- Feb 5, 2021 4:28 pm GMT
Readying the nation’s electric system to deal with the load that electric vehicles will produce requires figuring out, among other things, the rate at which EV adoption is going to occur and where EVs are going to be charged.
A study by MIT researchers provides some clues about the latter.
The study, which was published in the journal Nature Energy, tried to identify the infrastructure improvements that would give EV adoption the biggest boost.
One finding, which surprised me, was that installing charging stations on residential streets, rather than just in central locations such as shopping malls, could have an outsized benefit in promoting EV usage.
That also could have an outsized effect on the load residential circuits need to be equipped to handle to make widespread EV adoption possible.
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