Why the Future of Cars is Inevitably Electric

20. feb.. 2021
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This video was created in partnership with Bill Gates, inspired by his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Find out more here: gatesnot.es/2ZnYVXS
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  • If the entire worldwide automobile infrastructure is geared towards purely electric cars- this is guaranteed to be more environmentally friendly for sure? What about all the power/precious metal mining that goes into creating/charging the batteries of purely electric cars? Isn’t there still heavy reliance on fossil fuels in this regard?

    Brendon KBrendon K17 minutter siden
  • Sponsor of RealLifeLore: Bill Gates Bill Gates, the "creator" of the virus Windows or the virus for Windows! Amazing!!

    NoosPulsarNoosPulsar2 timer siden
  • Typical United States, having to be dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world by everyone else. And of course is states like California and Massachusetts who are the most progressive. You'd never seen Alabama or Wyoming be so forward thinking. They still think it's the 1950's......

    Football NerdFootball Nerd3 timer siden
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    Mihnea MihalceaMihnea Mihalcea3 timer siden
  • this is good but what would happen to all the vintage and maintained old cars :(

    lairpainlairpain5 timer siden
  • This channel has really lost its egde.

    Daniel Lenney-BarberDaniel Lenney-Barber6 timer siden
  • Wait just a minute... what about the increased emissions that its going to take to generate all that additional electricity to power these cars? You do realize we’re going to have to burn a lot of coal and natural gas to meet the increased demand for electricity when everyone starts plugging their cars in every night at home, and likely while parked during the day. How will we produce all that additional clean electricity when we’ve ceased to commission nuclear plants and given the obvious lessons we’ve learned recently about wind and solar in Texas? By the way, how much mining are we doing to have to do to obtain all the rare earth minerals to produce all those batteries? What are we going to do with all the hazmat as these batteries diminish in performance (they always do). If global climate change is really an existential threat, why doesn’t anyone know the answer to the question “what is the earth’s temperature supposed to be?” Do we have some mechanism to control the worlds temperature? Is there a thermostat somewhere in the halls of the UN? Or maybe perhaps the earth’s climate has always been in flux, and maybe mankind has evolved and innovated to adapt though technology, as we have with for instance, more efficient farming that feeds more with less hectares of land, or desalinization that provides potable water in places never considered livable before? Maybe a lot of this climate hysteria is an overreaction being foisted on the nations of the world as a power grab (gasp).

    John MolokoJohn Moloko8 timer siden
  • Bill Gates videos have a lot of dislikes because people are jealous of his success

    Empire StateEmpire State14 timer siden
  • Bill Gates, one of the biggest polluters of our lifetime, writing a book about how to avoid climate change. That's cute.

    SnekSnek17 timer siden
  • Mankind: Yeah a lot of EV Earth: Oh no how they will recycle the Batteries ? Hydrogen Vehicles seems more ecological to me.

    BroliYTwinsBroliYTwinsDag siden
  • This is such a dumb idea to force your citizens to buy things they don't want or need. It's absurd. Not to mention, in rural areas power goes out often.. so what of I can't charge my car?.. or if I can't afford my power bill one month, there goes my ability to get to worry to be able to pay that bill. It's such a stupid pipe dream.

    Jacob PentonJacob PentonDag siden
  • Bill gates partnership..... UNSUBED OMFG

    Blame USABlame USADag siden
  • You do realize that there are not enough rare earth metals in the world to even convert a small fraction of all automobiles to electric, right? Like not even 10 %. Simply due to the sheer lack of those rare earth metals that are needed in the batteries.

    gaudetjajagaudetjajaDag siden
  • Thankufully, we have unlimited source of electritity from the universe, to power all of these EVs...

    19klemc9419klemc94Dag siden
  • I would just like to take a moment to say fuck Bill Gates.....thank you!

    Michael DevaneyMichael DevaneyDag siden
  • Hysterical much? Let the developing world have the petro cars so they can develop faster and afford electrification. Oh, yeah, Leftists want them to stay poor and enslaved. Got it.

    Rapunzel 1701Rapunzel 1701Dag siden
  • Ok petrol and diesel is no more used but the plastic that has to be used to make those cars to billions of people

    Danila SolovjovsDanila SolovjovsDag siden
  • If petrol and diesel are not good enough you can always power your car on hydrogen gas it never pollutants

    Danila SolovjovsDanila SolovjovsDag siden
  • It's entertaining to read all the confused comments by climate change deniers and backwards people spewing long since debunked nonsense. I smile to myself, knowing that the dead-enders and backwards ignoramuses are going to have some very tough years ahead as the world changes around them and they can't change with it. Lovely.

    SeybertoothSeybertoothDag siden
  • CO2 emissions or no, hydrocarbons are never going away. The energy density of a simple explosive fuel will always be simply too high compared to batteries to ignore. What we're likely to do in future is just capture CO2 from the air and turn it into gas.

    Aleksei CorleoneAleksei CorleoneDag siden
    • Ok you separate oxygen gas from carbon dioxide but where will the carbon go I mean it can go to a manufacturing plant to make products but there is too little use of carbon

      Danila SolovjovsDanila SolovjovsDag siden
  • the japanese stoped making cool cars a while ago

    CosakyCosakyDag siden
  • Inevitably? Where? When? 3:44 This is simply a lie. There is no such grid in the world. I'm fed up with this elec. car hype without any base. And the "renewables" using a justifiable word to any bullshit idea.

    Balázs MolnárBalázs MolnárDag siden
  • If they made charging only a minute and cheaper than gas and run well in -40 weather I would trade my car in immediately.

    flare 156flare 156Dag siden
  • Have Vs Have Nots : EVs Vs ICEs

    Raghavendran T BRaghavendran T BDag siden
  • Or just rely less on cars, use your bicycle more instead, the solution is not for every family using 2-3 petrol dependant cars to switch to 2-3 EVs since all those EVs, as you said, are pollutant to build, so the ideal solution is to stop polluting by building some many cars

    Carl GinlandCarl GinlandDag siden
    • Kerosene doesn't give that much pollutant the only source of carbon dioxide is the disgusting oily residue in petrol and diesel kerosene is much nicer because it's more refined

      Danila SolovjovsDanila SolovjovsDag siden
  • i love cars and will always have an ICE car, but i will accept electric cars for the sake of the world

    CrunchyCrunchyDag siden
  • i tend to think that cake power is the future of transport, that is if the crabs haven't taken over...

    pepe the frog poops on right wingerspepe the frog poops on right wingersDag siden
  • Imagine just buying a brand new ferrari and not be able to drive it because it has an engine

    WassalWassalDag siden
  • I disagree, it's not all individuals responsibility to combat the climate crisis. There's a portion of us who worked through black lung so that the tycoons could have their mountains of gold. Let them solve this one, after all they're the ones who would literally exploit children if they could.

    JacobJacobDag siden
  • Bro, stop using distorted map of India!

    bhavesh kadukarbhavesh kadukar2 dager siden

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  • Yes

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  • How could it be possible for, say, Sri Lanka to COMPLETELY eliminate ALL combustion-engine vehicles from the country? they'd be confiscating private property?

    Forrest CharlesForrest Charles2 dager siden
  • Austria annexed Slovenia I see

    Juan DGMJuan DGM2 dager siden
  • How does anybody plan to remove over a billion gasoline vehicles and replace them with new ones? How is that going to happen, if you want this video to be taken seriously you need to follow up on these very bold statements

    devin bradforddevin bradford2 dager siden
  • Only problem I have is that the electricity charging your EV will more than likely have been generated by coal or natural gas. In areas with really dirty electric grids, hybrid type vehicles can actually have a smaller carbon footprint over EVs in the long run. We need to eliminate the emission, not shift it upstream.

    VintageToiletsRockVintageToiletsRock2 dager siden
  • Electric cars are important, but the priority should be public transportation. Electric trains, subway trains, and buses, both within cities and connecting different cities. That's the answer to the environmental crisis as well as other urban problems such as traffic jams: electricity-powered public transportation in addition to electric-powered personal vehicles.

    The DudeThe Dude2 dager siden
  • Nah I will keep using a car with diesel engine. I am a man, I love it sounds, I love it smell, I love to get dirty in garage while working on it. These new ev cars are for men who f*ck with inflatable dolls and drink nonalcoholic beer

    MikeLMikeL2 dager siden
    • @Kubilay Mendi as you say kid xD xD xD

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    • @MikeL don’t need to be progressive to know that the world need evs🤔

      Kubilay MendiKubilay Mendi6 timer siden
    • @Kubilay Mendi I am not mad at evs or try to be alpha. Evs have a lot of problems in winter time. Just expensive toys. And infrastructure is not done for them. Stay calm, progressive pleb ;)

      MikeLMikeL9 timer siden
    • @MikeL you’re trying so hard to look alpha when you’re just a beta person. Stay mad at evs :)

      Kubilay MendiKubilay Mendi10 timer siden
    • @Kubilay Mendi why are you mad, kid?)

      MikeLMikeLDag siden
  • Delhi government will be using EV vehicle only very soon

    Tahiruz ZamanTahiruz Zaman2 dager siden
    • Delhi is one of the places that needs it the most, I am glad to hear about this!

      Erga SterErga Ster2 dager siden
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  • Couple of things. 1. Norway had massive incentives for buying electric vehicles and it's a small country with well developed alternatives to cars. The upcoming ban on petrol vehicles did not cause 60% of people to buy an electric vehicle. 2. The comparison of an electric sedan on renewable energy power sources to an gasoline SUV is an ideal scenario. Most electricity is not renewable made meaning it will take much longer to see the benefits. Mining the material for the batteries destroys the environment and is largely unregulated. Battery disposal is also a problem. Finally, the batteries have a limited shelf life. Most current ones only last 8-10 years before they need to be replaced, regardless of mileage. The average vehicle lasts about 20 or more and the average vehicle age on the road in the US is 12 years. 3. Used cars have been exported to developing countries for decades. It's nothing new.

    Bo RandolphBo Randolph2 dager siden
  • You guys are going to miss the smell of gas when your car is getting gas.

    RalnyxRalnyx2 dager siden
  • Holy shit! Bill Gates? Thats enough to unsubscribe. The Afghanistan war Is for lithium. So just imagine the blood on the hands of Gates. Like he cares of climate change, he wants to monopolize Technology Thats all It Is...

    Maximiliano De HabsburgoMaximiliano De Habsburgo3 dager siden
  • 63% of the electricity in the US is made from fossil fuels!

    Steve HallSteve Hall3 dager siden
  • Let’s see what Porsche has to say.

    Game DolphinGame Dolphin3 dager siden
  • Ridiculous. There is no need to phase out internal combustion engine cars. It would be like thinking we all should live in condos. Condos are perfect for some people and their situations. But the same goes for Single family homes, or Townhomes, or Apartments. The one size fits all idea is ridiculous. The internal combustions can exist along with electric cars; they each have their place. Oh, and Bill Gates should be arrested.

    WendylcsWendylcs3 dager siden
  • Couldn't agree more. 👍🏻

    Kirandeep ChakrabortyKirandeep Chakraborty3 dager siden
  • bill gates

    365alby365alby3 dager siden
    • Bill gates

      Kubilay MendiKubilay MendiDag siden
  • Australia will never go electric. It just can't. It's not convenient for me to ride it across the outback

    Speculations PerceivedSpeculations Perceived3 dager siden
    • So what youre saying is that an entire country cares if you feel like using a fossil fuel car?

      Kubilay MendiKubilay MendiDag siden
  • I think we should mainly concentrate on the remaining 84% first and in case of transportation, we should make ecological friendly cars more affordable to the average Joe and save the entire remaining fuel on supercars and motorcycles only, so we can still have V12 sounds for hundreds of years, because we got rid of the majority of oil-consuming energy sources in all the other areas.

    K-Man SportsK-Man Sports3 dager siden
  • I know that electricity that you power your EV with is no polluting but the way it was generated, is. So if you compare greenhouse footprint of the two, (EV and Combustion engine) you have to add the footprint that the powerplant had on the atmosphere to constantly recharge the car. You also have to take into consideration battery lifetime and the recycling footprint and new battery as well. Then the comparison will be fair. Phasing out Petrol/Diesel engines will create a huge spike in electricity production, which will just move the emissions from transportation to powerplants. Of course, the powerplants are much more efficient than internal combustion engines but still, you cannot say that once the EV car is produced it doesnt have any impact whatsoever.

    Tomasz PrzeorTomasz Przeor3 dager siden
  • Don't get me wrong, I'm all for EVs, but wouldn't the carbon footprint of EVs after production vary greatly based on where that electricity is coming from, whether it's clean or dirty energy?

    Alex Van de RietAlex Van de Riet3 dager siden
  • "This video was created in partnership with Bill Gates" Into the trash it goes

    Jesper B.Jesper B.3 dager siden
  • The last thing I think in my day to day life is global warming.

    Den TchasDen Tchas3 dager siden
  • It's absolutely wrong to consider that all EV's will be charged with electricity coming from renewable energy sources. That's simply not true since the vast majority of that electricity will come from oil, coal or gas plants (currently roughly a 10% of energy consumption comes from renewables), so the example shown in the video is pretty far away from reality.

    blackspirit94blackspirit943 dager siden
  • Your toyata Corolla... 10 years later: the new electric Toyota Corolla coming and it's environment friendly!!

    md helal Uddinmd helal Uddin4 dager siden
  • Will we have enaugh materials to make that much batteries?

    Gintaras64Gintaras644 dager siden
  • There is no climate crisis

    Dylan CollinsDylan Collins4 dager siden
  • Electric cars are barely better than ICE cars wrt emissions, and don't even attempt to solve any of the other issues caused by cars. What we actually need is to start building cities which don't require, and actively discourage people from owning and using cars.

    mondoman712mondoman7124 dager siden
  • Most the world: we will eliminate oil and diesel The Middle East: *our job here is done then goodbye*

    That Typical Electro BoltThat Typical Electro Bolt4 dager siden
  • As someone who has lived in Italy and currently along the border with Mexico; People who barely make ends meets are going to be expected to buy a brand new Tesla? Okay.

    Hector CruzHector Cruz4 dager siden
    • Gonna need some more stimulus checks! Cash for clunkers, anyone?

      John MolokoJohn Moloko8 timer siden
    • But think how good the rich people will feel

      X3CX3CDag siden
  • EV's are definitely leaving a smaller carbon footprint IF they are powered by 100% renewable energy. Unfortunately my Leaf needs to charge with electricity made by burning oil&gas or coal in Canada. Hopefully that will soon change.

    Kristian VassilevKristian Vassilev4 dager siden
  • yeah, electric cars powered by fossil energy power plants. Good. Non recyclable batteries when they die. Good. Really hope there will be progress in those fields, just switch to EV is not enough.

    ..4 dager siden
  • I'll wait until an electric car can do London to Edinburgh and back again on a single charge.

    Sean SuttonSean Sutton4 dager siden
  • intensives to scrap cars, only requires you to make new ones, thus making more pollution during production Remember, Recycle, Reduce, REUSES

    sirnik84sirnik844 dager siden
  • Just curious, you stated that "over time" the internal combustion car pollutes more. What are the lifespan of an EV? I've got 480,000 miles on my car 36yo car I drive daily. Would an EV go that far? at what point do you "reset" the EV an have to make that manufacturing pollution all over again? because I plan on driving my car forever. I know I'm the exception to the rule.

    sirnik84sirnik844 dager siden
    • There‘s a EV in Europe that has run almost a million miles. (And many EV taxis in the netherlands beyond 300‘000miles)

      P. ZellerP. Zeller3 dager siden
  • Blah blah blah. It will never happen! Climate change freaks

    David ReynoldsDavid Reynolds4 dager siden
  • Brazil with Ethanol powered chariots: MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHA more 100hp pls

    GlockMatGlockMat4 dager siden
  • Meanwhile in Malaysia: EV? What's that? I just want that Honda e man...

    amonreiamonrei4 dager siden
  • I think the big question about this is the way in which power is generated. What is the use of the all-electric car fleet when electricity is generated from coal or diesel?

    Joao PauloJoao Paulo4 dager siden
  • The real solution is to massively reduce our dependence on cars, especially in cities where it is feasible to have quality public transportation, and whatever remaining cars r there should be electric

    Melvin MathewMelvin Mathew4 dager siden
    • Cars are needed for essentially everything. The transition into electric vehicles will take at least another 40 or so years. Not everyone is willing to take public transport.

      RyanRyanDag siden
  • Fuck bill gates

    FlyinRaptorJesusFlyinRaptorJesus4 dager siden
  • The recent cold spell proved your wrong

    Kenneth JinkinsKenneth Jinkins4 dager siden
  • Electric cars is a nice, and awesome experience to drive. Yet if you live in a country where Winter or snow is a yearly occurrence, maybe the plugin hybrid vehicles are a better buy. This winter in my country has convinced me that pure electric cars still have kinks to iron out. Very expensive winter tires, not to mention traction is bad in winter weather on unsalted roads. Much much worse than any conventional car. Not to mention i have to charge the car all the time, like all the time. Battery gets cold and losses charge capacity until it get's warm again. I do not have a garage, so it stands parked out in the open. Not to mention i live in an apartment, and sitting 2-3 hours waiting for a full charge at a gas station is absolutely maddening. All my talking points are considered out from the BMW i3. There are better EV's out there. EV's are awesome, but they do have their limitations depending on where you are.

    BoatLoadsofDopeBoatLoadsofDope4 dager siden
  • It's ridiculous, why are them motivating people to use EVs only now ❓ The whole 20 century would have been driven by EVs, just if these bilionaries and governments have fought against petrol business. We should have been sitting under electric cars for over a hundred years...

    Jei WilberJei Wilber4 dager siden
  • We need more electric vehicles and yes the price also has to become low enough for basic models to be available everywhere. Shipping and Trucks will probably never be able to go electric. Planes? Same issue! But some people are saying, if we can less plane travel by better high speed rail connections... there you go. Personally, I am far off, money wise. To get my hands on an electric car. It it is just out of my reach. But maybe one day if progress keeps happening I might get a small cute little limited range car. I don't need 400km. I would be happy with 100KM+ with fast charge options.

    Masticina AkictaMasticina Akicta4 dager siden
  • There isn't enough resources to make the worlds cars electric. Rare earths really are rare.

    The Atomic ReverendThe Atomic Reverend4 dager siden
  • you tell me i have a classic cars and you tell me to go a electric car i will not drive a elctric

    Ben DeboerBen Deboer4 dager siden
  • Why is the Tesla logo blurred out?

    killernat1234killernat12344 dager siden
  • The world: let's do something to help with climate changes. Usa: no. Climate changes is an invention of China to disrupt our economy. Nothing is done. The world AND the Usa are struck by ecological disaster of greater and greater proportions, and more often...

    Eric LeblancEric Leblanc4 dager siden
  • Can you make a video about perseverance?

    Twice ChaeyoungTwice Chaeyoung4 dager siden
  • Wait, Mazda is Japanese car? I thought it is south Korean

    AlmostWinsAlmostWins4 dager siden
  • Norway has many electric cars, but also one of the largest oil/gas exporters and a filthy rich country.

    gabest4gabest44 dager siden
  • why would you trust bill gates?

    CarlCarl4 dager siden
    • Bill Gates thinks he's God

      WendylcsWendylcs3 dager siden
    • why not lmao

      AAA AAAAAA AAA3 dager siden
  • You are wrong, you are acting as if the energy for the ev is coming from 100% renewables, but the energy you are using to charge you car is largrly still coming from coal, gas and oil. Evs are often still worse for the environment...

    JamesJames4 dager siden
  • How big should be a building to see the world from it?

    Saved By DORIXSaved By DORIX4 dager siden
  • Ok now do the same emission calculations not assuming 100% renewable energy for different places around the world. I was actually looking forward to the info and then you blatantly deceived the audience into making it look like EVs are way greener than they are.

    HemskyHemsky4 dager siden
  • Is there enough lithium on planet?

    DocumentariesDocumentaries4 dager siden
  • Been driving electric for years, wanted an EV since I was kid, this future brings me hope.

    chrisw443chrisw4434 dager siden
  • Wait... @3:47 What if the car is using the electricity from fossil fuel? Most of the electricity is from fossil fuel in most countries. i.e. USA. and what do you do with the used batterie? BTW, do you throw away your old batteries (not for car) in regular garbage? I go Bestbuy to throw it away.

    BeFairMonkBeFairMonk4 dager siden
  • Hopefully by the time this comes into effect, EVs will be comparable or cheaper in price than current vehicles.

    Nathan HannonNathan Hannon4 dager siden
  • You're missing a huge factor.... renewable energy is not completely renewable lol. You said it yourself, EVs "can" be charged by renewable energy, but that doesn't mean they will be. 80% of the US's power comes from non-renewable sources which means that the majority of EVs in the US won't be charged with renewable energy... Even if the majority of them were charged with renewable energy (which is not expected to happen in our lifetime) it would take very large amounts of energy to create all of the renewable energy sources and infrastructure to maintain them that they aren't very renewable in the long run. Creating solar panels and wind turbines for example is very resource intensive and so is transporting them. Also a majority renewable power grid (again which is not expected to exist in our lifetime) would require large amounts of battery storage which is a massive power requirement to manufacture and distribute and battery technology isn't good enough to make that worth it yet. Don't get me wrong, I'm pro EV and pro renewable energy, but we need to transition gradually and focus on developing more efficient batteries, not shaming people in the developed world for not driving an EV. Besides the 50 top polluting cities aren't in the developed world, they are in India, China, Pakistan, and other developing nations... Lastly, nuclear power is the cleanest and most efficient power we can currently produce so we should invest in growing our nuclear infrastructure instead of letting democrats decommission them.

    Chase CrawfordChase Crawford4 dager siden
  • Meanwhile, all I want to get the chance to do is own (and regularly use) a Vintage automobile. Be it, a Pontiac Star Chief Executive, Dodge Custom 100, or even a Volkswagen Beetle.

    AmaterasuAmaterasu4 dager siden
  • If the future is electric then they better make electric affordable. Doesn't matter how much it is contributing to the climate crisis if you can't afford it. Cheap gas powered used cars can go for 4-5k while electric is 40-50k .

    Dr ValenDr Valen4 dager siden
  • Reminder that 100 companies are responsible for 70% of global emissions. And don’t forget to eat the rich

    Frances GardnerFrances Gardner4 dager siden
  • What is your car chanal called?

    Jack SwigJack Swig4 dager siden
  • Bill Gates: “If we destroy the earth we destroy climate change”

    •CJ•CJ4 dager siden
  • Our cars are electric

    Woken FanWoken Fan4 dager siden

    Deep TootDeep Toot4 dager siden
  • Dude.. cars arent the worst gas emissions.. one tankership emits the same as 50 million cars.. and there is around 20.000 of them..

    jaskari1jaskari14 dager siden