Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com
Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven
APRIL 16, 2009
A key thing, he said, will be to recharge the batteries at an acceptable time for the electricity grid — to “make sure people aren’t charging at the very peak, peak time,” like late afternoon when the electricity grid is already weighted down by demands like air conditioning. Battery recharging would typically take two to four hours, he said. Are we going to burn more oil, natural gas, or (gasp) coal to produce it?