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But! Since 2005 the UK's generating capacity has been very substantially reduced with the closure of coal fired generation and closure of old Magnox nuclear reactors. As far as I am aware the UK's current generating capacity is very close to its demand. Will the infrastructure really cope?UK electricity consumption peaked in 2005 at 357.2 terrawatt hours: in 2019 consumption was 301.76 terrawatt hours, and that is with about 280,000 registered electric vehicles in 2019 and close to zero in 2005.
Additionally, electric vehicles commonly draw electricity at night, a time of low demand. The infrastructure can probably cope with the increasing demand from electric vehicles.