National Grid lowers estimation of EVs’ impact on electricity demand

Continued growth in electric vehicles, a greater volume of low-carbon generation and the advancement of storage technology are among major trends highlighted by National Grid in its annual future energy scenarios report

Just because electric vehicles are smoke free does not mean they have no impact. Photograph: Andrea Lehmkuhl/123RF
Electric vehicles can store and feed energy back into the grid 

Electric vehicles (EVs) will play a major role in supporting the low carbon transition by storing excess generation and releasing it back onto the network when needed, National Grid said today.

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