New report on EV Charging stations for persons with disabilities

February 17, 2012

Virginia Clean Cities and Clean Fuels Ohio and collaborate on releasing “EV Charging for Persons with Disabilities”

For Release February 17th

(Harrisonburg, Virginia) As our nation develops a network of EV charging stations, we must include access for persons with disabilities and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To ensure businesses have resources on proper ways to install charging stations with access for all users, including those with disabilities, Clean Fuels Ohio and Virginia Clean Cities have released “EV Charging for Persons with Disabilities.”< />

“EV Charging for Persons with Disabilities” covers accessible parking, access from vehicle to charging equipment, using the EV charging station, returning to recharge the vehicle, accessing the destination, and fast charger considerations.

“We’re happy to release this valuable information on charging electric vehicles to the public to ensure those with disabilities that choose an electric vehicle have access to public charging stations,” Clean Fuels Ohio Executive Director Sam Spofforth said. “We thank the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority for helping to provide funding for this project.”

“Expanded access to clean fuel options is a benefit for individuals and society” said Alleyn Harned, Executive Director of Virginia Clean Cities. “Multistate collaboration on this report will help a wide range of people gain access to electric vehicle infrastructure, and we hope that the information is useful to planners and installers nationwide.”

The report can be found at and at

Click here to download EV ADA Charging Report February 2012

The report was prepared by Sustainable Transportation Strategies with financial assistance by Clean Fuels Ohio, through a grant from the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, and Virginia Clean Cities through the Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Virginia Clean Cities is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing our energy, economic, and environmental security through petroleum reduction and clean transportation. Virginia Clean Cities operates dozens of domestic fuel and environmental projects for federal, state, agencies and private foundations. To learn more please visit

Clean Fuels Ohio is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the use of cleaner, non-petroleum fuels and efficient vehicles to the transportation industry, community leaders and Ohio citizens. CFO provides technical support for transportation professionals, advocates for sustainable transportation energy policies, and serves as a resource clearinghouse for fleets, policy makers and the public. Headquartered in Columbus, CFO works extensively around the state in collaboration with local partners. For more information visit: