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Old 12-17-2016, 04:57 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ksa8907 View Post
Then the next question (which I really hope has been addressed) can the current infrastructure handle the increase in demand from widespread adoption of electric vehicles? Particularly, those that want to fast charge everytime they "fill up".

The system is already strained in the late afternoon on hot summer days when people get home and crank their a/c down, now charging their cars at the same time? I think the "connected" car is going to need to be present very early on to know when the system has capacity to charge it's battery.
This is only a problem in places ran by idiots. Idiots who think they are helping the environment by not having enough power generation capacity to meet demand.

On the other hand Texas does not have this problem.
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