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Palo Alto eyes expanded electric-vehicle requirements

Council committee to discuss proposal on Tuesday night

Palo Alto's enthusiastic efforts to promote electric vehicles could receive another jolt Tuesday night, when a City Council committee considers a new law requiring all new non-residential developments and multi-family housing complexes to accommodate charging stations.

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Posted by MP Resident
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

Legislating specific technologies seems like a really poor idea.

Nobody really knows whether plug-in-at-home vs a Supercharger vs something out in left field is the future of the reduced-emissions vehicle.

Besides, given the increasing density (which is happening - sorry, but MP/PA/MV are cities, like it or not), perhaps offering "bicycle only" parking for a percentage of units could be a much cheaper option than mandating EV charging.


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Posted by palo alto resident
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

@MP resident - the change in the law would only require including "circuitry that can accommodate charging stations" not the chargers themselves. This mean having a large enough dedicated circuit to include a charging station in the future. Not really that big of a deal.


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Posted by John
a resident of Midtown
on May 10, 2014 at 11:01 am

Where will the electricity come from? Nuclear?


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Posted by Not a problem
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 11, 2014 at 11:02 am

My understanding is this has been explored and eliminated as an issue. Do a google search.
Btw on the 5kw of electricity used to make a gallon of gas, my electric car can travel 20 miles.


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Posted by Midtown
a resident of Midtown
on May 11, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Left wing poppycock. If you want to push EV require every gas station to have 2 or more level 3 chargers or not sell gas. Then we would see where the BS is.


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Posted by Midtown
a resident of Midtown
on May 11, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Left wing poppycock. If you want to push EV require every gas station to have 2 or more level 3 chargers or not sell gas. Then we would see where the BS is.


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