Sunday, December 4 2022 Sign In   |    Register

News Quick Search



Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Nov 28
Week of Nov 21
Week of Nov 14
Week of Nov 07
Week of Oct 31
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization


Pro Plus(+)

Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News

    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Heat Wave Pulls The Plug On Electric Cars – OpEd

    September 6, 2022 - K. Lloyd Billingsley


      Days after releasing a plan to phase out new gas-powered cars, Ben Zeisloft of the Daily Wire reports that California officials are "asking residents to avoid charging their electric vehicles in the interest of not overwhelming the power grid."

      According to Cornell University College of Engineering researchers, most electric vehicle owners charge their cars when they return from work in the evening, a time of peak demand.

      That demand is now heightened in California with the National Weather Service warning of a prolonged and record heat wave, with temperatures as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit.

      Voluntary conservation measures expected for Labor Day weekend include setting thermostats above 78 degrees, avoiding using large electric appliances, and not charging electric vehicles. The power demand from many electric vehicles simultaneously charging may outstrip the grid's current capacity.

      California's warning of low grid capacity comes days after the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued new rules requiring 35 percent of new vehicles to produce zero emissions by 2026, rising to 68 percent benchmark by 2030 and 100 percent by 2035. According to the CARB press release, the new regulations "will clean the air, slash climate pollution, and save consumers money."

      CARB does not provide a plan to improve the grid that will allow those electric cars to charge up during peak demand. So this Labor Day weekend and beyond, electric vehicle owners may have to seek alternative transportation.

      This article was published by The Beacon


    Other Articles - Renewables & Alternative Energy


       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.