Palo Alto votes to pre-wire new homes for cars
PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Palo Alto takes a big new step in the electric vehicle revolution -- new homes in the city must come pre-wired for chargers. The city council voted nine-nothing last night for changing the building code in the city that's home Tesla Motors.
Supporters say it will cost only $200 to pre-wire new homes for charging stations. That compares to $8,000 to install wiring in existing homes. The council also approved steps to make it easier to get a permit to install a charging station.
palo alto, energy, peninsula news
- Water main break floods Castro Valley neighborhood
- Four people in the South Bay die due to cold weather
- North Korea deports elderly Palo Alto man
- Cal students led move toward divestment
- Craigslist ad asks to rent family for Christmas
- Local schools race to keep up with technology
- Man suspected of throwing 2 cats into bay arrested
- Make-A-Wish, Macy's team up to help Daly City girl
- New option studied for treating back pain
- SF man calls 7 On Your Side to help in luggage mixup
- Photos: Record low temperatures freeze the Bay Area
- abcnews: Fierce winds force pilots to abort landing...
- roundup: Teen struck in crosswalk; EPA shooting
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Saturday