Vancouver Green Building Code Tip#2 – Car Plug-Ins

Over the past 5 years there has been a growing market for electric bicycles and scooters. It is also expected that plug-in electric hybrid vehicles will be available to the public in the near future, followed soon after by the widespread availability of fully electric vehicles. The adoption of this technology represents a significant opportunity to further reduce GHG€™s in our community. However, a primary challenge to their adoption is the fact that they require a charging station in the user€™s home. To that end,  an underground installation of a dedicated circuit from the home€™s electrical panel to an outlet in the home€™s garage or carport is required under the City of Vancouver Building Code for new homes.