Sure. What can go wrong? I mean it's not like an automated car would ever make an error that would cost someone their life, right?
A lot less likely than a human driver.
You'll be aware of the many driver safety features in newer cars that take decisions out of the hands of drivers and into automated systems? See link...
https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/advice-aut ... irect=true
"The movement toward autonomous vehicles — self-driving cars — has brought high-tech safety features to today's cars, too," says Jim Salek, vice president of property and casualty loss prevention and safety programs for USAA. "Many of the groundbreaking advances in the area of car safety have come from these efforts."
Cars are safer every day. They are becoming more autonomous every day too.
Yes, and the batteries are super-cheap
You've heard of the miracle of mass production?
http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/07/ ... -expected/
Stem CTO: Lithium-Ion Battery Prices Fell 70% in the Last 18 Months
Until they become more popular and overwhelm the grid . .
I don't think you understand how the grid works.
Peak demand is in the 8Am to 7PM period. Usually highest about 11AM to 2PM depending on the season.
The grid is overwhelmed when peak demand exceeds the capacity of the grid...
Electric cars will not affect peak demand because they will be charged over night, almost exclusively. Partly because they will be driven during the day, and partly because consumers will decide to charge in the night when power costs are lower. (I presume US electrical companies offer variable pricing. I just assumed because I have it, the US does too. I think its safe to say that if there are places that don't have it, there will be a move towards this...)
The problem is we are going to see our production of electricity drop in the coming years
Do you have any evidence to offer here..
All I could find in this vein was this study, which contradicts your claim.http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/re_futures/
Glad to help.