Sen. McConchie’s New Legislation Ensures Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for People with Disabilities

SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) is working to ease the challenges faced by people with disabilities when charging their electric vehicles (EVs) by improving the accessibility of EV charging stations, ensuring they are more accessible to all.

“While every gas station and pump in America is accessible for the vast majority of people with disabilities, current laws overlook EV chargers,” said Sen. McConchie. “As we are still in the early days of building out EV infrastructure. It is important to guarantee that people with disabilities can conveniently charge their vehicles, just like everyone else.”

Senate Bill 3323, introduced by Sen. Dan McConchie, mandates that all EV charging stations are readily accessible, spaced adequately apart to accessibility needs, equipped with longer charging cords, and meet technical standards to ensure accessibility to all.

SB 3323 passed through committee and will be heard on the Senate Floor.

The Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Station Act, facilitated by Sen. McConchie, would ensure all charging stations are designed to be independently usable by individuals with disabilities. This includes those who might have trouble using their hands, people with limb differences, or individuals reliant on special driving controls.

Watch this video for more information.

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