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Journalist for nearly a decade with keen interest in local energy policies for cities and national efforts to facilitate a renewable revolution. 

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  • Oct 7, 2021

The need to get EV owners to stagger their charging times in order to save the grid's load management seems like a massive organizing effort that, knowing human nature, worries me a bit. I'm not sure we currently have anything as necessary as a service that powers our vehicles that we stagger our use of. Electricity during peak summer demand is the closest I can think of, and that is in special circumstances. This tells me we have a long way to go before massive EV adoption is even feasible. 


Another thought -- are we going to have universal charging stations like we do gas stations now, or are all of the EV companies going to patent their own models of EV charging docks? Seems like that could pose another issue, as Tesla's charging stations, which are the most abundant, only work on Teslas. 


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