The hospital a couple miles away has a generator the size of a city bus and a fuel tank to match.
The Apple server farm…it has 7 fuel storage tanks. Big ones.
even my Kid’s school has a diesel back up generator.
Faith in the grid is deteriorating. Ooh, I’m gonna get a Lighting, no a Rivian, and a Tesla…
my power company already says I use 29% more energy than my neighbors. Imagine 70 more kw/h per day?!
Gas is not going to vanish anytimes soon but new cars will be sold side by side with EV over time and the EV will replace the ICE in most applications.
The gas here is more to keep old cars on the road for collectors as I suspect many countries will continue to up the alcohol content to where we will be unable to use it in older cars.
Much like the zinc we have lost in the motor oil we are going to lose the fuel too. It is like gun control in some places they take the bullets but not the gun.
EV will change some aspects of life but they are not going to fail spectacularly. As time goes on I suspect the changes them selves to vanish. Development is still early and much is being done.
I look at it this way at least they are not forcing us on to bikes..... yet.
As for a major earthquake in CA power goes down you are not pumping gas anyway and the road and bridges being down you are not likely to drive anyplace anyways.
Besides the last things they will change will be fire and rescue vehicles. It may not be in our life time.