Eric Brassard charges his new BMW i3 electric car in his garage (Image:: J. Schmelzer/WSJ)

Electric Cars Spark Growth in Home Charging Stations

As electric vehicles gain popularity, more homeowners and real-estate developers are adding this relatively low-cost amenity Self-described “car guy” Eric Brassard recently paid $846,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. One big draw: It was wired to allow a charging station for vehicles. The 29-year-old TV-development executive didn’t