A new study looked at how EV ownership would affect electricity demand in western states already suffering from rolling black outs on high heat days.
The research team found what logic could have told you: If everyone has an EV and everyone charges it at night, then charging at night is bound to get more expensive.
To combat the problem, we’ll need more folks charging their cars during the day, like while at work or out and about town. That will also mean a heavy investment in public EV chargers, which the feds are finally stepping in to provide. Last month, the Biden administration devoted $5 billion to building a public charging network of over 500,000 fast chargers.