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Re: Electric grid

The American infrastructure is so old and knackered it can barely deal with what they do now nevermind putting car charging on it too!

Electrical infrastructure is getting very old throughout the developed world. For example, the place where I work in Germany has two separate high-voltage electrical feeds. One comes from a district substation using a transformer intalled in mid-1930s. The backup comes from a transformer installed in mid-1950s. The reason I know is that one of them failed a few years back. It took several months to fix - the parts are no longer available, and had to be manufactured individually.

All western countries, not just the US, will need to invest in the electrical infrastructure massively in the coming few decades.

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