Electric cars could crash Britain's National Grid
Think you're doing the right thing by getting an electric car? Well, you might crash Britain's National Grid.
A spike in demand for electricity to power the growing network of plug-in cars could cripple the National Grid by 2040, an energy expert has warned today.
Mark Sait, chief executive of SaveMoneyCutCarbon believes that if UK electric car sales rise at the same rate as they have across the rest of Europe, it could result in blackouts and the grid crashing due to insufficient power supplies, similar to those experienced last week.
He warned: 'A rapid upsurge in hybrid and full electric vehicles could create real concerns.'
The uptake of electric cars in Britain is currently way behind other markets across the EU, the energy expert pointed out.
This is down to a number of factors, though the most significant centre around more enticing financial subsidies for the purchase of electric cars and a better charging infrastructure than what's on offer in the UK.
And the proof is in the statistics.
When did you last switch your car insurance provider?
Last year 65% of customers didn't switch their car insurance to try and get a better deal.