Electric cars and technology are upending transportation as we know it. But is Colorado prepared?

The House of Representatives last week passed a bill to require builders to offer homebuyers the option of installing the wiring needed to charge electric vehicles — similar to an existing requirement that they offer pre-wiring for solar panels.

Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, said he proposed House Bill 1107 because it’s cheaper to install wiring while a home’s being built than to retrofit later. That bill passed the Democratic-led House this week, largely along party lines. But despite being co-sponsored by a Republican, it could face an uphill battle in the GOP-led Senate to become law.