Palo Alto is requiring new homes to be ready for electric cars. 
The city at the center of Silicon Valley is known for its commitment to clean energy. Biking is very popular inside the city and to surrounding communities. Planners have made sure neighborhoods encourage walking. 
Palo Alto is also the home of Tesla Motors, and with unanimous votes the city council has adopted a proposal that requires new homes be pre-wired for electric vehicles and must include the installation of charging stations.
They've also streamlined the process of installing chargers in older homes. 
- Rob Archer.