Off-peak charging vital for electric car power supply, experts say
Electric vehicles will find their place in the sun if utilities work out the proper charging schemes for on and off peak charging times. In the UK, where electric vehicles are expected to top 10 million by 2035 there's the usual trepidation around whether the grid can accomodate the growing draw on power generation. But if owners can charge at off-peak times which utilities will have to "pilot" in order to determine when those times will be, the power draw will be less. In addition, with opt-in programs being developed to allow utilities to take control of your vehicle and charge based on utility determined factors, electric vehicle adoption will be smoother and better integrated into exisitng grid capacity.
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