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New Developments Must Be EV Ready in Seattle
"On Monday, the Seattle City Council passed legislation to require to much of new development in the city to provide electric vehicle-ready (EV) equipment," reports Stephen Fesler.
"The objective of the legislation is to ensure that new development with parking will provide the basic equipment necessary to install EV chargers. Making the small infrastructural investment upfront greatly reduces the cost of systems installation later since they will not need to rewire, add ports, and other power systems that are expensive and highly disruptive to install after new construction. This should make it more likely that property owners will choose to install EV systems in the future."