Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Paul asks: Can the power grid support this fleet of EVs?
My reply: There are actually several regional grids rather than one national grid – and my understanding is that at least a couple of these regional grids are already generating at or very near peak capacity; any significant additional demand would result in brownouts/blackouts – which would necessitate energy rationing to reduce demand.
Or, the building of additional generating capacity – which will cost money.
Almost no one seems to want to discuss this – and other – serious practical/economic problems with EVs. Or the environmental problems. It’s very odd. Which leads me to conclude there’s more to this than the protestations about “good for the environment” (a whole ‘nother fraud).
I’ve written – and said – that the EV thing is fundamentally about controlling – and limiting – mobility. And not just physically, via limited range and long recharge times and the EV being tied into the hive.
But also financially – by increasing the average person’s cost of living; ideally, to keep him in perpetual debt – renting everything and owning nothing.
But hey, I’m a kook… pay no attention to me!
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