REPORT: Texas Power Grid is Ready for Electric Cars
January 08, 2019
A report from CityLab paints a positive picture for green vehicles in Texas. The report claims that if all passenger cars in Texas were electrified today, the state would need approximately 110 more terawatt-hours of electricity per year — the average annual electricity consumption of 11 million homes. The added electricity demand would result in a 30 percent increase over current consumption in Texas. However, the charging requirements for a fully electric fleet of personal cars in Texas would be about 290 gigawatt-hours per day, less than the available surplus of generation capacity. Based on CityLab’s data, the Texas grid could charge a fully electrified vehicle fleet today if vehicles were charged during off-peak hours.