Location, location: how an increase in EVs might affect electricity demand and consumption depends on where you drive

In a new op-ed published by The Conversation, UT Austin researchers Todd Davidson, Josh Rhodes, Dave Tuttle and Kazunori Nagasawa explore how a significant increase in electric vehicles could affect electricity demand and grid infrastructure. The article is part of a major cross-disciplinary energy infrastructure study coordinated by the university’s Energy Institute. Thus far, researchers have determined that the effect of electric vehicles will depend on where you live and when the vehicles are charged. For more, read the entire piece or listen to an interview with Davidson on The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, a Concord-N.H.-based radio station.