The UK’s National Grid have warned electric vehicle (EV) owners about charging their cars at home, as using rapid charging cables and home applications simultaneously could trip the power.
The warning itself is conveyed in a National Grid document which has been formulated to consider the challenges the UK might face in light of the 2040 announcement.
The operator of Britain’s electricity transmission system also believes most electric cars in the UK will need to have a battery capacity of around 90 kilowatt hours (KwH) to make long-distance journeys of around 300 miles. Travelling distance per charge will be a huge factor in encouraging consumers to covert to all-electric vehicles.
But to charge up a 90Kw battery in a sufficient time scale, a more powerful device would be needed, however if the owner tried to make a brew for example, the household electrics would likely trip.
Now, whilst we’re still in the infancy of the EV revolution, it does beg the question – is the UK’s electricity grid prepared for the oncoming surge in electric car charging?