New StoneHaven Community in Glendale will be 100% "EV Ready"
Through partnerships with the city of Glendale, Taylor Morrison, Lennar Corporation and Pulte Homes, a new SRP ENERGY STAR Homes community in Glendale will feature homes with at least one 240-volt Level 2 charging outlet in the garage for fast electric vehicle charging. These outlets are part of the standard garage package for homes in the community of more than 1,200 new houses once it reaches full buildout.
“Glendale is committed to making good on our environmental sustainability goals,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “StoneHaven is an example of Glendale leading by policy and by partnering with the business community. These types of partnerships continue to make Glendale the city of choice for new generations of residents.”
StoneHaven is part of SRP’s ENERGY STAR Homes program which now offers an incentive to homebuilders to make communities “EV ready.” Homebuilders can receive $300 from SRP for each ENERGY STAR home that is pre-wired for Level 2 electric vehicle charging. This applies to communities that are part of SRP’s service territory and Glendale is the first city in Arizona to request that these outlets be installed in every garage of new master-planned communities to accommodate quicker electric vehicle charging. Level 2 wiring supports the most advanced charging technology now available, including smart chargers and Amazon Alexa-enabled charging.
“Pre-wiring homes for EV charging capabilities adds value for all individuals involved,” said Rebecca Smout, SRP Program Manager. “This includes homebuilders who will soon be required to install this wiring, and homeowners who now have the option to charge EV’s without putting in expensive infrastructure themselves. Homeowners will also see increased resale values as EV charging will soon be an expectation of homebuyers in the Valley area moving forward.”
Linked here is the full story on the city of Glendale website, including video of the StoneHaven community with interviews from partners.
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SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.