Keeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy

October 16th, 2014 § Comments Off on Keeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy § permalink

By 2020 it’s estimated between 500,000 and 2million electric vehicles will be used daily in the UK. This, in itself, presents a number of challenges for the electricity network. 

For more than 50 years these have been designed on the assumption that no household uses all appliances at once and also not at the same time as neighbours. 

However, questions about whether this is still valid are being raised with the advent of electric vehicles and shift to more renewable power. If, for example, everyone charges their cars at the same time, for those few hours the networks would go in to overload. 

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Keeping up with chargeable devices, electric vehicles and renewable energy

October 16th, 2014 § Comments Off on Keeping up with chargeable devices, electric vehicles and renewable energy § permalink

By 2020 it’s estimated between 500,000 and 2million electric vehicles will be used daily in the UK. This, in itself, presents a number of challenges for the electricity network. 

For more than 50 years these have been designed on the assumption that no household uses all appliances at once and also not at the same time as neighbours. 

However, questions about whether this is still valid are being raised with the advent of electric vehicles and shift to more renewable power. If, for example, everyone charges their cars at the same time, for those few hours the networks would go in to overload. 

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