>Has the electric car age finally arrived? Not quite, but it’s on its way. San Francisco’s new apartment and office buildings are required to be wired for electric car charging stations – as new building codes were adopted by the city. Local authorities have even announced a financing program for homeowners to install chargers on their own.
Charging a car on a regular power supply can take up to eight hours, according to The Independent (http://bit.ly/bzghU6). However, the dedicated charging stations take up to four hours.
Mayor Gavin Newsom has also announced the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations in front of the City Hall (http://nyti.ms/biSvX).