Dream of using solar panels to power your zero emissions electric car? City Ventures of California and Nissan are coming together to make that dream a reality for you by prewiring 190 Southern California townhomes for electric vehicle chargers.
This effort – said to be the largest residential, electric vehicle prewiring project in the United States – will give residents of City Ventures’ developments in Signal Hill and Santa Barbara, and later, Alhambra, prewired parking spaces or garages, allowing for the easy installation of a Level 2 (240 volt/40 amp) electric vehicle charging dock, the recommended method for home charging of the Nissan Leaf.
According to a recent release, such infrastructure will be standard at all new City Ventures developments moving forward – which is signficant, considering the company is one of the leading builders of affordable green housing in urban areas in the Golden State.
Herb Gardner, City Ventures’ president of homebuilding, noted that the prewiring of multifamily units for electric vehicle charging fits the company’s focus on the all-electric lifestyle. “By prewiring multifamily units, homeowners now have a simple, low-cost option to charge their all-electric Nissan LEAF at our all-electric home, and can even use the home’s solar panels to power their car. They’ll never have a gasoline or gas utility bill again resulting in a win-win for their pocketbooks and the environment.”