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UK: Electric chargers will be limited due to energy collapse
  • From the end of May 2022, private charging stations located on the territory of residential buildings and organizations will be reconfigured so that charging of electric vehicles is forcibly turned off for several hours on weekdays.

    Reason: the fears of members of the government about the emergence of an excessive load on the National Grid and, as a result, possible rolling outages of some network clusters.

    According to the rules, which will take effect in May, new chargers in homes and workplaces will be automatically set to be off from 8 to 11 in the morning and from 4 to 22 in the afternoon.

    The changes do not apply to public chargers and high-power "fast" chargers on motorways and A-roads, which will still be available 24 hours a day.

    In addition to the aforementioned restrictions, in charging stations affected by a government decree, the ability to remotely activate an "additional charging station shutdown" for up to 30 minutes at any other time is activated. The function is required by power supply regulators as a tool to reduce the load on the power grid, if motorists of one territorial region will massively put traction batteries for charging at the same time.

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  • yea, u.s. has a crazy law to be passed soon that all cars must be electric by 2030. The powergrid can't handle 300 million simultaneous charging electric cars; besides that, the electric charging stations will cost 3x more than regular gas stations. anytime you convert one power to another, there's a percentage loss. People don't understand fundamental basics of thermodynamics.