The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

9. feb.. 2021
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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
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  • What about the max battery charge loss problem?

    Cameron DudleyCameron Dudley15 minutter siden
  • I just wonder if this is going to work in the long run. The question I've had isn't chargers on the road, it's the ones at home. So many people live in cities where you don't have a parking spot, you park on the street, and it's always different each time you park. That's true for neighborhoods of houses, not just apartments. Electric cars seemed designed for suburbs. I'm curious why they weren't designed from the beginning with a standard swappable platform. exchange empty batteries for full ones. I wonder if in the end that's how this will go, or otherwise people in cities will need to wait for driverless cars that can drive themselves to a garage and plug themselves in. There are some electric cars in my hood, where cables are run out to the street from the house, often not plugged in because the wrong car parked in that spot. I can't imagine the average person doing that, with every house having 50 ft cables running out of them.

    Scott DonnellScott Donnell27 minutter siden
  • This video makes the wrong assumption that an affordable cost in the US means affordable everywhere in the world. In smaller countries like NZ where I'm from it's the car's cost that's the limiting factor.

    TonyTony30 minutter siden
  • Cars? I've already replaced my car with an Electric Moped for all local use, including super market trips. SUR-RON Light Bee.

    MichaelMichael34 minutter siden
  • By posting video on Nebula you are pushing a different "standard". I pay a fee at Google not to have advertising on NOworld and you ask me to pay a fee at Nebula (or Curiosity). Not so different than the AC/DC war of of the plugs war. Regarding your video, I agree for the need of a normalization, and Tesla should switch to CCS everywhere, at least for new cars. The later the transition, the more difficult it will be for Tesla. Doing it in Europe just before their first high volume car was a very good move. However your numbers regarding how much it costs to build a fast charging network are wrong, at 9:47 in the video, because you only need fast chargers to travel so nobody needs to be "4 minutes away" from a fast charger. So no need for "31,251" supercharging stations and it would not cost about 8 G$.

    Didier PuzenatDidier PuzenatTime siden
  • A huge number of multi car families could benefit NOW by having 1 EV....we have 2 used EVS and an somewhat fuel efficient dinosaur mobile. My wife and I have two kids. Between the four of us, more than 95% of all driven miles are on our EVs. Each with an estimated 120 mpg epa estimate. 99.9% of charging is at home. For several years only using 120v plug in charger. Granted it is going to be more challenging for universal adoption. But universal adoption is not needed for huge benefits NOW!

    joe klinglerjoe klinglerTime siden
  • What happens when you die at the side of the road? Gonna bring out a cord? Or 2 gallons of gas?

    Walt BulletWalt BulletTime siden
  • 31 minutes to charge I don't think is right, can you imagine needing to spend 31 minutes per stop on a road stop? I think 7 minutes is more realistic.

    JohnJohnTime siden
  • You mispronounced Salina. Unlike the similarly named city in California, (Salinas, pronouncecd "Saleenas") Salina KS is pronounced "Sa-lie-na".)

    AustynSNAustynSN2 timer siden
  • $36,000 ! What a bargain ! Glad they're not expensive in any way

    RBn2RBn22 timer siden
  • The problem is government intervention right now would only benefit Tesla because they sell the most so other car companies will lobby against it. In 2-3 years when every company sells an electric car, they’d support it.

    Shane P.Shane P.2 timer siden
  • lesson: be more like europe, less like america

    Amadeus GangwolfAmadeus Gangwolf2 timer siden
  • Suhl-EYE-na, Kansas.

    Pickled EntropyPickled Entropy3 timer siden
  • Tesla is a nice car of course if there are no issues I would buy a Tesla for sure once it reach India But I'll never risk Traveling 100 of KHM with a Battery car I have trust only on Mitsubishi/Toyota for that 😆.. No offence Battery may be the future but it will surely take another 40 years or so for people to adjust with it I feel . Last think why the hell American Took out the Chevy Cruze 2.0 Diesel version 4 cylinder I swear that was one of the best driver car so far Even though I own a Mercedes c200 I always prefer to drive the cruze Man u Guys should have keep that car on the market such a pity Plus for me as well for selling off like an IDiot 😆 I have around 12 cars can't even remember but I still miss the Chevy Cruze till to date but won't buy again since close no point .

    IceManIceMan3 timer siden
  • Hydrogen hybrid or hydrogen hybrid point-of-charge power plants. Otherwise electric car is DOE. Current electric grid will not support EVs. And there is no capacity/space/fuel to support mass EV in a near future. Sorry tree huggers, you'll have to live with ICE a little longer.

    Gee EeeGee Eee3 timer siden
  • I'll never consider a electric vehicle

    The Cheese KingThe Cheese King3 timer siden
  • Did you know that 90% of future predicting statistics are made up on the spot? There's one problem with that. 30 seconds from now, those statistics are now out of sync with reality. That's why projections can be calculated to be very wrong. Go back to 2017, make this identical video and the information would have been even more negative, and yet still shown to be wrong now. In other words, videos like this are like sports pundits. Filling a moment now, knowing that what happens in even the next 90mins, will most likely be different to what is being said. Like verbal splurge or word salad, this is mathematical salad. Just to let you know, the UK has it's own power grid, not associated with the continental European one. Yes it is one way linked in two places but, operates a different system entirely. Infrastructure will grow as demand does.

    Steven MacdonaldSteven Macdonald3 timer siden
  • I mean lets be serious, the percentage of people that would be in a bind if they had a tesla are like negligible to the majority of the population who could charge over night at home...

    Peter VastaPeter Vasta3 timer siden
  • You make the videos too long...

    Aryan RathodAryan Rathod3 timer siden
  • As a person who needs to be able to travel up 400 miles in a day I have the perfect solution, keep a generator running in the trunk. Just cut a hole in the deck lid with a charging cord plugged in to the charging port. There are some really great quiet run generator on the market that should be able to keep up with all your traveling needs.

    Arthur IrwinArthur Irwin4 timer siden
  • The biggest cause of human induced climate change, is intensive farming. Environmentally destructive, cruel and a big driver of climate change. Lekky cars won't change that

    huepixhuepix4 timer siden
  • here in UK they are having to build gas powered generators every place the gas and electric transmission lines meet to power all these electric chargers so producing the same CO2 polution.

    Mal StubbsMal Stubbs4 timer siden
  • Consumers consumers consumers consumers consumers consumers consumers

    Vasiliy MedvedevVasiliy Medvedev4 timer siden
  • Do you know how much air you damage with petrol car? For one liter petrol.

    Mantvidas BalcikonisMantvidas Balcikonis4 timer siden
  • Wow, a coal-powered car! To replace one gas station for one day would power a sml. to med. city. Batteries and motors have a long way to go.

    michael frechettemichael frechette4 timer siden
  • 31 minutes to charge a car? That is the goal? The consumers that want that are electroc car owners now waiting hours to charge. Does nobody see the stupidy in all this?

    meinasalonmeinasalon5 timer siden
  • Hydrogen is the answer, not batteries.

    meinasalonmeinasalon5 timer siden
  • We have a Nissan Leaf 60 kWh. Its great, will never go back petrol or diesel. I charge at home. When we go on long trips we use fast 55kw chargers.

    Jorgen LingeJorgen Linge5 timer siden
  • When I was a kid back in the early 80s my parents used to go caravaning. Back then the fridge was a basic icebook design. The cooling system was these blue plastic books with a liquid inside what that liquid was i am not sure. What you did was hire a frozen plastic block from the campsite shop. It would keep the fridge cool for up to 24 hours. When it defrozed you took it back to the shop. Paid a small fee and swapped your defrozed block for a froze one. The shop would then place your old block back in the freezer. If EVs had some system with east removal swappable universal battery system would solve many problems. Charging time, battery closed loop recycling car life and so on

    flock thisflock this5 timer siden
  • 2 big problems with the video 1) People will not want to wait 30 minutes to charge on a road trip, maybe if they are at a store shopping. 2) Yes government builds roads and bridges but they do not build and operate gas stations like this video seems to suggest they do for charging stations.

    Phillip GlassPhillip Glass6 timer siden
  • Norway has serious grid issues with everyone charging at the same time on the morning In part because in cold climates also have to heat the car interior

    mike savagemike savage6 timer siden
    • Not true as people charge at night. Hot showers are more the cause of the problem. Many chargers are smart and start automatically when power is cheap and takes a pause when there is a huge demand. The battery lasts 125 miles, so more then enough. I charge every 3rd day or so.

      Jorgen LingeJorgen LingeTime siden
  • I thought I had a decent understanding of all this but your video explained so much and is super helpful

    SpacialQuantumSpacialQuantum6 timer siden
  • As someone who works in the energy distribution field I thank you all for job security

    Highrever OneHighrever One6 timer siden
  • The market research data is debatable (I guess the desired price is different in let's say East-Europe than in the US), but I can't challenge the consequence drawn from it. There is also a second-hand market to be considered - currently there are too few EVs available second-hand that don't require a full overhaul or hopelessly outdated.

    BladeTheWatcherBladeTheWatcher7 timer siden
  • Where does the power come from that the charging station use? The answer is the power grid. It would mean higher use of fossil fuels at the electric generating plants, which would mean higher CO2 emissions. To me we are trying to do too much too quickly. We would become a country of solar farms and wind turbines, at the expense of farm land

    Rich KenyonRich Kenyon8 timer siden
  • No mention of Chinese government supporting the installation of battery swapping stations between most of China's population centers. The one EV that seem to be the most aggressive in installing charging stations and swapping station is a EV company name NIO.

    Stanley SneedStanley Sneed9 timer siden
  • The problem is to fully fill a gas/petrol car take 15-20 minutes to fill a tank from E. An electric car takes an hour or more to charge a battery from E. Also gas pumps are universal. Charge pumps are not universal! Electric cars are as old as gas cars. Volts are NOT EVs! I see a few Bolts in the video but no Volts.

    Thomas PassarelliThomas Passarelli9 timer siden
  • I think you mixed up Chevy VOLT and BOLT. The Volt only got 50 miles of range. The Bolt is the one that gets 250 miles under ideal conditions, but is closer to 125 under "real world" with heater on, inefficient driving, etc. But you are right, the range is becoming less of an issue. Charging is a huge issue though, pretty much every agrees that the grid, currently, can not meet demands of a future electric fleet

    Nicholas ScottNicholas Scott9 timer siden
  • Then we need the new safer nuclear to power all the new cars. Many areas are close to max on their power grid.

    Ted TednessTed Tedness9 timer siden
  • where is all the electricity going to come from and how will it be generated?

    Sam BoudreauSam Boudreau9 timer siden
  • I won't be buying one in my lifetime.

    marty3888marty38889 timer siden
  • Wait till you need to drive more than 250 miles and have to stop and charge your car, you may have stand in line to even get on a charger.

    jjack flashjjack flash9 timer siden
  • Sometime within the next few years the Fed will MAKE you buy a EV

    jjack flashjjack flash10 timer siden
  • only really applies to USA....100s of miles range needed. Not in smaller countries where the average journey is something like 30 miles

    atomic critteratomic critter10 timer siden
  • US government right hand doesn't support left hand, people not buy a ev vehicle until there is a support form the US Government or the factory make ev cars.

    Cedar CottonwoodCedar Cottonwood10 timer siden
  • I better go with hybrid afterall i still want to hear my engine roar

    Jester ZubrataJester Zubrata10 timer siden
    • Suede inside My engine roarin' It's the big boy, You know what I paid for it (name that 🎶🎵)

      djyoutubodjyoutubo8 timer siden
  • Yeah i'll keep my Mercedes E220d thank you. I get 1100 km range with a tank...and over the 100k kms i've done until now it has run on 5.3 Lt / 100 km That's little over one gallon per 60 a 4.8 mt long luxurious sedan.

    SpaghettiKillahSpaghettiKillah11 timer siden
  • Not enough power and does nothing to help the environment. Do you not know how lithium is mined ? Refined ? Stored ? Disposed of ? Do you even know where lithium is mined from ? Probably not. Diesel fuel isnt going anywhere neither is petroleum production and consumption. Gas may go but an electric fuel cell will never be as efficient or even come close to matching the power of a diesel engine or natural gas or even a gasoline engine. Takes 5 minutes to fuel up not interested in riding around in something i have to plug in everywhere i go. I already have to do that for this devil rectangle i carry around.

    Captian TrousersCaptian Trousers12 timer siden
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    rohis akibrohis akib12 timer siden
  • The fools dream of green continues.

    546 cowboy546 cowboy12 timer siden
  • Meh... this is ok but totally misses the core point.... 95% of EV charging takes place at home overnight... yes there are those with no off street parking, but more than enough people do to get over the tipping point and solve the chicken and egg issue...

    Rod McClair-BurgessRod McClair-Burgess12 timer siden
  • Electric Vehicles would be great if you could switch a Used Battery for a Fully Charged one.

    Matthew FordMatthew Ford12 timer siden
  • making ev itself is extremely polluting

    Sky BlkblySky Blkbly13 timer siden
  • What about dual parallel charging batteries so that it reduces time?

    Club 6Club 614 timer siden
  • Fast charging an electric car using a diesel generator uses the same amount of diesel that you would use to drive the same distance ..Because to fast charge you would need a 36kva generator minimum for one car at a time Seven generators seven charging points . This is how a roadhouse in the middle of nowhere would do it

    andrew Davisandrew Davis14 timer siden
  • Biden and ev cars for everbody has one fault. And would lead to banning ev card from downstairs building in time. What is it? Lithium fires. And it a catch 22 colbalt make it more fire prone and harder to put out. Even telsa say after the pack get a fire or short it's unstable and can burst into flames till 24 hr. Think of a 2-7 floor of parking with ex next to each other. They have so much stored energy and poisoned gases the build has to be evacuate as Will the whole block. They can't even put one ev fire out now. It will be like a sparkler & smoking .we haven solve this problem yet and Gm will stop build gas cars by 2025, crazy... then there the charging of these ev at night. You need tons of gas power plants. Look at California they got wind and solar but for got battery fir night charging. And finally, we don't make chips not foundrys the building of it. We don't make battery. We don't make wind or solar panels. We don't have rare earth. What this means is we will import all of this for biden green energy. We lose. As we gave up high tech manufacturing. And nobody want to take engineering classes . Maybe that why biden want the the china and India engineer student back. LOL make America great

    thomasthomas15 timer siden
  • In Norway, 95% of electricity comes from waterfalls.

    Jason HunterJason Hunter16 timer siden
    • Thanks for sharing! ??????

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiu14 timer siden
  • Before the Chinese Flu was spread around the free world I used to drive 450 miles from UK to Paris most years.. This will always be my judge of EV's. I always stop once in UK for about 30 mins. And I stop in France for 30 mins. That's 450 mile journey I would stop for 1 hour charging. It's already possible! Who drives more than 450 miles without a 1 hour rest?! 3 phase electric instillation at home will be the new equivalent to fiber optic broadband. Its needed so we can all fast charge at home. Battery's are measured on KWH same as your home outlet. The maths does not lie. We need faster charging at home just like we used to need faster internet. Obvious when you think about it and use a calculator. Now what if they add a charger on the ferry! The car battery lasts longer than I can be bothered to drive for anyway!

    Henry PhillipsHenry Phillips16 timer siden
    • @oiuet souiu Bidens a weak puppet who bends over and let's China poke.

      Henry PhillipsHenry Phillips6 timer siden
    • The Biden Administration’s push for federal vehicles on EV will help this along.

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiu14 timer siden
  • Workplaces and apartments and condos MUST be required to retrofit for the good of the planet. But for ICE drivers in SFR's, this is a glass half empty problem: rather than see the UPSIDE of NEVER having to go to the gas station EVER (or worse, waiting in line at Costco Gas 2-4 times a month), people LOVE to complain about the 0-1 road trips a year where EVs would force them to stop, stretch their legs and smell the roses rather than drive 18 hours straight and risk a pulmonary embolism.

    David AhnDavid Ahn16 timer siden
  • He keeps comparing the Chevy Volt which is a PHEV and isn’t fully electric. His content is usually great but this seems poorly researched.

    Austin GrassoAustin Grasso16 timer siden
  • None of this addresses where the power is going to come from because there is no way it can all come from wind and solar. Not even a large percentage of it. This begs the question, why do it at all? Also, there is no way the grid will ever be able to handle charging electric cars for everyone, all at once.

    Terry DavisTerry Davis16 timer siden
  • You forgot to tell everyone EV is a "clean myth." Where does the electricity come from to charge your car? COAL & NATURAL GAS.

    Chris NedbalekChris Nedbalek16 timer siden
    • At least the gas is natural? Amiright? Lol

      Auxiliary PantherAuxiliary Panther6 timer siden
  • If only you mentioned the number 1 place people charge their cars...HOME. This video is great talking about many of the problems with long distance trips and charging. However I haven't used a supercharger in about a year...some of this is because of the pandemic, but most of it is because I plug in when I get home and never have to stop at a "gas station". The average American drives 26 miles per day...plugging into a regular outlet each night at home is incredibly easy(and more than enough to have a full 'tank' if you really feel the need for it). I would contend a far larger problem for electric vehicle adoption is the ability to charge at home. I'm not a homeowner and finding apartments that have even just a basic 120V power outlet for vehicles is extremely uncommon unless you pay for a garage at a higher end apartment, which having a higher end apartment is nice, but not always feasible considering the continuously weakening lower class wages in the U.S. This is a far larger problem than cross country road trip charging locations from my experience.

    KevinLGittensKevinLGittens16 timer siden
  • Whenever someone says “The problem is we don’t have enough government!” I know it’s time to tune out.

    Johnny BagofDoughnutsJohnny BagofDoughnuts17 timer siden
  • With the increase in EV production to replace fossil fuel cars, more fossil fuel (i.e. natural gas, coal, oil, nuclear) prime mover generating power will be needed to supply the needed electricity to run all of the future EVs that replace gasoline and Diesel powered vehicles. Because there is presently no substitute for fossil fuel/nuclear power to produce the megawatts needed. So just concentrating on "infrastructure" availability to support these EVs is only one half of the problem. Also wind powered generation and solar powered generation are NOT ENOUGH to do the job as I had stated earlier. Especially when there is none or not enough wind or sunlight at critical times when additional power is needed. To prove my point, look at what just happened to the Lone Star State of Texas during the freak weather this month (02/2021). The Texan power grid, by design, relied on 23% of it's power generation to be wind and solar. The remaining fossil generators had to roll blackouts. Because some were replaced with wimpy renewable power and could NOT meet demand. The tragic result was people died and people's houses froze.

    George TraversGeorge Travers18 timer siden
  • I think they should push Hybrids more than EVs in the USA. Let's be practical here. Americans like to drive long distances too. Toyota makes an extremely reliable hybrid system in their Prius, Rav 4, 2021 Sienna, Corolla.

    Tech guyTech guy18 timer siden
  • Spot on

    Swapneel ChatterjeeSwapneel Chatterjee18 timer siden
  • The Chevrolet model that is EV is the Chevy BOLT, NOT the Chevy "Volt". The Volt is a hybrid with a gasoline engine and is no longer produced. The Chevy Bolt is all electric and is produced now.

    George TraversGeorge Travers18 timer siden
  • Here's another reason why electric vehicles are a dumb idea. The driving motive is the false belief that electric power is clean and efficient. Not true. The source of energy and emissions of CO2 and pollution moves from the tailpipes of engines when they are running to the smokestacks of power plants when batteries are charging. In China 65 percent of electricity is generated by burning coal, the dirtiest fuel used. Another 5 percent of generated energy is lost in the grid heating wires and transformers. Electric cars in China might actually increase emissions. In the US 20 percent of power comes from nuclear power plants. Every one of them is at the end of its usable life and will soon need to be decommissioned. Droughts in some areas like the west is reducing availability of hydroelectric power. So called renewable sources are only a small percentage of total generated and have their own problems. The rest comes from burning fossil fuel, coal, diesel, and gas. The EU failed to meet its Kyoto goals and is failing its Paris accord commitments. China has no commitments and continues to build coal fired plants. Many hydroelectric dams in China are failing. If electric cars are dumb then driverless cars are even dumber. Would you fly in a pilotless plane? What happens when a driverless car suffers a mechanical failure traveling at highway speeds and there's no human to take control? Why do I know all this? Because I'm a electrical engineer.

    Erica FischerErica Fischer18 timer siden
  • So long as EVs cannot run pickups, tractors, trucks, etc. they are merely a commuter auto. And never mind that Hyundai is going to recall and change batteries in thousands of their cars. They are still a fire hazard. You need a better battery and that may mean a different battery construct. AND that's pretty pie in the sky at this point. And electric will cost 5x as much as today if we don't build nukes to replace the coal and gas everyone is trying to get away from.

    Rocks and OilRocks and Oil18 timer siden
  • a component that your analysis is lacking is the lack of support that owners of EVs have when it comes to maintenance and service. Disregarding the charging station problem, there is a huge lack of technicians that will even look under the hood of an EV, considering the differences between EVs and ICEs. I can find pages of mechanics nearby that will service my vehicle and multiple dealerships for my brand in a 50 mile radius, but the nearest Tesla dealer is over 250 miles away. Given I would have to take vacation time every time I wanted maintenance done to a Tesla I might like to buy, this consideration looms large to many consumers

    Ryan AndersonRyan Anderson18 timer siden
  • The US needs to bring Tesla into line by making CCS the standard. Tesla have already proved it’s the right thing to do in Europe, and even though they were dragged kicking and screaming to the table, they eventually found a comfortable seat. There are just some things that can’t be achieved without Govt regulation.

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  • The Biden Administration’s push for federal vehicles on EV will help this along.

    Anthony DaramolaAnthony Daramola19 timer siden
  • So this report is to get the tax payer to fund the infrastructure after the consumer gets a huge tax break on the purchase and then they don't have to pay any road tax

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  • Image how much you can save by charging at home overnight and not having to go near gas stations and buying expensive coffee candy newspaper’s................ My worry is what happens to the electricity grid when even half the country is overnight charging ?. How would they cope with half the country leaving their electric shower on all night ?.

    Brian RedmondBrian Redmond20 timer siden
  • Everytime a battery discharges and charge's it looses a percent of capacity so your charge rate time will go up and your distance will go down. It gets a lot worse over time

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  • Infrastructure used to be an endeavor made by private companies and they did a far better job at it than any government. Governments everywhere "hijacked" everyone's minds into thinking that infrastructure is their prerogative. In truth, governments legislated themselves into a monopoly, as they're wont to do, and simply forbade competition in that area. In short: just keep the effing government out of it. If more people are willing to buy electric cars, or if the manufacturers of those cars believe that providing the infrastructure first is the right way to go about it, just let them. It'll be a slow increase in adoption, but it'll be a responsible one, gradually expanding the network where market demands are highest and so on. Inviting the government to that equation would be like some shoe factories in Russia: they all broke yearly records in production. However no one could wear the shoes: they only made left-foot ones. You want them to be adopted and be here to stay for decades onwards? Let the market deal with it at its own speed. Getting the government involved to "speed things up" will create a big effing mess - it already does everywhere else!

    zkrtrtzkrtrt20 timer siden
  • WIRELESS ELECTRICITY=On the cusp of providing free energy to all, Tesla’s research was squelched by high power individuals who did not want energy to become a free commodity. Tesla was denied funding by bankers and his theory about worldwide transmission has been denounced; however, his research was of such significance that it was confiscated by the FBI upon his death. IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY FOR THE ELITE AND CONTROL

    EnigmaEnigma20 timer siden
  • Good luck with those in Canadian winters

    Braun VatamaniuckBraun Vatamaniuck20 timer siden
  • Yet another leftist arguing for government compulsion. STOP! Let the market decide. This kind of garbage is everything wrong with our current culture. No, government should not be incentivizing any of this. Case in point? He confesses that government incentives are incentivizing the wrong thing. They always do. Even if they don’t, they are immoral. The market will figure it out. No, government’s job is not infrastructure; it’s job is to protect our rights, period. We will figure it out. Get government out of it. EV has come about because of market interest and the innovation that seeks to fill that interest. Therefore you want to incentivize that. How? Get out of the way.

    bruceamibruceami20 timer siden
  • Great video. Yes sadly the main force to introduce mass market EVs is by regulation or big government no other way. A problem not highlighted is that we need to build more power plants preferable on renewable energy. Further the ultra fast chargers use up so much electricity in a short time that when there is a peak usage eg when people arrive back from work the current grid cannot cope. In short more regulations and an infrastructure we need to build up now so only government can do this. If you wait for the free market you will be left behind.

    Bart van der HeijdenBart van der Heijden20 timer siden
  • whats the cost of a charge

    Ray FisherRay Fisher21 time siden
  • Great video, but at-home charging was not addressed well. Users might live 31 min on average from a fast charger, but they also have the opportunity to install an at-home charger - something that is not practical for gas car owners to do. At-home charging is slower, but can also happen overnight. The rates are also much cheaper than fast chargers. Batteries also like slower charging. This effectively means that you will generally leave home mostly charged, and won't actually need a fast charger within 31 minutes of driving. This makes your estimate of required chargers to match gas stations wildly inaccurate. Your overall point is good - common charging infrastructure will be a big boost and something that governments can do something about.

    Sam CurrenSam Curren21 time siden
  • will out a lot of money in to the grid. 50 million cars added will be a disaster. look at texas. what if most cars there were electric. an even bigger mess. it will take years to upgrade the grid.

    deeremandougdeeremandoug21 time siden
  • At the risk of being :that guy:, an inverter converts from DC to AC (inverts the voltage at 60hz), whereas a a rectifier converts from AC to DC (rectifies the voltage wave to DC).

    Josh ZeterJosh Zeter22 timer siden
    • @Auxiliary Panther Agree 100%.

      Josh ZeterJosh Zeter3 timer siden
    • A rectifier is a "dumb" component, usually the first part of a converter, as it makes the buck or boost conversion process more stable. Converters will smartly control their output voltage, which allows for droop control or current limitations.

      Auxiliary PantherAuxiliary Panther6 timer siden
  • So many things wrong with this video. Just a few, 1) He says we need more chargers, uh no, I don't want to stop every 100 miles to charge my car for 15 min. I want the ability to charge in 5 min and go 400 miles like I can with my ICE vehicle now. Battery tech just isn't there yet. 2) No, electric cars are not roughly the same price as ICE cars. If they were, you wouldn't need government tax incentives to get people to buy them. They cost more up front. 3) No, the government doesn't need to decide what type of connector electric cars need. The most efficient way to find the best type of connector is to let the market sort it out. This is how we mostly use LCD TVs instead of plasma and BLU-RAY instead of HD-DVD. I think electric cars are cool but the tech isn't there yet, the price isn't there yet, and most importantly, I think, the convivence isn't there yet. I hope to own one one day but it just doesn't make sense for most people right now without heavy government subsidies which is a whole other argument.

    DavidDavid22 timer siden
  • Why do we, the driver need to charge the batteries ? Why not have a standard battery pack ? Drive into a garage ,swop the flat battery pack for a fully charged one ,the same as driving in and filling up your tank now.The garage charges them the Sameer way they fill their petrol storage tanks. No chargers all over the country , standardize , problem solved.

    john lesterjohn lester22 timer siden
  • Several points. 1) New battery technologies will solve the rapid charging issue within several years. 2) The vast majority of journeys do not require rapid charging beyond that already available. Privately owned cars sit idle for more than 90% of their lives. Charge can be added at a slower rate during these extended periods of inactivity.

    Clive PierceClive Pierce22 timer siden
  • Where are you getting the mileage numbers for the Model 3? All have close to EPA milage around 300mi. WTF?!?

    Steven CastellanosSteven Castellanos22 timer siden
  • The fancy germany peripherally crash because internet approximately charge beside a bloody anteater. spiffy, rural sarah

    Vineet TiwariVineet Tiwari22 timer siden
  • Yes he is referring to Chevy Bolt, not the Volt. Also, there is an adapter that allows Chevy Bolt to use a Tesla charger. It’s not accurate that a Bolt cannot use a Tesla charger, but there is no adapter for a non-Tesla vehicle to use a Tesla Supercharger.

    Gavin GarrisonGavin Garrison22 timer siden
  • The Chevy volt is a hybrid. I think what you were talking about was the Chevy bolt which is all electric.

    Louie SamuelLouie Samuel22 timer siden
  • Chevy Volt is a hybrid ..... its range can be as far as its gas tank/battery allow

    Thomas PhamThomas Pham22 timer siden
  • just wait till elon musk introduces his next gen battery technology for the tesla cars, you will see around 500 miles range as standard

    Az JonesAz Jones23 timer siden
  • So, if the car is at 98% full every morning, how many times will you drive more than100 miles in a day? You need to charge people’s mind set. One thing that you seem to skim over is that an EV could easily be a second car for your daily commute.

    Mark MaugleMark Maugle23 timer siden
  • Elon Mask can make large trucks filled with super betteries and use it on roads that far away from the cities. Add ability of Tesla to recharge other cars, and you got all US road coverage

    Untamed CorgiUntamed Corgi23 timer siden
  • Alcohol fuel cells, people...

    Matúš HonkoMatúš Honko23 timer siden
  • I would rather have a hybrid. No charge stations? No problem.

    lochinvar00465lochinvar00465Dag siden
  • Tesla works great!

    Greg SpethGreg SpethDag siden
  • I drove in 2019 a 9,000 mile trip around the country in my Tesla model 3 long range (300 mile range) and had absolutely no problems charging. I charged to 80% and took about 15 minutes. We never planned our stops because Tesla superchargers are at most 150 miles apart. If you drive 70mph you are good for 300 but if you drive 40mph you will get 600 mile range. I never had to do that. This coming summer we plan on taking our new Model Y the Canadian route. We usually stop every 200-250 miles to change drivers or eat. People will defiantly have a problem if they buy a non-Tesla electric car. Non Tesla cars take forever to charge. At home (San Diego) I have a NEMA 14-50 plug which is easy and cheap to put in. Start charge at midnight (car starts on its own) and cost me $3-4 per charge $0.09/KW. during the day it cost $0.24/KW which is the cost of Tesla superchargers. Other company chargers are much higher and slower. You will be a fool to buy anything other than a Tesla. WE sold our last gas car and now have two Tesla, Tesla auto Insurance (30% cheaper), Tesla Solar Panel and about to get a Powerwall (Tesla Battery). Yes I bought Tesla stock $40/share ($200/5 split) and made enough $ to pay for all Tesla products.

    Pcorsaro123Pcorsaro123Dag siden