EVs Will Need Ten Hinkley Points

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

A woman, circa 1912, hand-cranks the charger for her electric Columbia Mark 68 Victoria.

With suggestions that sales of conventional cars will be banned by 2030, attention is increasingly turning to how the electricity grid will be able to handle the increased demand from electric cars.

Sounding ever more desperate, the National Grid keeps trying to assure us that there will be no problem. But the facts suggest otherwise.

Last year as part of the Net Zero report, the Committee on Climate Change informed us that EVs and other surface transport would consume 76 TWh a year by 2050, in addition to current supply. Moreover, peak demand for EVs would be approximately 40 GW:

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