11 Jul '18, 11pm

National Grid: UK can cope with surging EV power demand

National Grid: UK can cope with surging EV power demand

The UK can avoid a sharp increase in peak electricity demand by mid-century by ensuring the rollout of millions of electric vehicles (EVs) is combined with smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies. In the annual update to its Future Energy Scenarios report, released today, National Grid said peak electricity demand could soar above 85GW by 2050, from just under 60GW today, driven by a shift towards electric heating technologies and EVs. Related articles Thirsty work: Molson Coors and Pepsi-Co announce science-based climate progress Half of young drivers want an electric car The Road to Zero presents new opportunities for energy networks National Grid: UK can cope with surging EV power demand Over 45,000 businesses at risk of EU energy efficiency fines But soaring power demand could be curbed to an increase in peak demand of just 8GW by 2040 provided the bulk o...

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