67% of the circuits that deliver the stepped-down electricity to end-use consumers in California will need capacity upgrades by 2045, with a total of 25 GW upgrades needed, corresponding to a cost between $6 and $20 billion.

A recent study delves into the future strain on California’s electric distribution system due to the rapid rise of EV adoption. Highlighting potential strain on the distribution system by 2045, the research underscores the intersection of transportation and energy infrastructure. As EVs surge in popularity, proactive planning becomes paramount, offering insights into reshaping charging behaviors and optimizing grid resilience. With implications reaching far beyond California, this study paves the way for sustainable mobility solutions in an electrified future. For more info, see the article published in The Hill or check out the full study.