May 15, 2024 - Technology

Hot home amenity: EV chargers

Bar chart showing the share of EV-friendly home listings on Realtor.com in 2023. San Jose, Calif. led the way with 4.9 percent of listings. San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Oxnard, Calif., San Diego, Riverside, Calif., Honolulu and Austin rounded out the rest of top metros.
Data: Realtor.com, Cox Automotive; Note: Among 100 biggest metro areas; Chart: Axios Visuals

Homes with electric car chargers could soon hold greater resale value than those without, Realtor.com chief economist Danielle Hale tells Axios.

  • Home chargers are more convenient than public chargers, and often faster than the charging cables that come with many EVs.

State of play: Nearly 1% of U.S. homes listed on Realtor.com last year were described as EV-friendly, up from 0.1% five years earlier, according to a report from that site and Cox Automotive.

What they're saying: "I don't want to worry about getting to a charging station and waiting," says Chicago-area homeowner Jeanne Gallo, who received a federal tax credit to install a charger in her garage.

Note: Cox Automotive's parent company, Cox Enterprises, also owns Axios.

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