The negative implication of the title is sure to delight climate change deniers: America’s Power Grid Isn’t Ready for Electric Cars (Click image for article). The article makes the point that when the majority of cars are electric cars, it will place additional demands on electric generation and grids; and that different states will require different levels of upgrades. Some states, like Texas, already have excess capacity to meet seasonal demands for air conditioning, so managing when EVs are recharges is key. Other states will require greater efforts to increase capacity. The article ends on a more pro-EV note by mentioning that drivers will collectively save huge amounts in gas expenditures: California drivers alone would have saved $25 billion in 2017 had they all been driving EVs.
The article makes no mention of solar power and begs the question if states with a lot of sunshine, like California, can quickly ramp up power generation by subsidizing homeowner solar installation with excess capacity.