High output incandescent light bulbs were phased out for domestic use in Australia years ago. When you find a random 60w globe somewhere you show it to your children as a thing of wonder. However, no one told us we had to stop buying millions of air conditioners and 65" TV's and PlayStation's and computers and sound systems though...Zynerji wrote: ↑Tue May 08, 2018 2:08 pmI feel EV adoption will flourish as the world turns to LED lighting, low power electronics, and super high efficiency appliances.
Right now, most homes can change their lightbulbs at a 12:1 Watt ratio. So replacing 12 60w incandescent with 12 5w LED alone is a gigantic drop in world wide consumption when multiplied by tens of millions of homes.
Supply and demand will drive infrastructure expansion by the power companies themselves as they will need to offer new services to raise demand (EV charging stations), or they will be left with high production/low demand, and they will perish.
Australia has an abundance of electricity generation options. Every one you can think of including uranium (but we don't use that ourselves, we just sell it to the rest of the world because it's nasty or something) and we have a 1st world population that believes that we should have all the electricity we want. We don't care how we get it as long as we get it.
Our problem is the grid. It's HUGE. We have to cover massive distances, there is only so much electricity you can deliver through it, the consumer has to pay for it and the consumer refuses to pay for it.
I know this is an Australia specific problem, but we're not the only country in the world with a grid that currently barely copes with the electricity demands. Adding pure EV's to the fleet will put massive extra demand on any grid. I doubt there's a single country in the world that could support a 50% new EV cars sold by 2025 target without plunging the population into darkness every other day of the week...