Solutions are on hand to make sure the power system is ready to welcome more than one hundred millions of EVs. This is the conclusion of EY and Eurelectric’s collaborative report, ‘Power sector accelerating e-mobility’.
Analysing the impact that millions of EVs will have on the electricity grid, the report reveals that the electricity grid will be able to support over 100 million EVs. Once EV penetration will reach 50% on a distribution network, managed charging will serve to avoid voltage deviations and a loss in the quality of power supply.
Appropriate planning of charging infrastructure and simplified permitting will also be paramount to the success of e-mobility and needs to be addressed urgently.
The grid will cope with the increased demand that accompanies the EV transition. Realising this will however require appropriate planning of charging infrastructure and effective coordination between all stakeholders in the EV ecosystem.
To this end, Eurelectric has produced recommendations for policymakers. These include sustaining emissions reduction targets, enhancing public and private charging infrastructure, supporting the development of smart solutions, and guaranteeing a seamless consumer experience.