MORE DEMAND FOR GLOBAL ELECTRICITY Charging Infrastructure Is a $2.7 Trillion Barrier to Electric Cars Making sure that there’s always somewhere to juice up your ride is going to be big business. That’s according to financial services firm Morgan Stanley, which, according to Bloomberg, estimates that the world will need to spend a dizzying $2.7 trillion on charging infrastructure if it’s to support 500 million electric vehicles. (That may sound like a lot of cars and trucks, but it’s worth noting that there are over a billion on our roads right now. So even if robo-taxis erode the number of cars in city centers and autonomous trucks cut the number of 18-wheelers we need to run, it’s not a crazy number.) The rollout of charging points is often cited as a key incentive to convince a public with range anxiety to adopt electric vehicles. Without a place to charge in a city center or, more important, beside a long and lonely highway, nobody would take the plunge and buy an electric car. In turn, that would render impotent even the most ambitious of regulatory pushes to incentivize automakers to build electric vehicles. So far, building out a suitable network has seemed to require both private and public investment. We’ve already seen that to be the case, with the likes of Tesla building its own charging stations and the U.S. government committing to build a series of national electric-vehicle charging corridors around the country. That will continue to be the case. But with such a huge amount of money potentially there for the taking, we may expect to see some more original thinking about the best ways to build and run charging points. After all, there’s nothing like the prospect of a fistful of dollars to get the creative juices—and, with any luck, the electrons—flowing. So assuming 500 million Electric Vehicles will be on the road in 20 years, how much electricity is demand to charge these 500 million EV every day? The battery pack for the pure 100% electricity is anywhere from 24 KWH to 85 KWH let just take the lower end of the range around 30 KWh, here are the electricity demand every day for these 500 million EV: 500,000,000 EV x 30 KWh = 15,000,000,000 KWh/day = 15,000,000 MWh/day = 15,000 GWh/day = 15 TWh/day The estimated annual electricity consumption for 500 million EV will equal to:15 TWh/day x 365days= 5,475 TWh/Year. How Big is this numbers (5,475TWh/Year?) Here is the actual annual report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: for 2016 the total U.S. power generation is (4,076.8 TWh). WOW, INCREDIBLE!!! So as we can see the total power demand for the 500 million EV worldwide will be BIGGER than the entire US power generation output per year!!! That is incredible, talking about the future demand for electricity beyond our imagination!!!