Electric Cars Can Spike the Electrical Grid

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We have all heard the benefits of owning and commuting with an electric vehicle; from saving money on gas to not polluting the environment, the benefits are quite numerous. However, there might be a big problem for everyone if electric cars take off in popularity.


If you’re not an electric car driver, the chances are that how and when electric cars recharge is one of the lesser mysteries of the universe.

After all, if every electric car in town charged at the same time, wouldn’t it bring down the electrical grid?

The answer, at least for now, is a resounding no.  But if electric cars take off, utility companies and electric automakers may have to work together to change the charging habits of electric car drivers to protect the grid. Continue Reading


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