05 Sep '18, 12pm

IN DEPTH: Why the wind power industry needs electric vehicles

On the surface, electric vehicles (EVs) may seem of scant relevance to the renewables industry, little more than an expensive novelty that might one day increase the demand for electricity. Yet a consensus is emerging that the ongoing expansion of wind and solar power may not be possible without the rise of EVs. “There is not going to be 40% energy generated by renewables in Europe over the next 15 years if electric vehicles are not going to be there — they’re too important,” Francesco Venturini, chief executive of Enel X and former head of Enel Green Power, told a recent energy conference. The reason has nothing to do with the fact that EVs can transport people from A to B without the use of fossil fuels. It is because they have huge batteries that will be plugged in for large proportions of each day — able to store enormous amounts of renewable energy. Multiple studies s...

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