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Academic research, Car use, Energy / Fuel, All of UK

Electric car impact on the grid calculated

A team at Northumbria University has developed a new formula to predict the impact that electric cars will have on the nation’s power supplies.

The team, led by Dr Ghanim Putrus, reader in electrical power engineering in the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences at the university, led the project to create an easy-to-use tool to help policy makers prepare for an increase in electric vehicles and how the need to charge them will affect the national grid. The ‘grid...

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