The Electric Car and Implications for the Electrical Grid Introduction Electric cars have been applauded as a response to a continuing fossil fuel saga that can be traced to the 1970s OPEC crisis. In general, goals of fuel efficiency are important to North Americans with all new technologies rather inherited the same concern (See Sebree & Haglid 2011). North Americans enjoy ample supplies of fairly affordably electric power but as this paper explains, there is apprehension related to how future needs can be met by existing electrical supplies. The paper discusses a Canadian case study, in large part, in matters of the electric car and what it means in a nation largely dependent upon motor transport with large and reasonably priced...The end:
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