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EVs are here; will California's electrical grid meet the challenge?

Greg Morrison
Greg Morrison
Greg Morrison

This story aired in the May 10, 2023 episode of Crosscurrents.

California recently reached a milestone of one-and-a-half million electric vehicles, or E-Vs, on the road. As that number grows, a question arises — will there be enough charging stations for them? And how will the state's power grid hold up to the increasing demand in the years ahead?

KALW News Editor Sunni Khalid spoke to Greg Morrison, the executive editor of Bumper-2-Bumper TV about the increasing number of EV’s and the challenges California faces in accommodating them.

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Sunni M. Khalid is a veteran of more than 40 years in journalism, having worked in print, radio, television, and web journalism.