- May 24, 2010
Personal electric vehicles barely use any energy compared a common industrial plant. Even the fastest superchargers only operate at maximum capacity for a few minutes per vehicle. These peak loads can be mitigated with commercial batteries. If we get to the point where vast fleets of heavy commercial vehicles become fully electrified then upgrades will be required between the commercial charging systems and associated substations, but building those fleets will take time and such upgrades should not be disruptive enough to cause serious problems to an otherwise functional power grid.My concern with electric vehicles is that, once the use of them is widespread, when many people plug in to recharge at one time, would the power grid be able to handle the load without constant brownouts?
I personally think everyone should take a job as a salesperson early in their working life. Not because it's a great job but because it teaches you important lessons on how to avoid being taken for a ride.This seems to be standard practice for most "extended warranties" which are really another way for salespersons and companies to increase their profit!