- Nov 30, 2017
What happens when there's no wind, or equally, too much wind?
The way I see it, at the moment people run crap like TVs, washing machine sand kettles off EV, a few kW. Each car has several hundred kW, or even 1+MW for supercars. Call me sceptical but when the potential power draw is multiplied by several hundred that's going to cause problems. Except it's worse than that, these cars are supposed to be able to churn out that kind of power for maybe an hour, and there's talk of recharging it in 5-10 minutes!
Could electric vehicles pose a threat to our power systems?
The electrification of road transport could place new stresses and strains on our power networks. We have modelled various scenarios; here are the results.