Andres125sx wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:55 am
I´ve read people stating there´s no problem.
AJI wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:16 pm
I mean no offence, but it still amazes me that people think the BEV future is as simple as pluging your car into the wall. I mean, the energy has to come from somewhere and the grid was never designed for such immense loads.
Overnight charges are slow (no special needs for high peaks) and when power demand are insignificant, so the grid can take it perfectly.
Also, take into consideration self production is the trend now, reducing grid demands
And I've spoken with experts who suggest the exact opposite. It all depends on the grid infrastructure in your location, plant production capacities and the time span for BEV adoption. In the short term (while there is a slow transition to BEV's) I agree there isn't much of a problem, but there will be a point where existing infrastructure needs a major upgrade.
The problem, to my mind, is analogous to internet speed. I got 25-30Mbps reliably 15 years ago when I was an early adopter. 10 years ago, as more people got online, I got 15-20mbps. 5 years ago I was lucky to get 7... The only solution, a serious network upgrade.
Regarding self production - One could charge a BEV perfectly well from my current solar setup which generates somewhere between 10 and 50kwh per day. The only caveats being: the sun has to shine, the car has to be parked at home during the day and you have to have my solar setup.
Anyway, I don't want to get into a whole thing here as I'm actually pro BEV, but there are serious limitations with energy supply that shouldn't be glossed over with blanket statements like, "there's no problem, the current grid has capacity", which may be correct for right now, but won't be in 3-5 years, or the polar opposite, "we just need to upgrade the grid", like it can be done in record time with the snap of the fingers for very little money...
Once again, I'm not trying to start a mega argument here, I'm just pointing out my concerns.
Ps I know this is off-topic, but it is related to previous posts