New homes in Palo Alto, Calif., to have wiring for electric vehicle chargers

The Palo Alto, Calif., city council recently endorsed a building-code change that would require builders to include wiring in new homes that can easily be connected to an electric vehicle charger.

October 11, 2013

The Palo Alto, Calif., city council recently endorsed a building-code change that would require builders to include wiring in new homes that can easily be connected to an electric vehicle charger. To wire a new house for an electric vehicle charger, it costs under $200 — a quarter of the price tag for installing a charger at an existing home, according to Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff.

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