“At least ten times the current number of chargepoints needed by 2030”

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8 Responses to “At least ten times the current number of chargepoints needed by 2030”

  1. arn says:

    This time communism will not only be about bread lines but about charging line.

    Now some may say: but people now have the cars and energy.
    Well cars will become unobtanium once a huge parts of the energy is being used to produce those cars,mine the necessary stuff and maintain the renewable energy grid.
    Therefore the current number of chargepoint will be more than enough for the little bit of energy that is left.

  2. Richard says:

    EV cars are OK until you run out of power or pay to change the batteries

    wait for rare earths to make batteries triple in cost – OH and by the by oil companies dont care it takes lots of oil to make an EV

  3. Disillusioned says:

    I heard on the radio Toyota expects to be largely electric by 2030, with their complete Lexus line fully electric by then. I had previously heard other ambitious statements by other manufacturers wanting to become fully electric. Can you say, ‘global grid failures’? Total. Freaking. Insanity.

  4. Walter Wagner says:

    People will forget how to repair internal combustion engines so that there will be a shortage, making repairs much higher. They will all be relegated to ‘antique car’ status, for the wealthy collector.

    Better have your home gas-powered generator handy; maybe make it portable so you can carry it and spare gas in the trunk of your electric car.

  5. Gamecock says:

    A little math: 740,000 plug-in vehicles and 25,000 public charging points.

    Rather obvious that public charging points are irrelevant. The owners are plugging into private facilities. The math is clear: people aren’t supporting their EVs on public charging stations.

    Hence, ‘ten times the current number of chargepoints’ . . . does nothing.

    Government wants more people to drive EVs. Adding public chargers is the wrong approach; they need more private chargers.

  6. Gasher says:

    This is all very well if you have 2.2 kids a driveway and a garage. If you live in a third floor flat/apartment or a terraced house then you have no domestic charging option. And never will have.

    The whole idea of EV’s is espoused by politicians and their advisors who don’t understand the practicalities that affect “ordinary” people. They don’t understand economics, they don’t understand science and they don’t understand engineering either. Any one with an ounce of common sense can see where this is heading.

    Politicians need to stop buying in to the global warming nonsense and they need to remove the CO2 levies and taxes which are simply transferring wealth to foreign powers and to rich people that are already very rich – thereby making the poor poorer.

    Meanwhile China just opened the worlds largest coal fired power station. They are laughing at us.

  7. Francis Barnett says:

    The UK will be running into a serious problem if the ruinous policies of widespread rollout of pure electric vehicles (EV’s) coupled with a ban on new gas and oil fired domestic heating by 2025, as all new UK homes will be banned from installing gas and oil boilers and will instead be heated by low-carbon alternatives such as heat pumps which are being widely promoted as the answer to the problem which doesn’t exist – CO2.
    But if only 20% of UK households convert to heat pumps, peak grid demand will increase by 7.5 GW (14%) according to this study.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261917308954

    Never mind the additional load on the power grid required to charge the electric noddy cars.

    Now I come to the crunch point.
    7.5 gigawatts = 7500 megawatts.
    Just to put that into perspective, Sizewell B nuclear power station outputs 1198 net megawatts – one PWR reactor, two turbines.
    So 7500 mw divided by Sizewell B’s output 1198 mw = 6.26 times Sizewell B’s output.
    Scaling that up, if 20% of households using heat pumps require 6.26 x Sizewell B power stations, 100% will require 5 times that.
    5 x 6.26 = 31.3 Sizewell B sized power stations required to power 100% of the UK using heat pumps.
    Ok that’s a quick and d1rty estimate, but serves to illustrate the scale of the UK government’s total disconnect from reality.
    The possibility of the UK being able to finance, build and get into production even one Sizewell B station by 2025 (or even 2035) is less than the chance I have of being the next president of France! (I live in France where nuclear power rules!)
    When you do simple arithmetic like this you begin to wonder what on earth the current UK government is doing promoting this madness.
    Do they have fresh batteries in their calculators? Do they even know how to use a calculator?
    Wind and sun won’t help because you don’t know what they will produce tomorrow never mind next week!

  8. Disillusioned says:

    After two decades of slowly, methodically crippling our fragile power grid, by over-regulating, thereby banning coal-fired power plants, quasi-replacing with gas-fired plants and unreliable windmills and solar fields, purposefully increasing electricity demand is insanity. It is the exact opposite of what engineers and planners would be doing. To use a woke term the ignorant left throw around, yet have no idea what it means, the path we are headed down is not… sustainable.

    The Borg must know what is ahead. This must be a… the plan – power outages, black outs, a crippled economy, unrest.

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