You still have an 8-hour window to charge EVs – California’s gas-powered car ban means we can export oil ‘if we produce it’


On Friday’s show of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) said electric vehicles in California can still be charged for eight hours a day and argued for the ban. California recent on the sale of new gas-powered vehicles. by 2035 is a national security boost because “if we produce oil, we can export it to countries that would otherwise be dependent on Russia and Iran.”

Sherman said, “The fact is, EV charging can go anywhere from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. That’s not when we’re going to have a blackout. This is when the other demands are down. Electric vehicles can and in the future will, and some already do, feed electricity back into the grid at key times, then use their batteries and remove the electricity from the grid between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Less than 1% of our electricity currently goes to electric vehicles.

Sherman then specifically discussed banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, saying, “The recent announcement is that after – in about a decade, we won’t be selling gas-powered vehicles. Now , it will be a decade or more after that before all gas-powered vehicles are reduced to a small percentage of those on the 405 Freeway But we see the prices of electric vehicles come down We see the tax credits that Congress just passed and the president signed in. And we’re going to see American energy, produced in America, running our vehicles, and if we produce oil, we can export it to countries that would otherwise be dependent on Russia and Iran, so this is a huge step forward for our national security.

He later added that there would be no complete ban on fossil fuels.

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