EV owners of California are asked not to charge cars at peak hours by California state authorities

California Independent System Operator told EV owners to avoid charging electric cars between 4 pm to 9 pm

The decision was taken to keep the power grid up and running during peak hours

During these hours, the state’s power grid experiences the highest demand as residents turn on their air conditioning

Solar energy production also declines as the sun goes down.

State authorities have also asked residents to limit power usage as much as possible.

California has banned the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035

Source: www.cheatsheet.com

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The heat wave has hit most of California and prompted power grid officials to extend the statewide Flex Alert

Flex Alert is typically issued in the summer when extremely hot weather drives up electricity use, making the available power supply scarce