His RTE operator on Wednesday said that by 2035 France’s electric network would be able to face a sharp increase in demand from electric vehicles.
France has about 223,000 electric vehicles on its roads and just as some other European countries are planning to complete the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of efforts to curb pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
RTE President Francois Brottes told reporters that “For us, the development of electric vehicles is a realistic option for the power system and can be an important volume for energy conservation of about 40 gigawatts.”
The Brottes forecast is based on the most ambitious growth scenario that predicts that there will be 15.6 million electric cars on French roads by 2035. These can be used to save electricity when not in use.
The demand from this number of electric vehicles would not exceed 48 hours terwatt per year, or about 10% of the current demand, an RTE study was found.
Brottes said that remote management systems can be used to pilot the recharge of vehicles using renewable energy during the most effective day of the day, because 95% of timing vehicles are stationary.
The long-term energy plan of France, known as the PPE, predicts about 15.6 million electric vehicles by 2035, about 40% of all road vehicles now.
The RTE said that heavy traffic periods, such as school breaks, weekend departures, and holidays, when vehicles were to be replenished, were not a cause for concern.
The study said, “Electricity consumption in the evening may be reduced through the implementation of simple management solutions.”
RTE said the cost of running an electric car could be three times lower than that of a diesel or gasoline engine, which will reduce the pollution from the transport sector, accounting for about 45% of the total emissions of dioxide carbon in France./Investing.com