Experts: Electric vehicles could help, not hurt, California's energy grid

This week’s extreme heat and energy event has sparked some to suggest electric vehicles could further strain California’s energy grid as the state prepares to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars, claims energy experts across the state said are far from the truth. "It’s political," said Siva Gunda, vice chair of the California Energy Commission. Conservatives like radio talk show host and candidate in Gavin Newsom’s 2021 recall election, Larry Elder, have made the claim. Elder tweeted during the latest heat wave: “Only 1.9% of vehicles in California are EVs. What happens to the grid when California bans the sale of new gas cars in 2035? Just when you think the Dem run state can’t get any more idiotic.”