We’re driving to an electric future, but how do we keep the kettle on? – BBC News

Electric vehicles are now a reality, but boiling a kettle at the same time as charging your car may not be, according to insights published by the National Grid.

In July, the government announced that all sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK will cease by 2040. Volvo has said every vehicle it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor.

The National Grid predicts that by 2050, there could be up to 26 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road in the UK.

They’ll all need charging regularly if we’re to stay on the move, so how might our homes, roads and forecourts adapt to this exhaust-free future?

Do we have enough electricity?
electricity pylons near Lydd, Kent,

The short answer from the National Grid is yes. How you access that electricity is what requires some thinking.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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