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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 12:31 PM
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26. Sufficient power already exists to supply a large number of electric vehicles
Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 12:32 PM by IDemo
Mileage from megawatts: Study finds enough electric capacity to "fill up" plug-in vehicles across much of the nation

RICHLAND, Wash. If all the cars and light trucks in the nation switched from oil to electrons, idle capacity in the existing electric power system could generate most of the electricity consumed by plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. A new study for the Department of Energy finds that "off-peak" electricity production and transmission capacity could fuel 70% percent of the U.S. light-duty vehicle (LDV) fleet, if they were plug-in hybrid electrics. (Note: an earlier version of this release referenced 84% capacity based on LDV fleet classification that excluded vans).

http://www.pnl.gov/news/release.asp?id=204
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