Leaning on the hood of a shiny crimson electrical Ford Mustang, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an govt order Wednesday to end the sale of new gas-burning cars in his state in 15 years.
Now comes the onerous half.
Power consultants and teachers say changing all passenger automobiles and vans to run on electrical energy in California may increase energy demand by as a lot as 25%. That poses a serious problem for a state already dealing with periodic rolling blackouts because it quickly transitions to renewable power.
California might want to increase energy technology, scale up its community of quick charging stations, improve its electrical grid to deal with the added load and hope that battery know-how continues to enhance sufficient that tens of millions in America’s most populous state can deal with lengthy freeway commutes to colleges and workplaces with out issues.