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Get ahead of the crisis: Factor evacuation-driven demand into utility plans for EV charging
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Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is growing rapidly, as are instances of extreme weather. Are these two growth trends on a collision course? As utilities develop emergency response plans for extreme weather events, they should plan for mass evacuations in which a significant number of those fleeing are driving EVs. Incorporating these scenarios can help utilities sidestep the risk of overloaded power grids along heavily traveled routes.