The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Homebuilder Offers Pre-wire Option for EV Charging

March 09, 2010

LOS ANGELES - KB Home, a major American homebuilder, announced it will begin offering an option to pre-wire its new custom homes to accommodate charging stations for homeowners' electric vehicles. 

This 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 company said. The pre-wire option is now available to KB Home homebuyers nationwide. 

"KB Home is building new homes that are relevant to the way homebuyers are living -- now and in the future," said Jeffrey Mezger, president and CEO of KB Home. 

The Rocky Mountain Institute recently launched Project Get Ready, a program that aims 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 the industry by offering this pre-wire option, as the majority of electric vehicle charging will be done at home overnight," said Matt Mattila, project manager for Project Get Ready. "Not only is it convenient, but when managed correctly, charging overnight, at home, will put less strain on the grid than opportunity day-time charging at public charging stations."

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

The Department of Transportation was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966.

Read more

Alternative Fuel Locator

Use the Alternative Fuel Locator to find stations near you.

Launch Alternative Fuel Locator

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher