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- Dec 23, 2002
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- Shreveport/Bossier City
No, it wouldn't magically fix itself. But, if we had a majority of the population who were jumping on the EV bandwagon, then we would also have a majority of the population who were pushing for renewable energy sources (it seems that those two things are currently pushed by the same people). If we had seen a majority of the population pushing for renewable energy, we would see more and more of it coming along.I see.
So the answer is that if an already strained and antiquated electrical grid suddenly saw a huge jump in demand it would magically fix itself.
So glad that you cleared that up and provided facts to back up that opinion
I would think we're running a bit too close to full production in terms of energy output for our electric grid enough times per year that a significant increase in EV usage would make an already worsening problem much worse. I'm not sure solar and wind are going to be enough to offset the growth in EV usage if it's substantial in the short term.
I'd argue that a gradual approach allowing us to accommodate the additional EV in a feasible manner is the way to go.
Unless we address the current crumbling enegy infrastructure, talking about making EVs truly mainstream is moot.
And this is coming from someone who is generally supportive of EV development.
I think you misinterpreted what I said. I wasn't saying that if tomorrow everyone decided to adopt EVs that we'd be ok. What I was getting at was that if EVs had been adopted by the majority of the population, then we likely would have seen the type of push towards increasing the power grid to go with that.