Electric vehicles facilitate the transition to new energy sources and provide energy security

The company had to transition from backup power sources and use them repeatedly. It is a problem that can be caused by political conflicts (for example: the oil embargo of 1973), shortages caused by natural disasters, financial problems, environmental problems and wars.

During the 1973 oil embargo, oil-consuming equipment, such as gasoline-powered vehicles, were rendered inoperable if they didn’t get a supply or weren’t lucky enough to find a gas station that still had it. Given the many energy sources available, such problems could be avoided in the future if society as a whole adopted electric vehicles.

Why? Electric vehicles can be powered by any energy source because all energy sources can be converted into electricity. The possibility of “plugging in” to another source of energy if oil or any other source of energy is in short supply is useful. Another significant benefit is that the electrical grid in the United States (and many other countries) is powered by several different energy sources. It should also be noted that people who use their own rooftop solar panels to charge their electric cars will have no problem getting around during an oil embargo.

A shortage of an energy source would not jeopardize the entire network of the country, but only the parts dependent on this energy source. It also means that not all electric car drivers would suffer from the shortages. Such a strategy would benefit national security, the economy, and the environment since electric vehicles consume all energy sources that feed into the grid and would run on backup energy sources. You will only have to worry about replacing power plants, instead of replacing cars and power plants of the two peoples.

In a post-fossil energy future where oil embargoes couldn’t tie people up, the ability of electric cars to run on any source of electricity would still come in handy. For example: grid-powered electric vehicles could use solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal or any other electrical resource available on that grid. This provides a high level of energy security for the transport sector and the ability for society to switch (more easily) to improved energy sources as needed.

Electric vehicles would also become cheaper to drive if newer, more cost-effective solar power plants were installed to reduce the cost of energy over time. This means that transportation and electricity costs could simultaneously benefit from grid/power plant upgrades and either reduce travel/electricity costs, or possibly reduce them without convincing people to replace their old cars.


 

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