The grid will need to be significantly revamped to accommodate an influx in Electric vehicles (EVs), according to a study by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office. The grid should be able to accommodate EVs in the near term, but as end of the decade nears, it may lack sufficient power to supply energy to 30 million of more EVs. Problems arise because most consumers charge their cars at night and drain the grid’s electric supply. What is your take on the grid’s ability to handle electric vehicles? What steps are needed to avoid problems?
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