Get Your Garage Ready If You're Planning to Buy an Electric Car

Tom Krisher explains what buyers of Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt will need to charge their cars at home.

Published: 30-Mar-2011

With gas prices rising and instability in the Middle East, the thought of an electric car in the garage might be getting more appealing.

Before you jump for the new technology, though, make sure your garage is ready to be a refueling station.

Depending on which car you buy and how old your home is, it could cost a couple thousand dollars to prep the garage so you can charge a car quickly enough to take off for work in the morning with a full battery.

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