But we won’t all be recharging at an average rate, we will all start recharging as we get home from work in the evening. Peak demand is what matters here.
I might be considered a crank but my objections are based on physics. The infrastructure cost of upgrading most of the end point substations is going to be considerable, and I do believe it will be necessary.
Also the raw materials for lithium batteries as used by the model 3 don’t exist on earth, I’m talking about cobalt. The planet only has enough to convert the UK to ev’s over the next 30 years with lithium batteries, so this is my basis for thinking Tesla is doomed unless it has a magic new battery type.
I also have a problem with charging batteries from electricity from gas, burning gas to charge a battery instead of burning petrol is madness and in no way helping the planet. Every conversion has a loss and gas to electric to lithium has an extra conversion which increases co2 emissions.
How many power cuts in the next 10 years, none. The limiting factor of cobalt supply will see that ev’s are only gradually introduced, substations will be upgraded at the same time as well as low capacity chargers in workplaces. I predict low capacity chargers in workplaces because nobody is going to let a couple of hundred employees plug in the equivalent of 3 kettles each for 8 hours every day in the car park, whether they are paying for it or not.
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