Under the heat: California grid operator calls on EV owners to stagger charging
If conditions permit, CAISO also calls on residents to use less high-power appliances and lighting. The nonprofit that oversees California’s grid and energy market added that EV owners should try to avoid recharging their EVs during this time.
Earlier, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an energy emergency proclamation. In order to ensure the daily electricity demand on the “Labor Day Weekend”, CAISO also issued a warning in another statement, saying that it may take further electricity control measures.
It is reported that with the California Air Resources Board actively promoting the ban on the sale of traditional fuel vehicles, the soaring temperature has also caused people to encounter more and more severe energy conflicts, and some studies have pointed out that the boom will continue to affect the world for many years.
While tiered regulation won’t happen overnight in more than 12 years, the expansion of EV charging infrastructure also places higher demands on grid stability, given California’s recent history of summer power collapses.
Climate experts see the bill as a key carbon-reduction plan that California and other states can follow as greenhouse gases make heat more severe and more frequent.
In addition, referring to data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), gasoline-powered passenger cars and light trucks account for more than half of US transportation emissions.
“It makes sense for the fifth-largest economy to announce these policies by 2035,” said Dr. William Collins, director of Berkeley Lab’s Climate and Ecosystem Science Division and Carbon Negative Initiative.
Dr. Anne Lusk, a researcher and teacher at the Harvard School of Public Health, echoed: “We need immediate mitigation policies for mobile sources of air pollution.”
However, affected by factors such as income inequality and endurance anxiety, I think 2035 is a more suitable time for policy implementation.
At the same time, it will take some time for manufacturers to release more affordable EV models, bring more EVs into the secondary market, and improve coveragebeautifulcharging infrastructure.
Finally, a recent JD Power survey found that poorly maintained charging stations and high vehicle prices are the two biggest barriers to EV adoption.
What’s more, the 2035 ban doesn’t ban plug-in hybrids, nor does it ban the sale or prevent used gasoline-powered vehicles from hitting the road.