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File #: 21-2064    Version: 1 Name: Resolution to Approve Agreement Between the City of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Ann Arbor Regarding Responsibilities and Cost Allocation for the Installation of 80 Electric Vehicle Chargers in Public Parking Spaces (6 V
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/6/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/6/2021 Final action: 12/6/2021
Enactment date: 12/6/2021 Enactment #: R-21-442
Title: Resolution to Approve Agreement Between the City of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Ann Arbor Regarding Responsibilities and Cost Allocation for the Installation of 80 Electric Vehicle Chargers in Public Parking Spaces and Authorize City Share ($367,200.00)
Attachments: 1. CityDDA - Electric Vehicle Chargers AgreementUpdated 11.11.21.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Agreement Between the City of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Ann Arbor Regarding Responsibilities and Cost Allocation for the Installation of 80 Electric Vehicle Chargers in Public Parking Spaces and Authorize City Share ($367,200.00)
Memorandum
The City of Ann Arbor has made aggressive goals around climate action, including supporting a transition to electric vehicles for transportation. Research shows that one of the primary ways a city can support the transition to electric vehicles is by providing electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Having robust and highly visible electric vehicle charging infrastructure helps residents confront range anxiety, or the fear that chargers may not exist when needed.

Given this, the City of Ann Arbor has a goal of installing at least 100 new public electric vehicle chargers annually. One of the first areas of demand for charging in the downtown corridor. As such, the City has been working with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) since before the COVID-19 pandemic to identify locations where electric vehicle chargers should be installed based on demand.

The COVID-19 pandemic, however, slowed down this work and caused major economic hardships to the DDA. Despite this, the City continued to work with the DDA to advance a potential installation of many electric vehicle chargers. In the fall of 2021, the DDA and the City began working with ChargePoint, the currently manufacturer of the City's electric vehicle charging infrastructure, on a potential charging as a service contract. After negotiating with ChargePoint, the City and the DDA agreed that a 5-year charging as a service contract was the most viable means of getting a significant number of charging infrastructure into the downtown core.

As part of the charging as a service contract, the City and DDA would get 80 electric vehicle chargers installed, would receive operation and maintenance support dire...

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