EVs may consume 10% of EU electricity by 2050

September 28, 2016

A massive increase in power generation is required to cope with the expected surge in electric vehicles in the coming decades, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). It carried out analysis using very high projections of 80% of vehicles being EVs by 2050, based on the EU’s move towards a decarbonised transport system and its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. This volume of EVs would require nearly 10% of EU electricity production, although the share would vary between 3% and 25% of national electricity demand across EU member states, depending upon their projections for EV use. Currently, EVs account for 0.2% of the vehicle parc in Europe and 0.03% of electricity output. The report said more extensive infrastructure providing an increase in public charging points would be key as well as increased power generating capacity.

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