The fossil fuel guys are really fighting hard and dirty now. It's like big tobacco all over again. There have been many stories about grid stress over EV uptake, and the usual myths about EV's being dirtier to run than coal etc. There is no doubt the ramp up of EV vehicles will provide challenges to National Grid and infrastructure everywhere, but as NG state here, they are far less significant than the naysayers and fossil fuel funded think tanks and press would have the public believe. It's important for us all in the industry to find the technical solutions, but also to fight the lies and deceit. At Hyperion we're doing our bit thought information and communication, and of course by working with some of the worlds leading EV Charging, energy storage, and smart grid companies, to find the talent to solve the problems!
This, National Grid stressed, would equate to an 8% increase on today’s peak demand value and far from the “ten new nuke plants” some media outlets had claimed. National Grid indicated that the 30GW figure appeared to have been spun out of a more extreme scenario included in the FES document for the first time, dubbed ‘High EV’, which was designed to be an outlier and was based on a number of outlying predictions, typically that conventional vehicle sales would have been stopped by 2025 and that society was prosperous enough to allow 85% of people to charge their vehicles at peak time. Only if that scenario came to pass, and only by 2046, would peak EV demand reach the 30GW figure quoted in numerous articles.