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Texas Grid CEO: We Can Handle Electric Cars Just Fine

On the list of reasons to dislike electric cars, arguments about electricity grids being unable to cope with demand are often fairly near the top.

You’ll have heard it before: The concept that, as everyone drives home after work and plugs in their electric vehicle, electricity grids fail under the strain and cities are plunged into darkness.

According to one grid CEO, Trip Doggett of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, it’s unlikely to be a problem.

As NPR reports (via Treehugger), such scenarios would only be an issue if whole neighborhoods were to plug in at peak times.

“The localized distribution companies may have some localized challenges as electric vehicles are located within neighborhoods,” explained Doggett.


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