Today there are fewer than 900,000 electric vehicles on California’s roads. In 2035, the year the state outlaws the sale of new gas automobiles, EV advocates claim there will be 13 million electric cars.
But that is highly unlikely.
Signs of a strained electric grid are everywhere. Take the Harris Ranch Tesla Supercharger station in Coalinga, California, off of Interstate 5 – the largest EV charging station in the world.
How’s this for irony: the entire station is powered by diesel generators hidden behind a Shell station, despite promises they would be solar powered.
Every EV that replaces a fossil-fuel powered car represents another bite taken out of a power grid that’s more and more precarious every day.