The number is only 10% because the baseline of current electric production and consumption is so high. And of course some of that electricity production is already renewable production.Little John wrote:So, if a completely replaced ICE fleet of EVs is only going to raise electricity consumption levels by 10%, then this must mean that the existing ICE fleet is only using a similarly very small fraction of hydrocarbon fuel...right? In which case, why go to all of the infrastructural upheaval of changing the fleet when there are obviously many more more larger, low hanging fruit in the economy to grab hold of?
Currently the UK consumes some 36 million tonnes of petroleum a year powering ICE cars and trucks.
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistic ... tables-env