Howard County Bill Calls For New Homes to Support Electric Vehicle Charging

electric car chargingThe Howard County Council is considering a bill intended to remove some of the barriers to electric vehicle usage by requiring new single family homes and apartment buildings to have the infrastructure in place to support electric vehicle charging stations.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

“We are concerned about the environment and we think electric vehicles will help,” said Jen Terrasa, a Democratic member of the County Council who introduced a bill to require the necessary wiring and other infrastructure. “We have the capacity or will have to work toward getting the capacity to make the transition away from [gasoline] vehicles.”

Apartments and townhouse communities without garages would be required to have one station per 25 units.

For more information read The Baltimore Sun