Québec government – mandatory 240V outlets for EV for all new construction homes and condos
The Quebec government will change its building code to make mandatory the 240V infrastructure for charging station for electric vehicles. This measure will add about $400 to the cost of a new house or condo.
The installation of 8 gauge electrical wire outside the house, inside the garage or in the condo parking lot during construction will help stimulate electric vehicles sales in the province. The Régie du bâtiment du Québec will publish the new regulation by the end of summer.
The construction industry is favorable to this improvement. It is less expensive for homeowners to complete this infrastructure during construction.
This change will also be implemented to existing apartments. Landlords will have to install the 240V outlets for their tenants.
When will Ontario follow Quebec’s lead?