Another way to destroy a grid: add a million electric vehicles


By: - Climate DepotMarch 28, 2018 12:15 PM

Another way to destroy a grid: add a million electric vehicles

http://joannenova.com.au/2018/03/another-way-to-destroy-a-grid-add-a-million-electric-vehicles/

New electric vehicles have big fat batteries, which will help solve the problem known as “charge anxiety” (let’s call that the Flat-Bat-Fear). The new fat-batteries, however, have the small catch that they need two days to trickle charge. Hmm. Then there is the other catch that each slow charger (7KW) is equivalent to adding nearly three houses to the grid. At the same time our Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg predicts there will be one million electric cars on Australian roads by 2030. You might think this is slow motion train wreck, but we might avoid this if households opt for fast 50KW chargers. In that case we can do the train-wreck at top speed. Each fast charger will apparently be “like” adding the equivalent of 20, count them, 20 homes. This is fearmongering obviously — no one is going to want a fast charger when they could leave the car in the garage for 48 hours instead. New Zealand report claims new generation electric vehicles threaten the power network Ben Packham, The Australian New Zealand’s biggest energy distributor, Vector, warned electric vehicle chargers “put a large electrical load on the network”, with even 2.4kW “trickle” chargers adding the […]Rating: 8.6/10 (7 votes cast)

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