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Santa Clara Requires New Buildings To Be Prewired For EV Chargers

Santa Clara County (in California) has mandated that new homes and non-residential buildings be pre-wired to accommodate electric vehicle charging stations during their construction. This prevents owners from having to pay up to $2,000 to redo wiring in a building that has already been constructed. Pre-wiring only costs up to $200.

2014 Toyota RAV4 EV Interior. Image Credit: Toyota.

The pre-wiring is for Level 2 EV charging stations, which operate at 220-240 volts and can charge electric vehicles in four to seven hours.

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