Beginning this month, the International Code Council will implement some new building standards for new homes.
The building standards organization, which sets voluntary guidelines for new homes, has approved a provision that will make all new homes built in the united states “EV Ready.” Homes are typically equipped with wiring for only a few 240 watt outlets in the garage.That’s only enough power to handle a washer and dryer.
The ICC says new research shows by 2030, the U.S. will need 9.6 million new electric vehicle charging ports. A large percentage of those, 80%, will be in single and multi-family residential buildings.
The new voluntary guidelines will call for installing panels, outlets and conduits that can charge at least one full size electric vehicle in a garage overnight.