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Palo Alto To Require Electric-Car Charger Wiring In New Homes

By John Voelcker 125 views Sep 27, 2013 Follow John Add to circle Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott Enlarge Photo With most electric-car charging today taking place in the garages of private homes, installing a home charging station can pose a hurdle to potential buyers. Now Palo Alto, California--the city in the center of Silicon Valley--is moving to make it easier for homeowners who want to switch to an electric car. The city council adopted a proposal that Palo Alto's building code be changed to require that new homes come prewired for the installation of 240-Volt Level 2 charging stations. The additional cost of adding such wiring to a house being built is only about $200, a fraction of the cost of retrofitted an older house with the appropriate electrical ser...

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