Electric cars are powering buildings from parking lots
On the roads of the future, pollution could become a thing of the past. Globally, electric vehicle uptake has surged as drivers seek to reduce CO2 emissions from cars, trucks and buses. But burgeoning demand for EVs is starting to overload existing power grids as more drivers join the hunt for charging points.
Offshore wind power could be the solution to this growing demand. Power-to-X technologies can use electric vehicles as temporary mobile storage units for surplus energy generated from renewables like wind farms. This clean energy can be returned to the electricity grid and used to power homes and businesses.
This video looks at the changes in power demand related to a mass switch to EVs, showing how the energy industry is creating innovative solutions to the challenges ahead.