The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

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20 күн мурун

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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
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Atheists Fight Club
Atheists Fight Club 20 секунд мурун
I often think that if the bible had any kind of basis then the greatest trick Satan ever played on humanity was calling himself Yahweh and creating the Abrahamic religions.
Ectoplasmic Entity
Ectoplasmic Entity 15 мүнөт мурун
There's a gas station and tesla charging station near me. I usually fill up 2 times a month at the gas station early in the morning before work. When i drive by the Tesla station seeing people waiting in their EV to recharge and other tesla's waiting for a spot it just makes me laugh.
NEIL FOX 34 мүнөт мурун
The charging problem is easily solved. Just implement rapid battery swaps. It's already a thing and you can change batteries faster than filling up, plus EV's have almost no maintenance costs.
FIGHTTHECABLE 38 мүнөт мурун
EVs are the best. I've driven 2 and own 1. I will never go back to ICE. Would you still buy a Nokia? No. And this video has so much false / missleading information. Camparing Hybrids and calling them.electric cars. Wendover has failed to see that charging at home, does not require you to charge as often. And that's why it is OKAY to have a charger 31 minutes away. I only charge 4.5% DC.
geckoblaze48 43 мүнөт мурун
Talk about stupid.
MrMusic1950 47 мүнөт мурун
Many people "try" electric cars (microwave ovens), but always, and very soon go back to a "real car", yup, like the cordless diy drill, always need the 4 hour charge in town. Never will leccy cars be usable for this reason. Dont waste your time with microwave ovens.
David Szakacs
David Szakacs Саат мурун
Only $7.8 billion? Well, instead of sending up rockets, Musk could build them instead.
Rick Shaw
Rick Shaw Саат мурун
Am I paying more for power during "peak time", so that some legislators investment in Tesla can grow?
Philip Brucker
Philip Brucker Саат мурун
Chargers need to be in at least 1 in 4 gas stations or at least in somewhere as convenient before I'll consider. Older EVs need to be charged more often than new ones and I'll never be able to afford a new EV.
218philip Саат мурун
If you add up the subsidy being paid by (other) people, impracticality in half(?) the nation, the energy inefficiently that is insurmountable if the entire energy cycle is considered, there are quantum leaps in technology needed.
allgoo 19
allgoo 19 Саат мурун
The question comes down to this, "Will the people buy their second electric car?"
modianoification Саат мурун
Europe has a plan but doesn't have Tesla
Angel González
Angel González 2 саат мурун
4:45: Man, technically Thomas Edison did "battled it out" with George Westinghouse, because they controlled General Electric and Westinghouse Electric Co, but in reality the father of the Alternating Current (AC) was Nikola Tesla, who is arguably the father of the modern electrical grid. Other than that, is a great video!!
Roman Numeral
Roman Numeral 2 саат мурун
"Charging station distribution" is what we need to monitor. If that even becomes 50/50 with gas stations, it's going to be a scary time. Many many many gas stations are going to have to shutdown due to lack of demand. There are going to be old-schoolers who will want to keep a gas car for hobby purposes, but it's going to be tough to find gas.
Iv zh
Iv zh Саат мурун
Nah homie, Porsche and Siemens Energy set to produce a hydrogen based synthetic fuel by 2022,, which would be usable with all of the current manufacturing, storage and distribution infrastructure.
Steve Prestek
Steve Prestek 2 саат мурун
What hadn't been addressed is the size of the electric fleet. If there were, say ten percent electrics, the power grid could not handle the charging load to service all of those electrics. This video really glosses over the real problems with EVs. As a total transportation solution, from creation on the factory floor to end-of-life - taking in consideration ALL aspects - they are a very poor.
Absurd 72
Absurd 72 3 саат мурун
Great video. Keep creating
Mark Mcelheney
Mark Mcelheney 4 саат мурун
I Wouldn't Have One, On A Bet!
David McNamara
David McNamara 4 саат мурун
The nail was hit head on.
Hari Sadu
Hari Sadu 5 саат мурун
Frankly in urban India at least except for NCR, most people don't seem to drive very frequently outside of their city. Like people in Kolkata for instance don't drive outside of it that much. If most of your driving is restricted to an urban area and if you can charge at home, your problem is mostly solved and then essentially a matter of cost.
Jack García
Jack García 5 саат мурун
Do we have coordinated government plans? Yeah, well, but you know... Also, cost of EVs is definitely in the way, maybe not in the US, Norway, Switzerland and the like, but for me in Spain, spending 30K in a car is no joke.
Dave Block
Dave Block 5 саат мурун
Once synthetic fuels come online the EV 'craze' will pass. Electricity does not come from Fairy Dust and the strip mining needed to produce the batteries will become unacceptable. EVs are not 'clean' and will be obsolete soon enough. A classic NIMBY distribution of the pollution.
kk123 ggogle
kk123 ggogle 5 саат мурун
Good video but it completely ignores the KW demand issue. You have to have the power available in the quantity needed (instantaneous KW) in order to power all these chargers. Renewables (solar and wind) being an intermittent supplier (low cap factor) can't supply the KW 'spikes' caused when mass amounts of EV's are plugged in. And you can't use battery storage for this scale/rate of energy. For that you need local gas 'peakers' to give instant power when needed. There are also designs for modular nuclear 'peakers' that could do this also. I also think the charging time for EV's needs to be about the same time it takes to fill a tank of gas before there is mass acceptance(which means even more KW required to charge). Currently the only way to do this is with capacitor based batteries which aren't economical yet.
Ricky Got
Ricky Got 5 саат мурун
Luckily Tesla is a trillion dollar company
Wayne Wagner
Wayne Wagner 5 саат мурун
This is a classic liberal out look on solving the problem. Your asking the government to pick the winner when its not there business.
Jason Beetleborn
Jason Beetleborn 6 саат мурун
this is not a problem. Industries and supply lines have to develop. but at this point an electric vehicle is an option, and that is a huge option. Gas is supreme though, and getting rid of gas is a threat.
don christie
don christie 7 саат мурун
Add the data of having battery changing stations at gas stations and stand alone’s.
Fred Gervin M.P.
Fred Gervin M.P. 7 саат мурун
I'm getting a Big Block on Mars.
Pink Flamingo
Pink Flamingo 7 саат мурун
Too bad we couldn't remain energy independent while we work this out... $5/gallon gas isn't going to enable regular people to buy new cars or make charging stations magically appear.
O R 8 саат мурун
Can someone tell me how we're supposed to replace all ICE-powered vehicles with EVs? Where are we going to get the resources to produce the billions of huge batteries needed? And how are the dirt-poor slave labor mining those minerals supposed to get paid if the prices are to be dropped dramatically? Some food for thought for the "zero"-emission morons out there.
Korwynias Wolfdrake
Korwynias Wolfdrake 8 саат мурун
The Volt is a hybrid EV, its EV range is 30-50 miles.
Goby G-Major
Goby G-Major 9 саат мурун
I thought Edison battled Tesla...or is that in Murdoch mysteries?
Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis 9 саат мурун
It appears that the prices you gave for electric cars and their batteries includes the huge current and proposed taxpayer subsidies, so the vehicles are nowhere close to the tipping point for popular adoption. Those subsidies are not sustainable over the long term. The other problem with batteries is the diminishing charge and discharge return over time and use, along with the huge cost to the environment in mining the resources required. There is also a huge issue with the safe disposal of spent batteries because these batteries cannot be recycled. Why should taxpayers finance charging stations and not petrol stations. This technology must be able to stand on it's own or fail, or newer and different technologies that may well be sustainable and successful at low cost will be overlooked because it is easier and more profitable for the wealthy to continue to chase the subsidies.
Eduard Pertíñez
Eduard Pertíñez 9 саат мурун
It would be as easy as writting a law that orders all service stations close to an "autoban" to have a fast charger in the next 12 months if they want to maintain their privilege to be close to the freeway.
DirtySaltyBug 10 саат мурун
In a very crowded city like Hong Kong, there cannot possibly be enough charging stations to satisfy demand. It's not unusual to see Tesla vehicles queuing for chargers. Also, if you live in a flat, you are basically sh*t out of luck.
Edward Heath
Edward Heath 10 саат мурун
Several years ago I completely converted a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO into a 100% BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) and I put some other electronics and technologies in it so that it will travel over 1200 miles on a single charge! How about somebody from the United States that is building / mass producing their own electric vehicle call me at my company that is “New Ideas and Innovations, LLC“ in Madison, Connecticut so we can get this ultra long range travel technology into your vehicle so it will be the best and longest traveling EV on the market! Seriously; Edward H. Innovator of the EEV-3 / “The Watt“ 203-500-8777
Michael Villis
Michael Villis 11 саат мурун
Hmmmm... Maybe if the federal government had a week focusing on infrastructure projects like the issues mentioned in this video... They could call it... "Infrastructure week"... Oh wait...
Markus Strangl
Markus Strangl 11 саат мурун
The main EV charging problem is a lack of education in the general population. So many people think that EVs work like combustion cars, in that you drive to a DC charger once a week, just as you do with a gas station right now. Instead, basically everyone who owns a house with their own garage can install a home charger and start every day with a full battery. Very few people need to drive more than 250 miles every day.
Index 12 саат мурун
Screw less charge and more stops means more lost time. Who wants to keep stopping to loiter around open air and unsecured charge points. Tipping point to adoption into electric is buy converting existing ICE fuelling infrastructure by adding Hydrogen that way greater take up of EV’s which generate their own electricity and mimic ICE for fill and go and range. Power point car is yesterday’s news.
Jestami 12 саат мурун
Blacksheep66 13 саат мурун
I live on a boat @ 25⁰ latitude. We have solar panels, generator, diesel aux power etc and usually plugged in at the dock. Its impossible to run an air conditioner 24-7 for 9 months out of the year soley off of solar panels and a wind turbine lmao. I swear most of these "renewable energy" bots must have skipped out of their math classes their entire lives. And most have zero experience or knowledge with the actual nuts and bolts of the subject and also have no idea of the physical "footprint" needed for the solar panels and wind turbines to provide for each and every one of us.
Blacksheep66 12 саат мурун
@sehhi vooty Sorry, I'm not sure I understand your reply.
sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty 12 саат мурун
Drives off same time it takes to get gas.
Chris Ellis
Chris Ellis 13 саат мурун
If the globalists want to us to use EVs, then don’t, f*** ‘em 🧐😉😡✅
sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty 12 саат мурун
Why can't they put alternaters so we don't need to recharge them makes more sense
Darris Hawks
Darris Hawks 14 саат мурун
Salina, Kansas is pronounced "Sa ly nuh" not "Sa lee nuh" Kansas people know. Nobody can say our town names properly lol Olathe, Kansas is "Olaytha" Osawatomie is "ah suh wah tuh mee"
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
A point everyone misses here is that you don’t actually need to charge all the way up. The furthest away I drive from home with any regularity is 50 miles to my brothers house. A supercharger can add 50 miles in less than 5 minutes. Boom I’m home and the rest of the charging happens overnight. It would be just a handful of times a year I would actually need to fill up on a road trip.
Sangria Biscus
Sangria Biscus 14 саат мурун
How many Texans used their EVs in keeping warm during the snow storm? That electric bill would be expensive.
steveMCHS 14 саат мурун
You forgot they are also so ugly and boring both inside and out
Formata Gfys
Formata Gfys 15 саат мурун
Instead of tax breaks they should charge car tax 1$ for each co2 they produce
everyday tenor
everyday tenor 15 саат мурун
You missed one big point: once Evs become ubiquitous, govts will be losing their tax revenues from gas and diesel fuel taxes. Obviously, they will then tax Evs, eliminating all savings of Evs, and you will still still be left with all the hassles of charging wait times and battery replacement costs No thanks.
everyday tenor
everyday tenor 2 саат мурун
@John Cahill And again, you missed the one big point: road taxes, coming soon to a municipality near you. As for charging times, my ICE car fillls up in a few minutes. I see Tesla owners at charging stations near waiting for their cars to charge for what seems like a long time. Battery life.....have you gotten 500,000 out of yours yet? I hear stories of battery degradation with Teslas. I had a a chance to buy an EV last time I needed a car.....maybe I will change my mind in the future.....but right now, no.
John Cahill
John Cahill 4 саат мурун
@everyday tenor Speaking for Tesla only, there is no charging wait time issue and there is no reason to expect battery replacement costs (fleets have exceeded 500,000 miles on original battery).
Khoa Tran
Khoa Tran 15 саат мурун
The Chevy Volt hasn't been in production since 2019 and wasn't a pure EV, it was a hybrid. Do you mean the BOLT?
Jason Humbert
Jason Humbert 16 саат мурун
I will happily keep my V8 for quite awhile. I try not to buy first gen anything and thats what i see this electric vehicle thing at the moment. As an Aussie there is a lot that needs to happen before I conrtemplate buying a Hybrid, let alone full electric.
Rushi 16 саат мурун
Did he just say that ac was not invented by Nichola Tesla 🙄
xr6lad 16 саат мурун
Sorry disagree. Totally disagree. Electric vehicles WILL NOT take off until you can totally charge in the same time as a petrol/gas car. End of story. As population increases, most parts of the world DONT have driveway’s where they can charge over night. Apartments, small homes, European cities with on street parking. And until people like you wake up, it’s not going to happen. Nor will it happen in countries like Australia or Africa where driving 400+ klms in a day is nothing out of the ordinary.
TheKingmaji1 16 саат мурун
Overall, this was a great evaluation of the market EV challenges. However, I do believe you miss some of the other issues that surrounds this entire segment. That being the shift in public demand for SUV and trucks. This is a major influencer on the US market. Plus the usage of trucks as a tow vehicle or as a work vehicle in the field only exacerbates the current problems that impact the public demand for EV products. The ability to charge faster is a major part of the problem. While the practical storage in these vehicles is not able to keep these major segments from even considering a transition. It would be more practical to allow for the quick change of batteries in a drive-through. That way you could bridge the gap and be able to try and keep pace with conventional vehicles.
fireworks2fireplac3s 16 саат мурун
Who tf in their right mind tries to drive from Perth to Sydney?! Absolute mad dog
SUPE SUPE 17 саат мурун
The main issue for us in Australia with EV's is range. We need a vehicle that has minimum range of 800 kilometres without filling up. Some distance requirements need 1000 to 2000 kilometres. And yes if it cant charge quicker than 15 minutes forget it.
Jonathan Tyree
Jonathan Tyree 17 саат мурун
Until an electric car can fill up faster than I'm in and out of the gas station I'll always pass
Tiny Dog
Tiny Dog 17 саат мурун
Why can't they put alternaters so we don't need to recharge them makes more sense
Bill Salyer
Bill Salyer 17 саат мурун
Im a investor. I will give this ideal away. The car pulls in station. Drops used battery and then picks up fully charged battery. Take it. I can solve any problem but I'm am poor. Drives off same time it takes to get gas.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 15 саат мурун
Tesla did this over 5 years ago and Nio does it today in China
Bill Salyer
Bill Salyer 17 саат мурун
Im disabled and only get 860$ a month. Sad story.
Hobo Ryan
Hobo Ryan 17 саат мурун
Oil companies refuse to support EVs, until that is solved, the USA will never fully support them.
MDF 1 18 саат мурун
The biggest problem by far is that you rock up to your nearest fast charger and find out you are third in the queue and everyone needs a 30 min charge. So you drive to the next one and find the chargers blocked for some reason. You eventually find a charger to get onto and ooooops it has been vandalised as it is in a car park with no security. When did you last see a petrol station without an attendant of one kind or another. The charger points are cost prohibitive to install, but EV sales are on the forget how long it will take to charge, think more of how long it will take to find a charger not being used to plug into.
Irfan Syah
Irfan Syah 18 саат мурун
Now Hyundai Ioniq 5 can have a range up to 100km by only 5 minutes of charging. The fast charginng technology is also getting better by time.
david rab
david rab 18 саат мурун
The stupendous wind markedly thank because celery arthroscopically trade except a testy mile. hateful, acceptable wasp
twkeyes1 18 саат мурун
Good video, but I think you missed an obstacle in crossing the tipping point. What happens to the price of electricity if we convert the majority of cars to electric, especially given the lack of competition in getting electricity delivered to the home. I love the idea of low maintenance cars, but would not want to rely on Con Edison to power my vehicle.
TotallyNotAnEel _
TotallyNotAnEel _ 19 саат мурун
Still rather buy a newer used Internal combustion than an New EV
dsm reloader
dsm reloader 19 саат мурун
Ha HA HA HA HA!! And you want to add trucks??? Lets see, I could drive my semi for 30 miles then charge for an hour or two then do it all over again.. Yep, right around the corner..
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 15 саат мурун
The charge rate is limited in terms of battery %, not absolute energy. So a semi would charge just as fast.
HarshColby 19 саат мурун
@10:25: Tesla raised $5B without a hiccough in the stock price. What makes you think they won't install charging stations as fast as needed? Why would any Tesla owner bother to stop at a non-tesla station and waste an hour charging? Teslas route through Superchargers as needed. And almost all charging is done at home, so the network is only for long range driving. The tipping point is already here.
moreforme74 19 саат мурун
Charging stations isn't the problem. This video is a waste of time. No one wants to sit around for more than 5 minutes at the pump.
moreforme74 20 саат мурун
Oh please, let me know when I can drive from Boston to Atlanta with my subwoofers bumping in only 16 hours. I'm not sitting around in the wrong neighborhood for 30 minutes.
Eric R
Eric R 20 саат мурун
There is no need for the average American to live 4 minutes away from a super charging station. That’s overkill. I think 15 minutes is the magic number.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
Exactly. Home charging means access doesn’t need to be that good
Eric R
Eric R 20 саат мурун
Your range for the Tesla Model 3 is way low. My 2019 Tesla Model 3 fully charged has a range of 315 miles on a full charge. Of course, range is variable based on your speed. If I drive above 70 mph, my range declines in proportion to how much over 70 mph I’m driving. I have the Model 3 Performance model with Dual motors. The Tesla Model 3 Long-range has a max range of 353 miles and the Standard Range Plus Model 3 has a max range of 263. These max ranges are based on a max speed of around 65 mph. I don’t know the exact numbers, but I would estimate that driving on the highway at 75 mph, takes about 15% to 20% off the max range of Tesla Model 3’s.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
He’s talking about the SR+
Allen Edgar
Allen Edgar 20 саат мурун
No mention of sourcing the Electricity How much power would be needed once the electric car become the majority vehicle on the road.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
That’s the easy part. Nuclear.
Mark Bardsley
Mark Bardsley 21 саат мурун
Texas storms
William Mason
William Mason 21 саат мурун
Please read, trust me and research yourself, you’re being conned. This is just a complete fake news on best & viable alternatives to conventional diesel & petrol. Hydrogen powered battery cars with Proton Exchange Membrane cells or equivalent are the way forward with H2 for start you can have the same refuelling times (when existing garages are set-up) using existing infrastructure. The H2 range is more or equivalent to diesel / petrol. Certainly a damn site more than electrical charged battery cells which have a place but not as a viable alternative. Fast charging times are 20mins at best & just think of the millions of extra batteries to dispose of when a Hydrogen powered PEM will last for many years. This is all just Sales & marketing distortions to make you think it is best. How do you think most of the electricity is generated? Plus your reliance the the grid. What if you have a power cut? You go nowhere unless you have your own backup power. Irony abounds! In UK about 40% max is renewables (hydro, solar, wind- when light & when wind blowing) the rest is the normal power stations -gas, nuclear, coal fired. In view of so many coal fired stations being shutdown there are hundreds of sites now with gas and diesel generators being used to stabilise the grid. So just bigger engines with equivalent emissions constraints as we have with new cars. It’s a nonsense just because at point if use it cashes in on the out of sight out if mind mentality.
William Mason
William Mason 6 саат мурун
@Mark Brand I accept & agree that there is a limited place for charging battery systems but not as it’s being spun. With laughable marketing propaganda & contextual snapshots. It will only sell well due to trusting people being misinformed /lead by the nose with the perceived no emissions at point of use (out of sight out of mind mentality which we all are prone to). H2 wins on every level and contextual consideration environmentally & economically with continued power generation within the car itself
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 6 саат мурун
@William Mason well the mirai is available in California well just have to see how it sells
William Mason
William Mason 9 саат мурун
@Mark Brand Theres no tipping point H2 would wipe the floor against battery powered rechargeable cars with significantly superior benefits on many levels even if batteries are able to improve by 20-30%. Rechargeable batteries have a place but there is still major reliance, more interdependency & environmental impact when compared to refuelling at a gas station with H2. It’s a nonsense but fully understand companies wanting to push their product & marketing narrative and suppress others even though it’s a technically inferior application - nothing like being lead up the garden path
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
Several companies are pursuing h2 and it will have the chance to compete
valkry007 21 саат мурун
when it goes 300 miles on a charge and is 100% reliable in minus 40 degrees call me.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
So... today?
Bruce Baum
Bruce Baum 21 саат мурун
At this point there are no practical SUV’s or EV non commercial/PU to buy although coming soon in the next year but the prices of the Tesla X model is over $120,000 and the Rivian PU is at least $70,000 there are just cars which aren’t affordable for most people. Now if the govy would give me $40,000 of tax free money to buy a EV I’ll be in, thanks Simple Joe you’ll get my future vote if you make everything semi-free, but remember I’m an old white guy just like you.
Snake Eyes
Snake Eyes 21 саат мурун
The solution is not faster charging. As the battery packs get cheaper, having locations with already charged batteries an having battery changing machines to swap out your empty battery for a freshly charged one will solve these problems. Most warehouses already use this technology for their forklift equipment, changing batteries using high powered magnets with rollers on a forklift to change an empty battery for one already charged. So it is an already proven an used tech for many decades already. Anyone on long trips could 'rent' a battery from a charging station. You can change batteries as fast as filling up a gas tank.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
Having battery swappers makes no difference in the amount of charging you gave to do. All those packs have to be charged
Corrie May
Corrie May 22 саат мурун
This video basically explains why I’m pro nuclear. I studied geology at UoA, and basically our level of environmental destruction needs to be reformed and not outsourced to child slaves in Africa. If you use advanced batteries for energy store that’s exactly how we could develop this technology by storing excess energy from reactors. Develop advanced modern practically 1:1 fuel to waste reactors if you can afford them; fund and subsidise modular nuclear reactors (buried nuclear reactors that fit on flatbed trucks that cannot melt down as the latent heat of the earth cools the reactors in an energy scenario) for rural and poor areas. Research into cold fusion from thorium and tritium fusion reactors will effectively push humanity into a stage 1 civilisation, allowing us to power everything we need in space with minimal area for the reactors. This energy would also mean electric vehicles would be actually green, at least in terms of air pollution after the grid was nuclear. Unfortunately this position is hindered by old notions funded by the fossil fuel industry; they are the main opposition to nuclear exponentialism, as it is petroleum fuelled backup generators that supply regular, supplement power to green energy stations. People don’t like hearing this; so I encourage you to go and look into this yourselves. Nothing I say would convince you.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
RE Africa: there are plenty of cobalt free batteries
Jiayi LI
Jiayi LI 23 саат мурун
Curious enough, You didn't want to mention China, where there's 50% of world's EV chargers already installed, and the largest EV market in the world. Must be quite awkward for you to say "China does better than us". So you put EU as example... Yeah after all all China can do is break the world's recycling.
Bullets Are Flying
Bullets Are Flying 23 саат мурун
36k for a eletric car 😂🤦🏾‍♂️
F A 23 саат мурун
Good video on infrastructure points but completely misses an elephant in the room: a replaceable battery! If I buy an EV I want to pull up to an electricity station and just replace an empty battery for a fully charged one, in 5 minutes. That's it. Why can't all the EV producers just agree on a replaceable battery standard(s)? That would allow all the gas stations to convert/run in parallel the replacement service. And they will be charging empty ones too.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
Tesla actually implemented this but the station received little use because charging was pretty quick. Think about it, most of the times you fill up fuel you don’t actually need a full tank at that moment. You just need enough to get home.
Ken in IL
Ken in IL 23 саат мурун
Easy way to propagate charging stations is to make them profitable. If they charge $200 for a half charge ($1/mi), you will see them on every corner and parking lot.
Ken in IL
Ken in IL 23 саат мурун
How about a similar vid on the use of natural gas cars.
Paul Petersen
Paul Petersen Күн мурун
Begs the question: how do you charge an EV on a hot summer day when there are brownouts or rolling blackouts, due to high electric usage? The answer is very slowly, or not at all until the grid is upgraded. I'm not holding my breath.
john torouzokth
john torouzokth Күн мурун
Kei cars Kei cars Kei cars
Hell Hole
Hell Hole Күн мурун
Well everyone made fun of tesla when it started out. Given the time, EVs have become revolution. I think given 5 more years electric will be majority of transport.
Harsh Thanvi
Harsh Thanvi Күн мурун
And this is where the tesla current tower will be built by elon musk in 2024
Moronic Videos
Moronic Videos Күн мурун
The incentives are a bluff. I don't know about other countries but in mine most of the price on gasoline or diesel is tax. That means it's a milk cow. Governments won't accept that revenue to dry up. As soon as the EV fleet has reached a certain size they will tax them for the exakt amount they've lost. It can be via kilometre tax or by making cars having to charge on "vehicle electricity"if you want to charge at home. For the public chargers they'll just up the price/kWh.
Hell Hole
Hell Hole Күн мурун
That's the price we pay to save the planet, and we should all adopt renewable energy.
sastaffa Күн мурун
I would love to have an electric car. But I live in Rockies, round trip to shop or to pick up my kids from closest metropolitan airport is 400 miles. So I need 500+ miles battery pack for those pesky winter months. Oh well, back to the gas station.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
Or you can stop for 20 minutes and add 200 miles of range.
ronnie wuerch
ronnie wuerch Күн мурун
Electric cars are garbage.
Mahmoud Zaki
Mahmoud Zaki Күн мурун
You have many great videos bro, but not everyone is thinking like that. For example there are 42 millions used cars sold in 2018 about double that amount of new cars. Due to the price of the car and buying power of the consumers. As a person who always buys used cars I will tell you my thoughts, buying a used phone your concern is battery health cause the replacement is expensive, sure the charging time is a factor but overhead cost down the line and depreciation is insane if you can’t afford to replace those batteries. And when you have Tesla’s battery replacement tag over $20k that’s over 50% of the price of your car in 8 yrs and if you live in open roads that could be down in 2-4 yrs
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
Batteries in cars don’t get used full to empty every day and they have thermal management. They last much longer than a cell phonez
Bryan Piereson
Bryan Piereson Күн мурун
In terms of infrastructure, I'll bet building charging stations is the easy part. Where is the power to run these charging stations going to come from, especially if eliminating carbon is the goal?
J Sixx
J Sixx Күн мурун
And where does the electricity originate?
Respawn Restricted
Respawn Restricted Күн мурун
I plan on purchasing and Ev as soon as every single gas station has an electric station that I could charge my vehicle in 5 minutes or less
Raamastak Zack
Raamastak Zack Күн мурун
I always pictured all the gas stations as electric stations eventually
Avery Күн мурун
Are you just going to completely gloss over the biggest issue with batteries? No mention of battery degradation? Why do you think people aren't buying oleds? Because they don't want things that will break in a few years. A car is an expensive investment, and people need them to last a long time.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
That’s a non-issue. Look of lithium iron phosphate batteries. They last 1M miles and are already being sold to OEMs by CATL.
CS_FL Күн мурун
Unless you are going on a long trip, it isn't necessary, nor even desirable for battery life to charge fully for around the town. The limit is for traveling. So I will continue to use my gasoline powered larger car for trips, and have a smaller Tesla for buzzing about town. And we have a fast charger about 5 minutes away... But, hey, I'm home all night. You are right, however. The issue is charging. And it always will be.
KingDav3 Күн мурун
Take a look at the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 800v charging. It costs 41k and can fully charge in 30 minutes. We are already there. I've been driving an electric car for 6 months and I will would never ever use a combustion car again. My next car will most likely be a rented Ioniq 5, its amazing how fast the technology evolves.
Joseph thibeault
Joseph thibeault Күн мурун
AC power was invented by Tesla
Rickyw01 Күн мурун
Coordinated government plans? Soviet Union had all that but it collapsed? There has to be other solutions. Did government pass a law requiring people to own cell phones? No, they just attached enormous taxes to our cell phone bill.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 14 саат мурун
No but they passed a law regulating the frequencies and program languages your cellphone uses
Dave Bukowski
Dave Bukowski Күн мурун
Another point: One charging issue is one that came up recently in TX. When the grid infrastructure has problems, then even charging stations located anywhere will not be able to charge. So during disasters and incidents that require evacuation, there will be power supply problems. This is why I avoid pure EV and stick with hybrid. Otherwise, a very good video. Though if you update it, might want to introduce that point. I volunteer as a first responder, that is why I take an "all-hazards" approach.
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