California Asks Residents Not To Charge Electric Vehicles, Days After Announcing Gas Car Ban

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With California’s power grid under strain due to extreme heat and high demand, the utility grid operator is asking residents to avoid charging their electric vehicles. This comes days after the state announced a plan to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035, My Stateline reports.

The California Independent System Operator is asking residents for “voluntary energy conservation” over the Labor Day weekend. According to the National Weather Service, the western United States is facing a “prolonged and record heat wave.”

“The top three conservation actions are to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights,” the American Public Power Association said, asking residents to limit energy usage during 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. “Today, most people charge their electric cars when they come home in the evening — when electricity demand is typically at its peak,” according to Cornell University’s College of Engineering. “If left unmanaged, the power demanded from many electric vehicles charging simultaneously in the evening will amplify existing peak loads, potentially outstripping the grid’s current capacity to meet demand.”

The regulations passed by the California Air Resources Board last week say that 2035 the state will require automakers to sell only cars that run on electricity or hydrogen, though some can be plug-in hybrids that use gas and batteries. People will still be able to buy used cars that run on gas, and car companies will still sell some plug-in hybrids.

 


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  1. Well, this is all part of deep state’s plan to punish white America. Ban gasoline cars, make only gas cars available, then ban charging those cars. These are the same one percent of the wealthiest elitists that forces the dumb stupid gullible idiots to vaccinate and wear a disposable mask.

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