Only last week there was a prog on BBC about the growing power generation crisis looming and we are not building enough power stations to replace old ones being scrapped - wont dwell on that tedious debate - lets the Greens go sit in the dark and freeze, how many votes will that get.
It showed a control room (I used to design and build these) and how they manage peak energy demands. They mention the TV dinners and “kettle breaks” when everyone rushes out to make a cuppa while the ads are on. This intermittent load peak could be up to 10% of total, needing expensive gas turbines to support. What a waste. Nobody suggest downscaling a kettle from 3kW to 1kW to save generating capacity.
So this brings me to the EV. If 100,000 of these suddenly come on stream what does that do to energy forecasts - in short it aint gonna happen friends. Some serious government hypocrisy here.
Also FYI EV’s are not nearly as energy efficient or carbon neutral overall as the media would have you believe. We have to review the total cost from wellhead to wheel so to speak. Presently EV energy is untaxed. Imagine petroleum untaxed !!!
This gives a reasonable discourse
It concludes that hybrids are the best way forwards, so what about a hybrid Twizy, you need a compact diesel (or gas turbine) running on CNG at constant speed/load.
Another problem thats not going to go away, is the auxilliary power needed for heating/ac - 3kW for a small saloon. Windscreen de-mister/de-icer and so on.