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Letters: EV timers can reduce drain on grid

A Richmond News reader disagrees with a letter writer about EVs overwhelming the grid
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Dear Editor,

Re: “Red flags over EV ownership” Letters, Aug. 18.

EVs have charging timers that can be set to charge after midnight when demand on the electrical grid is low and there is plenty of power for far more EVs than we have now.

Plug-in Richmond has asked the BC Government to require that EV dealers set the timer before the vehicle is sold rather than requiring owners to do it, many of whom are unaware of this feature. There is an override switch that enables charging to begin immediately when necessary.

John Roston