Cost Of EV Chargers Pushing Home Ownership Further Away

  • In a sign of danger for the rest of the nation, proposed measures at the Illinois statehouse could require electric vehicle charging stations in the garage of new homes, a change one builder says would increase costs.
  • Dean Graven of the Home Builders Association of Illinois said neither measure considers the added costs.
  • “This is a mandate with no funding behind it, a mandate that every new house, single-family duplex, then it gets into the multi-family, would have to have electric car charging stations,” Graven told WMAY. “For every $1,000 price increase on a home, you knock out 6,000 buyers.”
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