, and recommendations on selected vendors would happen in December.

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