California Tells Electric Car Owners There’s Not Enough Power to Charge Vehicles

One week after the liberal state of California announced a gas car ban, residents received an alert to “avoid” charging electric vehicles as “available power supplies” lessen.

Parts of the United States have faced heat waves that have affected California’s electric supply. As a result, the California Independent System Operator is preparing for temperatures as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit and warned residents that a “voluntary energy conservation” notice would be in effect over Labor Day weekend.

The agency put out “Flex Alert,” which asks people to voluntarily stop or reduce typical energy consumption between 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

“During that time, consumers are urged to conserve power by setting thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, if health permits, avoiding use of major appliances and turning off unnecessary lights,” the announcement said. “They should also avoid charging electric vehicles while the Flex Alert is in effect.”

Ironically, the charging alert comes just after radical California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and state regulators banned gas-powered cars by 2035. This is despite reports from Reuters a couple of months ago saying: “California says it needs more power to keep the lights on.”

As inflation rises and Americans are facing a recession, the logic in demanding people buy high-priced electric cards is flabbergasting. Yet, California is leading the charge in mandating electric vehicles, all while it claims the title of number 1 in homelessness and poverty. The liberal state also has some of the country’s worst roads and is trillions of dollars in long-term debt. The reason for the gas ban Democrats say is climate change. However, facts show electric vehicles are not good for the environment.

Data from the Department of Energy shows that charging electric vehicles uses at least two times as much energy as a refrigerator uses each year.

Researchers warn that the United States’ grids cannot handle large amounts of electric vehicles, and significant upgrades would be needed.

“Today, most people charge their electric cars when they come home in the evening — when electricity demand is typically at its peak,” Researchers from Cornell University’s College of Engineering said. “If left unmanaged, the power demanded from many electric vehicles charging simultaneously in the evening will amplify existing peak loads, potentially outstripping the grid’s current capacity to meet demand.”

As the push to eliminate fossil fuels rises, Democrats’ plan to mandate electric vehicles only works in theory but does not consider real-life factors.

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