Posted BY: RM | NwoReport
Californians are being advised not to charge their electric cars during certain hours as a 90-degree heatwave roll in.
The move comes just weeks after the California Air Resources Board voted to ban gas-powered vehicles by 2035.
The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has called for residents across the state to ‘reduce’ energy usage between 4 and 9 pm ‘when the system is the most stressed because demand for electricity remains high.’
Starting on Wednesday and running until Tuesday, residents are being asked to not charge their electric vehicles between those hours, set their thermostats at 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances, and turn off unnecessary lights.
‘Lowering electricity use during that time will ease [the] strain on the system, and prevent more drastic measures, including rotating power outages,’ the bulletin said.
California has officially become the first in the world to enforce a ban on the sale of new gasoline cars by 2035, following a public hearing on Thursday that ended with the California Air Resources Board voting to approve the policy.