28 Sep '14, 5pm

Report: Will California require every new home to be EV ready?

Report: Will California require every new home to be EV ready?

California may take yet another step forward as the leading edge of US plug-in vehicle adoption. This time, it could be by tweaking the state's new building codes. The Golden State is considering requiring builders of either new homes or new, larger parking lots to install the infrastructure for plug-in vehicle charging systems at the same time, according to The Long Tail Pipe . Similar rules were put into place in Palo Alto last year . Starting in the 2015-16 fiscal year, developers may be required to install enough juice capacity to eliminate the kind of trenching later required to convert an existing property to be able to host plug-in vehicle charging stations. The hard cost may be as little as $50, and would prevent the expensive electrical upgrades often required for charging-station installations. You can read more about the rules under discussion here . Earlier thi...

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