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Oh, the California irony


It’s California, so it is to be expected.

But just days after California announced that it will be banning the sale of new gas-powered personal vehicles effective 2035, Californians were asked to limit the charging of electric vehicles, because of a looming electricity shortage on the Labor Day weekend.

The Blaze provides more details:

California energy managers are warning that an expected heat wave over Labor Day weekend could cause blackouts and are urging state residents to conserve energy — which is bad news for electric vehicle owners.

The California Independent System Operator — a non-profit that manages the power grid for 80% of California and a small part of Nevada — issued a bulletin Tuesday announcing that “extreme heat” conditions are “likely to strain the grid with increased energy demands, especially over the holiday weekend.”[…]

“Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights,” the ISO advised.

READ: Californians are urged to avoid charging electric vehicles, days after state announced ban of new sales of gas-powered cars by 2035

Meanwhile, in Australia

An Australian bank has stated it will no longer be offering loans for people wanting to purchase gas or diesel vehicles. READ: Australian bank will end loans for new gas and diesel cars in shift to electric vehicles

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