As a state, our capacity to meet our climate goals rests heavily on our ability to transition quickly to electric vehicles (EVs). Incorporating strong electric vehicle (EV) readiness requirements in our building codes is a vital step to supporting this goal as access to convenient and reliable charging opportunities is essential for promoting consumer acceptance of EVs. Since the cost of installing charging infrastructure during a building retrofit is substantially higher than during new construction, building codes that require new construction support the deployment of EV charging infrastructure makes sense for Vermont. REV strongly supports the Department of Public Service’s proactive efforts to incorporate EV readiness into our building codes.
Read REV’s letter of support.