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Prof. Aseem Prakash on Forbes, "California Is Facing An Electricity Crisis. But It Has Also Mandated A Switchover To Electric Vehicles"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on September 8, 2022 - 1:44pm

Prof. Aseem Prakash and colleague Prof. Nives Dolšak on Forbes site noting, "...Gasoline car owners drive up to gas stations anytime to fuel up. EV owners would probably expect the same: charge their cars at their convenience.

But can they? Apparently not.

California’s EV announcement came at an unfortunate time because the state soon thereafter experienced a heatwave. This led to a surge in electricity demand, creating the possibility of widespread rolling blackouts...."

What then to supply the the EVs of the future? "In sum, the electrification of the automobile sector is an important step to addressing the climate challenge. However, policymakers should issue EV mandates only after figuring out how to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply."

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