Charging six electric cars at once could cause local power outages | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

The national system operator itself says it is up to the challenge. It believes electric vehicles could drive electricity demand up by 13- 21 TWh by 2033 and at peak times create a net drain of 1GW, the equivalent of two large power plants.But these numbers don’t stack up. 21 TWh, averaged over 24 hours, equates to 2.4GW. The peak would be much higher still.

Most drivers logically would plug their cars in during early evening, so we could easily be looking at a peak of 20GW plus.Smart chargers might help to spread the load a little, but how many drivers will wake up next morning, and find their car batteries are still flat? Particularly when the Grid decides to draw power back from your car at breakfast time, when demand peaks.

Source: Charging six electric cars at once could cause local power outages | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

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