al_yrpal wrote:Hate to tell you this, but I am well aware of that. There will be an awful lot of digging to do and upgrading of supply too unless everyone can live with snails pace charging. Who will pay, thats a massive unknown? How much will charging cost - already there is controversy and scandal about that. The industry is making tiny numbers of EVs thats why there is a waiting list. 30,000 expensive Jags is a fleabite.
There doesn't need to be lots of digging. An average mileage car adds a typical load of around 200w hours, that's a small percentage increase in total load and ignores growing numbers of people charging from their own renewables and using their car batteries to spread load across the grid.
Then where fast chargers are fitted they're increasingly having their own batteries fitted that charge during off peak times and dump the power to the cars when needed. Removes any need for big fat wires and allows the providers to buy cheap power off the grid.
Forget Jags, most of the cars will be Korean, Chinese etc - you can already pick up a Chinese made Qashqui sized MG for £21k (if you get in quick), that's only around £2k more than a Qashqui and is better specced (and well reviewed). If the battery was just a tad bigger I'd have a deposit on one.
Those countries are making the move towards EV's whilst we are just arguing about them on forums.
As an aside that's why us Brits are "has been's", we've simply got no imagination. We're old fools stuck in some imperialistic past.
When we're driving our Chinese EV's and wondering where our car industry went we can look on threads like this for some ideas.
As for who'll pay, I suspect if BoJo hasn't yet promised several billion for the adoption of EV's it can only be a matter of time - there can't be many things he hasn't promised money for left.