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Energy Talks: When the Grid Goes Dark Can Electric Cars Save the Day in a Disaster?

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Edmonton Public Library - Strathcona
Free
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As the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) increases, so too do concerns about the performance of these vehicles during crises and emergencies.

Being fueled by electricity, EVs can't rely on the same disaster planning that's been taking place for combustion-engine vehicles for decades since EVs rely so heavily on the wider electric grid for their continued operation. However, EVs also find themselves in the unique position of essentially being batteries on wheels. This means these vehicles can be deployed to hospitals, power plants, and other critical locations during disasters to keep these facilities operational and help disaster-stricken communities access crucial services.

This speaker series is presented in partnership with Future Energy Systems. They focus on multidisciplinary research that develops the energy technologies of today and the near future, integrates them into today's infrastructure, and examines possible consequences for our society, economy, and environment. Energy Talks provides an opportunity for you to engage with researchers and learn more about their work.


Edmonton Public Library - Strathcona

8331 104 St
Edmonton, AB, T6E 4E9


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