supremetwo wrote:How many megawatts does our present car and van transport consume?
How much extra electricity will be needed to replace it?
How much will it cost to upgrade the grid and all the substations to provide that extra power needed for electric vehicles?
How long will it take to dig up all the roads to properties for extra-capacity cabling?
How will that be paid for?
Will there be off-peak rates to spread the load?
I could go on - there are so many unanswered questions and an almost-total lack of data on which to make a judgement.
Unfair to load all those householders without vehicles with higher electricity charges, so smart chargers essential to add extra per unit if you charge a car and inevitably to add a road-fund charge to your bill at the same time.
Blame the government that span no-change into a ten-point plan to claim credit with no substance for er, no substance.
You'll find the answers to most of the questions you raise in the various threads on this O&G&E section, over the past several years.
This really is not that big a deal for the overall energy system, certainly the sky is not falling in.
The biggest issue in the UK will be access to overnight (slow) charging for those with no off-street parking, and there I fear the phrase that needs to be uttered, but is being avoided, is "not-for-profit". The intention by quite a few of the normal culprits is I fear blatant price gouging.