Would buying a home with a pre-installed electric car charging outlet persuade you to give up your gas guzzler? The Quebec government sure hopes so.
According to the Journal de Montreal the Couillard government will soon require all new homes built in Quebec to have a 240 volt external outlet for recharging electric vehicles.
Adding the charging port during construction would only cost a couple hundred dollars, as opposed to a charging station after the fact, which can set you back nearly $1,000.
If you rent your home the government wants to make sure you can go green too.
According to the report, the government plans to force owners of rental properties to offer tenants a charging station, the measure includes all existing buildings and not just new ones being built.