Although Nissan is making large efforts to green up their vehicle lineup, they are working toward greening up consumers' lifestyles as well. On August 1st, Nissan Americas and City Ventures announced a collaborative effort to pre-wire approximately 200 homes in California to lay the groundwork for electric vehicle chargers. This is the largest residential, pre-wiring venture of its kind in the U.S.
Why are they pre-wiring you ask? Level II electric vehicle charging docks recommended for the Nissan LEAF, that's what. And, while only three developments in California have been selected to initially participate in the initiative, City Ventures plans to pre-wire houses in all of its new housing developments, moving forward.
"City Ventures' goal is to provide the most advanced and cost-effective solutions to buying a green home, including offering affordable solar-powered and all-electric homes," explains Herb Gardner, President of Homebuilding, City Ventures. "By pre-wiring multi-family units, homeowners now have a simple, low-cost option to charge their all-electric Nissan LEAF at our all-electric home, and even use the home's solar panels to power their car. They'll never have a gasoline or gas utility bill again, resulting in a win-win for their pocketbooks and the environment."1
City Ventures is pre-wiring select homes in three different developments across the state of California and plans to continue to implement this approach to all new developments, moving forward. Nissan is supporting the initiative by providing necessary technical data and critical information on consumer trends.
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