03 Jan '18, 4pm

No, electric cars (still) aren't crashing the grid. Again. - Green Car Reports

Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland [photo: Forth] Enlarge Photo Remember all those brownouts we experienced last week because everyone plugged in their electric cars? No? Oh right, that didn't happen. It still isn't happening. And it's unlikely to ever happen. That's the conclusion of a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), using infrastructure investment data from California's biggest electricity providers. DON'T MISS: Utility V2G test with BMW shows electric cars can aid the grid Using California—America's largest EV market— the NRDC blog post spells out two key takeaways as part of its study into demand on the grid from electric vehicles: 1) The grid can reliably accommodate hundreds of thousands of EVs; and 2) Time-of-use (TOU) rates are simple and useful tools for shifting electric-car charging times into ...

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