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San Francisco building codes to require all new homes to be wired for EV charging

Discussion in 'News' started by johnr, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. johnr

    johnr Member

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    From the Sydney Morning Herald (yes, the Aussies are taking an interest in California's EV roll-out).

    California gets all wired up for electric car surge

    Looks like San Francisco is displaying an unprecedented level of commitment to EVs.
     
  2. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    Hopefully this becomes more and more common place, especially because it's one of the biggest requirements to wide-spread EV adoption.

    The next place on the list, if they don't already have the same codes, is probably some place in New York or, better yet, an entire state (or 50 :wink: ).
     
  3. dwegmull

    dwegmull 2013 Model S 85

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    My understanding is that the California building code already requires new constructions to be "EV ready": this means an empty slot in the braker panel and an empty conduit (a.k.a. "Smurf tube") from it to a spot on the garage wall. I'm not sure when this rule went into force but I've seen this setup in a 5 year old house.

    Greetings,
    David
     

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