Council approves law to make homes electric-vehicle-friendly
Original post made on Dec 11, 2013
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on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:16 am
Haven't we had enough of "Pass it before you know what's in it" legislation in this country?
on Dec 11, 2013 at 12:31 pm
I approve, city council. Thank you for taking a lead on this issue, especially for NEW construction. In this day and age, all new homes should have the most efficient stuff required... solar, for instance. Pennies on the dollar for the future.
on Dec 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm
I am no real estate/developer expert, but I have been to my share of open houses in the area. More than my share for a while since my girlfriend used to hold open houses in houses for sale all over this area. One thing I think I noticed is that most of the electrical stuff is now centered around the garage on the newer construction I've seen anyway ... so all this talk about how hard it would be to add in EV charging station after the house is constructed is hogwash. This is just another uptick in profit for builders it seems to me.
What are the stats for EV's registered in this area for the last 5 years? I am sure they are going up, but what percentage of homes have EVs. And what would that number be if you removed all the people who worked for Tesla or had a subsidy from Tesla or the government/state to buy an EV?
Maybe it would make more sense to mandate that all houses have room for some kind of average number of cars per square foot number derived from the rest of the city so we do not have such a lack of parking space. That makes more sense to me.
I wish the city council if going to play around it would play at thinking instead of playing at figuring out what future trends will be based on what financial interests feed them.