I can’t imagine that we won’t see charging stations in at least one new Charlottesville neighborhood in the next two years.
UVA has a charging station on in the parking garage on Central Grounds. And apparently Colonial Nissan has a charging station as well. The new Arden Place apartments have an EV plug. I thought I’d heard that the new Stonefield shopping center would have one.
But … which neighborhood will have charging stations? Which builder will offer them first? If the cost is really about $200, it seems like a no-brainer option, right?
Here’s hoping the City of Charlottesville doesn’t take this upon themselves to legislate as Palo Alto just has … we’re not close to Tesla, after all.
The city council in Palo Alto, California, unanimously voted Monday night to make a small change to the city’s building code that signals a big shift in the future of private transportation. Now, every new home constructed in town will have to come pre-wired with the ability to charge electric vehicles, a move designed to ensure the city that’s home to cutting-edge car-maker Tesla will also be home to the EV industry’s early-adopting consumers.