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The other impact that's not really being mentioned here is that most people charge their EV's at night or could be easily coerced to via Time of Use pricing. This has the effect of making the grid more efficient and possibly cheaper by virtue of preventing much fluctuation between steady state generation and demand generation, or having to shut down plants at night due to low use. That's why in some places you can charge your car for free at night or even get paid to do so.
The article seems to say that any extra electricity needed could come from replacing coal with "natural" gas, solar & wind to improve overall generation efficiency, but:
The current 3% gas leakage will have to be eliminated or else it's just as bad as coal, for the climate crisis.
The current transmission grid may need upgrades to handle the extra power, HOWEVER...
- Aptera needs little to no extra electricity.
- Even a current EV uses no more electricity than the US-avg 25mpg car: EVs go about 25 miles just on the electricity wasted making 1 gal of gasoline from crude oil (according to Dept of Energy).
- My EV & new fridge combined actually use less electricity than my old fridge & gas car. Upgrading to a larger new TV & larger computer monitor also each saved power.
- Switching to LED streetlights saved so much power that their grid is now supplying car chargers.
- Apparently Britain cut emissions about 30% from cutting waste just by insulating buildings.