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National Grid Study: EV Charging Stations Could Use as Much Power as a Small Town by 2035

A new study produced by electricity and gas utility National Grid has underscored the work that needs to be done to prepare America’s energy infrastructure for an electric vehicle (EV) boom. The study suggests that by 2030, the average highway travel plaza could use the equivalent of a peak-hours sports stadium in electricity, and a similar rest stop serving trucks could use up to a small town’s worth of electricity by 2035. National Grid maintains that the study doesn’t imply that the challenge is insurmountable, but that utilities and policymakers need to start preparing the grid now and investing in power generation and storage. While the EV market is surging, it will likely be a long time before this level of demand is realized. Electric trucking in particular has a long way to go.

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