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We're driving to an electric future, but how do we keep the kettle on?

Electric vehicles are now a reality, but boiling a kettle at the same time as charging your car may not be, according to insights published by the National Grid. In July, the government announced that all sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK will cease by 2040. Volvo, meanwhile, has said every vehicle it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor. The National Grid predicts that by 2050, there could be up to 26 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road in the UK.They'll all...

Daily Mail: Race for electric cars could be maddest green mania yet

By Christopher Booker For The Daily MailPublished: 20:57 EDT, 22 August 2017 | Updated: 20:57 EDT, 22 August 2017 The National Grid is warning us that if you are charging your electric car at home with a high-speed charger you won’t be able to boil an electric kettle at the same time, because it could blow your fuse boxThe National Grid is warning us that if you are charging your electric car at home with a high-speed charger you won’t be able to boil an electric kettle at the same...

Boiling the kettle and charging your plug-in car could BLOW your home electrics, warns National Grid

TRIPPIN' HELLUsing high-powered home charging points could risk tripping the fuse on your house if you're using other appliancesELECTRIC car owners may be running the risk of blowing their home electrics by using a rapid charger and making a cup of tea, the National Grid has warned.Home chargers installed with fast capabilities are likely to trip a main fuse if used at the same time as power-hungry appliances like kettles, ovens and immersion heaters. Go Ultra Low High-powered home...

Mouthwatering Recipes Using Bacon Fat

Bacon makes everything better. But before you go throwing out that bacon grease at the bottom of your skillet — why not use that bit, too? Bacon fat is a valuable tool in any kitchen, and can be used in place of butter and lard to infuse dishes with a light, smoky, bacon flavor. Try it in everything from savory soups and salads to pancakes and gingersnaps — bacon always adds a little something delicious.These ten recipes will help you turn your leftover bacon fat into a delicious — if...