As a brutal heat wave hits the West ahead of Labor Day, California’s grid administrators are urging electric vehicle owners to avoid peak charging hours. The request is part of a broader effort to keep the state’s power grid up and running, with locals turning on their air conditioners to weather the heat wave.
Until at least September 2nd, The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) advises residents between 4:00 p.m. We are asking you to save energy by turning off the lights. In the meantime, he added, “they should also avoid charging electric vehicles.” A non-profit organization that oversees California’s power grid and energy markets.
In a separate note, CAISO warned that it may issue additional calls to protect power “through Labor Day weekend” in response to the triple-digit forecast. The warning came as Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an emergency declaration to increase energy production in the state.
Rising temperatures and environmental demands come as California’s Air Resources Board clarifies how to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars. The phased regulation won’t kick in completely for more than 12 years, but given California’s history of blackouts in recent summers, by then the state’s power grid will be sure to accommodate millions of additional EVs. A question arose as to whether it would be possible to power the The rise of EVs across the United States will require utilities and grid operators to make significant investments to increase capacity.
Time is ticking, but climate experts say the regulation will help California and other states to cut greenhouse gas emissions that are making heat waves worse and more frequent than ever before. We believe this is an important step for other states with potential. Gasoline-powered cars and light trucks account for more than half of U.S. transportation emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
“It is appropriately aggressive for the world’s fifth-largest economy to make such a declaration by 2035,” said William, director of the Berkeley Lab’s Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division and the Carbon Negative Initiative.・Dr Collins told TechCrunch after the board approved the regulation.
The timing was right, too, Dr. Ann Rusk, a researcher and teacher at the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a conference call with TechCrunch this week.
“There is an urgent need for policy on the issue of mobile-source air pollution,” she said. But with issues like range insecurity and income inequality, “I think 2035 is right,” she clarified, prompting automakers to launch more affordable EVs and sell more pre-owned vehicles. He cited the time it would take for EVs to enter the secondary market and the US to bounce back. Upgrade your charging infrastructure. On that note: Her recent JD Power survey highlighted poorly maintained chargers and high prices as her two main obstacles to EV adoption.
Importantly, the 2035 ban includes an exception for new plug-in hybrids. Nor does it ban the sale or entry of used gasoline vehicles on the road.
It’s hot as hell during that time, and it only gets hotter. California maintains a list of cooling centers and tips for residents suffering from extreme heat, the most deadly extreme weather event in the United States, according to the National Weather Service.