No. The existing electric grid’s off-peak capacity for power generation is sufficient to power 73 percent of commutes to and from work by cars, light trucks, SUVs, and vans without building a single new power plant, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The existing nighttime electricity could also be stored in plug-in vehicles and retrieved during peak-demand hours through vehicle-to-grid technology for use by the grid, helping to meet society’s daytime power needs. The U.S. power grid is also getting cleaner every year as affordable renewable energy continues to replace coal plants.
By: Gabe Brauer
Will plug-in cars lead to more coal and nuclear power plants?
By: Plug In America
Supporting a transition to clean, electrified transportation is one of the most effective ways that we can cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce localized air pollution in California. Since 2007, California has funded key programs, like the Clean Transportation Program, that invest millions each year across an array of transportation[…]
By: Joel Levin
Jobs, jobs, and more jobs. The transition to clean transportation and clean energy is well underway and one thing that we’re most excited about is the thousands of jobs that are being created to support the transition. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), we[…]