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Electric cars to create new peak hour when they all need a charge

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

"The grid infrastructure needs updating in most western countries."

Grids are continually getting updated, partly to replace end-of-life components and partly to add extra capacity. The cost of that is built into existing electricity pricing.

However adding even more capacity to replace a pre-existing system (liquid fuel distribution) over a relatively short term adds costs entirely outside that built into existing pricing. Could that be recovered from the scrap value of the system being replaced?

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