Stanford's Ram Rajagopal: Today's Grid Wouldn't Support All EV Society


Let's say we were to have a substantial number of electric vehicles charging at home as everybody dreams Says ram Raja Paul and associate Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford Co authored a recent study looking at the strain electrical vehicle adoption is expected to place when the peregrine He told Yahoo finance today's grid may not be able to support it all boils down to Are you charging during the time solar powers on In Sacramento officials said California great could face a potential shortfall of roughly 1700 megawatts Which would affect the power supply between one and 4 million people this summer That number would likely be exacerbated by an additional short for fall of 5000 megawatts In the case of extreme heat and further fire damage to existing power lines

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