The National Grid has recently published what it calls a Thought Piece about the impact of electric cars on the electricity system.

It is not a hard and fast plan, but rather a bit of blue sky thinking. But it is certainly worth reading, not least because it only runs to five pages!

It starts by laying out the background:

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So far, all pretty uncontroversial. It then goes on to look at some of the problems with home charging, which I have highlighted before.

 

 

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Parkkipaikan puuttuminen on hyvin todennäköistä, arvioidaan että 43 prosentilla ei ole omaa. Voi vain kuvitella  jonkuin kompastuvan kaapelliisi jalkakäytävällä keskellä yötä ja syyttäen sinua.

Monet ihmiset eivät edes voi parkkeerata talonsa ulkopuolelle. Many people, of course, can’t even park outside their house. Even my car has to be left on the drive, as I have far too many uses for the garage, as I suspect is the case with the majority of people. So I would still have to resort to the open window.

It is also an eye opener to learn that you would not be able to use other household appliances with anything but the slowest of chargers.

It is also becoming abundantly clear that if large numbers of households started charging cars from home, many local networks simply could not cope. This has been reported from other sources before, but coming from the National Grid gives such claims much more credibility.

 

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