Electric Vehicles and Our Power Grid

With the electric vehicle push happening sooner than later, many are wondering if the US power grid can keep up! Here are some things experts are saying! If every American switched over to an electric passenger vehicle, analysts have estimated, the United States could end up using roughly 25 percent more electricity than it does today. To handle that, utilities will likely need to build a lot of new power plants and upgrade their transmission networks. There’s good news, too. In 2018, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute looked at what a shift to electric vehicles would [...]