Where I live, the EV-disruption has already happened.
So we KNOW that the grid survived.
You do know that, which btw I never disagreed with, so why bring it up?
We KNOW that your armageddon talk about loads breaking everything is ridcolous.
Load shedding. It's a standard practice and has been for decades. It exists for a reason. Come back when you know how a power grid works.
A grid obviously breaks when you draw too much power, I am amazed that even needs explaining. Math doesn't lie either, with EV it is very easy to exceed the *production capacity* by an order of magnitude. If you come up with a calculation showing that 40 million times 22kw is somehow less than 100GW, we can talk. Until that moment it remains a fact that EVs can overload the grid even with a moderate percentage of them is charging at the same time, even when charging slow.
A good rule of thumb is 1kw/hour/person for private and business power consumption combined outside of extreme areas to either way.... and surprise, that is about close to the production and grid capacity we have.
What you are claiming in essence is that our grid somehow has 100+% in spare production, grid and transformation capacity, that operators spend billions over billions on, just for it to sit around until someone makes a practical EV car. Right, we all know that is how business works...
You simply don't notice that in your pricing yet because relatively few EV drivers use existing reserves, that got larger with the general increase of efficiency and moving electricity intensive industries elsewhere, and expansions are conveniently paid by everyone, instead of charging it to EV owners in full*, like it is practise for everybody else with elevated power needs.
We also know that 3rd party repairs is possible with Tesla.
Yeah, because I said it, and I think I even provided the directive that makes it law.
We also know that EVs are great cars for long distance batteries even with moderate battery sizes, and that EVs work great in cold climates
Straw man much...
And great for long distance.... depends on what your long distances are. Mine often have 900+ KM. And while Siemens, you know, grid people, has chargers in the parking lot in Nuremberg, they are already occupied when I get there. When EV cars can do that without a stop, then they are good long distance vehicles...
*which would be counter productive for climate goals, but would be fair as those charges are effectively a new Tax.