Los Angeles, California – U.S. homebuilding company KB Home will begin offering an option to pre-wire select new houses to accommodate charging stations for electric vehicles.
The new option is designed to ease the future installation of a station to charge an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle conveniently at home. The option is now available to house buyers across the country.
“KB Home is building new homes that are relevant to the way homebuyers are living, now and in the future,” said Jeffrey Metzger, president and CEO. “This is just one of many innovative and earth-friendly options that homeowners can choose from as part of KB Homes’ Built to Order experience. It’s a great feature for homebuyers who currently drive electric cars, or for those who want to build their new home to accommodate these cars in the future.”
The nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute, dedicated to driving the efficient and restorative use of resources, recently launched Project Get Ready to help communities prepare for and support plug-in vehicles. “It is critical for the mass adoption of electric vehicles to have companies like KB Home leading in the industry by offering this pre-wire option, as the majority of electric vehicle charging will be done at home overnight,” said Project Get Ready manager Matt Mattila. “Not only is it convenient, but when managed correctly, charging overnight at home will put less strain on the grid than opportunity daytime charging at public charging stations.”