Electric vehicle charging won’t destroy the electricity grid. There are some technical challenges with adding EVs to the grid, but they are surmountable problems, that can be solved with existing technology and systems. EV chargers are just another load, being added to a system designed from scratch to add new loads. EVs are coming and the grid is cleaning up in parallel. I feel like I’ve said this a bit recently but: It’s working. Keep going.
The Driven 26th Feb 2021 read more »
The government “has a long way to go” to achieve its aim of transforming the car market to selling only 100 per cent electric vehicles (EVs) within 15 years, and to ensure almost every car on the road is zero emissions by 2050, the UK’s public spending watchdog has warned. Assessing the government’s ambitions to decarbonise Britain’s roads, the National Audit Office (NAO) said a huge amount of work was still needed to prepare drivers and the auto market for rapid green transition, and urged Ministers to draw up a detailed roadmap with clear milestones through to 2050.
Business Green 26th Feb 2021 read more »
Independent 26th Feb 2021 read more »
Carbon emissions from passenger cars across Britain have fallen by just 1% since 2011, despite a steep rise in the sale of electric and hybrid vehicles, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has said. The National Audit Office said the popularity of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and an increase in road traffic were among factors that have cancelled out expected reductions from low-emission car sales. Its report concludes that the government has a long way to go to achieve its target for almost all cars to emit no carbon by 2050.
Guardian 26th Feb 2021 read more »