02 October 2013
Palo Alto Requires New Homes Be Pre-Wired for Electric Vehicles
Palo Alto City Council adopted a proposal that requires new homes be pre-wired for electric vehicles, specifically 240 Volt 2 Level Charging Stations. The City also streamlined the permitting process of installing a charger.
Vice Mayor Nancy Shepherd says the initiative was inspired by resident Sven Thesen, an Evergreen Park resident, who installed a curbside charger outside his home for public use per this San Jose Mercury News article.
Do you want your city to adopt a similar program? Here's Palo Alto's Guideline and keep me posted if you decide to approach your city and your city adopts similar requirements.
If you're interested in reading more about electric vehicles, here are my past car reviews:
- Chevy Volt
- Plugin Prius Hybrid
- Nissan Leaf
- BMW ActiveE
as well as California Governor Jerry Brown's 2012 Announcement to fund electric charging stations across California.
Posted by Mary Vincent