http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/22/AR2010112200017.html Er, so why not plug the car in after you finish cooking? Or the timer switches it on later that night? It seems to me that if people buy electric cars, then that suggests that they are open to the concept of optimising recharging both for the anticipated mileage of the following day and via cheap rate electricity. You don't have to or need to fill the "tank" as fast as possible each evening. Pricing structures could be introduced to encourage more grid-friendly recharging behaviour.