A heatwave this week had alerts coming over Tesla screens. “The grid operator recommends to avoid charging during peak hours between 3pm and 8pm to help statewide efforts to manage demand”. Yes, that’s right… the solution touted by so many… electric cars, is suffering from some of the same ills we have had for years. Imagine the next steps, with rolling blackouts and outages across various states, as electric grids buckle under the pressure. I’m less enthused about EVs than ever before.

Tesla is asking customers in Texas to avoid charging their EVs during peak times to conserve energy. The state is experiencing a heatwave that is pushing the electric grid to the limits.