Why is smart charging so important?
As the average price of an EV falls and more electric vehicles appear on the road, new energy demands present themselves. Whilst the EV movement is reducing CO2 and emission levels, benefiting the environment, a challenge arises in how all of these new vehicles can be collectively charged.
Presently, when you plug in your EV at home, it starts charging immediately, even if your charge is not needed at that very moment. This means most drivers would likely be charging their EVs at around the same time, and the national grid will struggle to support this as demand increases. This makes the need for a smart charging infrastructure ever more urgent, with this white paper explaining the full rationale behind how smart charging can help.