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Workplace EV charging could cut need for more power plants

A recent MIT study suggests that strategic planning of EV charging station locations, particularly emphasizing workplace charging, could reduce the need for additional power plants. Using data from New York City and Dallas, researchers argue that intelligent planning could utilize excess solar capacity and minimize the need for new power plants. Rather than assuming most EV drivers will charge their cars at home in the early evening, the study advocates for workplace charging during the day, utilizing abundant solar generation capacity. Home charging should be delayed until later at night to use excess grid capacity and potentially benefit from lower electricity rates. The study’s conclusions echo an Energy Department study highlighting the importance of charging around homes and workplaces. However, changing employers’ attitudes towards onsite charging will be crucial for this strategy to be successful. Read full article here

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Nick Zamanov is a head of sales and business development at Cyber Switching. He is an expert in EV infrastructure space and he is an EV enthusiast since 2012, Since then Nick strongly believed that electric vehicles would eventually replace Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars.

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