The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

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References
[1] www.ucsusa.org/resources/surveying-consumers-electric-vehicles
[2] www.castrol.com/content/dam/castrol/master-site/en/global/home/technology-and-innovation/electric-vehicle-adoption/accelerating_the_evolution_study.pdf
[3] www.chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-ev; www.tesla.com/model3/design#overview; www.nissanusa.com/shopping-tools/build-price/cars/nissan-leaf/2021/40-kwh/29125:BABYp:AqoD5iM/exterior; afdc.energy.gov/data/10567
[4] www.tesla.com/model3/design#overview; www.chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-ev;
[5] teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/updated-model-3-charging-profiles-durations.145054/; www.chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-ev; www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/electric-cars/leaf/features/range-charging-battery.html
[6] neo.ubs.com/shared/d1N4RjMdUf/; insideevs.com/news/444567/electrify-america-new-lower-rates/
[7] neo.ubs.com/shared/d1N4RjMdUf/
[8] www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-tsla-4q-earnings-report-2020-11611708257
[9] www.plugshare.com/location/284932
[10] cleantechnica.com/2019/02/16/standardization-of-ev-charging-in-the-eu/
[11] www.iea.org/reports/global-ev-outlook-2020
[12] www.iea.org/reports/global-ev-outlook-2020
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  • 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 AhnМүнөт мурун
  • 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 Grasso8 мүнөт мурун
  • 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 Davis10 мүнөт мурун
  • 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 Nedbalek24 мүнөт мурун
  • 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.

    KevinLGittensKevinLGittens32 мүнөт мурун
  • Whenever someone says “The problem is we don’t have enough government!” I know it’s time to tune out.

    Johnny BagofDoughnutsJohnny BagofDoughnuts47 мүнөт мурун
  • 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 TraversСаат мурун
  • 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 guyСаат мурун
  • Spot on

    Swapneel ChatterjeeSwapneel ChatterjeeСаат мурун
  • 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 Travers2 саат мурун
  • 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 Fischer2 саат мурун
  • 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 Oil2 саат мурун
  • 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 Anderson2 саат мурун
  • 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.

    MondoTVMondoTV2 саат мурун
  • The Biden Administration’s push for federal vehicles on EV will help this along.

    Anthony DaramolaAnthony Daramola3 саат мурун
  • 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

    ppns2726ppns27263 саат мурун
  • 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 Redmond3 саат мурун
  • 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

    ppns2726ppns27264 саат мурун
  • 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!

    zkrtrtzkrtrt4 саат мурун
  • 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

    EnigmaEnigma4 саат мурун
  • Good luck with those in Canadian winters

    Braun VatamaniuckBraun Vatamaniuck4 саат мурун
  • 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.

    bruceamibruceami4 саат мурун
  • 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 Heijden4 саат мурун
  • whats the cost of a charge

    Ray FisherRay Fisher4 саат мурун
  • 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 Curren4 саат мурун
  • 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.

    deeremandougdeeremandoug5 саат мурун
  • 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 Zeter5 саат мурун
  • 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.

    DavidDavid6 саат мурун
  • 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 lester6 саат мурун
  • 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 Pierce6 саат мурун
  • Where are you getting the mileage numbers for the Model 3? All have close to EPA milage around 300mi. WTF?!?

    Steven CastellanosSteven Castellanos6 саат мурун
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    Vineet TiwariVineet Tiwari6 саат мурун
  • 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 Garrison6 саат мурун
  • The Chevy volt is a hybrid. I think what you were talking about was the Chevy bolt which is all electric.

    Louie SamuelLouie Samuel6 саат мурун
  • Chevy Volt is a hybrid ..... its range can be as far as its gas tank/battery allow

    Thomas PhamThomas Pham6 саат мурун
  • 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 Jones7 саат мурун
  • 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.

    Mark MaugleMark Maugle7 саат мурун
  • 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 Corgi7 саат мурун
  • Alcohol fuel cells, people...

    Matúš HonkoMatúš Honko7 саат мурун
  • I would rather have a hybrid. No charge stations? No problem.

    lochinvar00465lochinvar004657 саат мурун
  • Tesla works great!

    Greg SpethGreg Speth7 саат мурун
  • 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.

    Pcorsaro123Pcorsaro1237 саат мурун
  • The standard diesel pump here in UK will do a 15MW (yes mega watt) power transfer when filling a vehicle's tank. The lack of compatible plugs was something I hadn't realised. A useful video.

    Philip OakleyPhilip Oakley8 саат мурун
  • 7000 watts just to charge one car and that is not even a fast charger when these cars become mainstream where is the power coming from

    mark Croppermark Cropper8 саат мурун
  • Maybe Biden should stop throwing money at foreign countries and get his sorry ass in gear and start a major charging network... he probably wont.

    Dai NealDai Neal8 саат мурун
  • Why can't you charge your electric car at home? Why are you demanding that "someone else" provide free infrastructure? You want a Tesla / Volt /Leaf... you are obligated to take care of it. The rest of us don't want t an electric car (with it's current limited range and expense). It makes too much sense to me that an EV owner should just plug it into his own electrical plug at his home. That's what I would do. Why is that not a reasonable solution? Plugged in overnight and your 100% charged. Simple.

    Mark WMark W8 саат мурун
  • I had a power wheel when I was a kid but I can’t seem to remember the batteries ever working.

    NC_29 NorthNC_29 North8 саат мурун
  • In your over simplification of AC versus DC as a difference of "standards," you completely missed the point. The difference in physical properties of the two are why AC won out, transformers!

    SR SykesSR Sykes8 саат мурун
  • We have an electrical grid that can barely keep up now. Imagine if everyone is charging their cars.

    Dave RobertsDave Roberts8 саат мурун
  • That "tax" incentive to buy these disappears when you have to renew your license plates at over $300.00 a year. EVs don't use gas and thus use roads without paying the gas tax. States are leveling high plate fees on EVs to pay that missing tax.

    Robert RichardsonRobert Richardson8 саат мурун
  • Also after a couple years of wearing down that battery the range is gonna be shorter and ontop of it living in the colder climates + an already weakened battery your range will be even less. So after 5-8yrs you would be lucky to get 100miles before it’s completely dead. Then say your house is running solar, n only time u can plug it in is at night time and there’s hardly any winds at night let alone the solar panelz can’t bring in any charge themselves to help. Lolz guess what you’re still gonna have to use an alternative source of energy still. People wanna debate over the made up term “global warming “ but really sea levels have been risings for over 20,000yrs and with Texas getting snow well that’s even happened back in Luis and Clark days they even logged it. Lolz But yet check the carbon emissions from 1950-to current, the emissions are down 70% from then.

    Yoopertube Unlimited servicesYoopertube Unlimited services8 саат мурун
  • There is a problem with the point made. It assumes that we'd need as many EV charging stations as gas stations. Most EVs are charged at the owner's home overnight, and don't need to travel far enough on a typical day to need rapid charge. It may be that the public think we need to charge in 31 minutes, but the reality is overnight is fine for > 90%of use cases. So maybe the real issue is the _perception_ of charging, more than the charging itself. I agree that infrastructure needs to improve, but not to point of a charging station for every couple of dozen cars sold.

    Tim WilliamsTim Williams9 саат мурун
  • What stops a hacker from stealing power with a fake card? Or better yet stop the system from functioning all together? The power is comming from the grid and when it goes down for a week or two then will you still be waiting in line?

    Dan azDan az9 саат мурун
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    dylan carmeldylan carmel9 саат мурун
  • The fifteen most COMFORTING words in the English language are: I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help YOU IDIOTS USE A STANDARD PLUG.

    Chavdar NaidenovChavdar Naidenov9 саат мурун
  • Electric vehicles are not being driven by the free market. Just governments. It's forced and not ready. I love the electric bike zero sf/s. But its range at highway speeds of 70mph is only 80 miles. Terrible. Pair that with general lack of fast charging stations and its a no go.

    IanIan9 саат мурун
  • Interesting. However, comparisons of the costs (purchase and ongoing ones) of EVs versus ICE cars never seem to reflect upon what the impact of a severe and lengthy depression would have on the comparative attractiveness of the two types of vehicles. That applies to both new car sales/rentals and also the used car market. I guess we may be about to find out what market realities will inform individuals' decision-making.

    Ron AllenRon Allen9 саат мурун
  • Maybe this is a pipe dream, but if there were was a mass market brand deal, say 3-10 tesla chargers at every Target, I think people's charging anxiety would quickly fade away.

    Derek MitchellDerek Mitchell9 саат мурун
  • We need to staneardize chargers

    John McCartyJohn McCarty9 саат мурун
  • Evs are far away mate. It is not only charging time, charging standard, but also: -battery discharging overnight by 2% at least. -people living in apartment buildings in cities without parking with charging -electrical infrastructure, see Texas incident, some cold days and few heaters started broke the grid. -fact that electricity is still not clean. -battery weight and energy density -cost which only in your dream or with huge govt subsidy is the same. Not to mention how expensive it is to fix, even small dents in an aluminium body is expensive. - batery capacity in cold weather - batery degradation in time. -and many other items which will become aparent as more cars are on the road such as fires or electrocution in an accident.

    geon2k2geon2k29 саат мурун
  • This is a BS video, the real problem with EV is the charging rate which you correctly stated. You then went off on a tangent about how the government should mandate a certain type of plug and build more stations. That would still not resolve the charging rate problem! Who wants to stop for 30 minutes to charge 100 miles on a long trip, it is ridiculous. Until they can charge a car in less than 15 minutes from empty to full, EVs will not replace Gas cars. This is coming from a Tesla Model Y owner. When Tesla sent their tech to install the garage opener in my Tesla, he was driving a gas powered Ford Truck. Tesla knows the range and charging rate is not there on their own vehicles. Unfortunately governments screw up everything and are not the savior that this guy thinks they are.

    Gary MouridyGary Mouridy10 саат мурун
  • I'm OK with this as it will make my gas cheaper for my off-road jeep mod.

    Jaques StudlyJaques Studly10 саат мурун
  • I doubt EV can work in Russia. Too low winter temperatures significantly reduce it's viability - even in Moscow region, winter can be as cold as -30, while further to the East it goes as low as -40 or even -50.

    ceu160193ceu16019310 саат мурун
  • Wendover? Is that Nevada or Utah? lol

    dwayne fiendwayne fien10 саат мурун
  • @2:28 FULL STOP - So in 2013 the battery is 2/3 the cost of the vehicle and it goes down dramatically.... BUT THE PRICE OF THE VEHICLE INCREASES OR STAYS THE SAME? Somebody lyin/cheatin.

    Jaques StudlyJaques Studly10 саат мурун
  • You forgot something. Each of these vehicles sends your data back to BigTech and will spy on you. That alone is reason enough to never buy one. Until BigTech is regulated and must implement end-to-end encryption so that their devices CANNOT spy, we're done. The more partizan politics BigTech engages in, the worse it will get.

    Jaques StudlyJaques Studly10 саат мурун
    • That reason doesn’t prevent mainstream adoptions. You’re just “that guy” Didn’t stop the largest social media’s from going mAinstream or even your phone carriers.

      jeremy rowanjeremy rowan2 саат мурун
  • You can refuel car anywhere in the world using canister. How would you charge the electric car? Electric car is only possible with wireless transmission of electricity, by we don't have Nikola Tesla nowadays. Another problem is battery. What to do with zillions of used batteries. Mining and producing is also problem. Only alternative is hydrogen, if we find way to brake water into hydrogen and oxygen.

    Seytanu AkbarSeytanu Akbar10 саат мурун
  • Great video. The other roadblock yet unmentioned, is the disease of A.I. technology rendering the driving experience null & void. Humans want freedom, not a nanny state that infiltrates every aspect of life. When the government programs our toilets to wipe our asses, the very spark of what makes humans unique will be annihilated.

    Buzz BlitzerBuzz Blitzer10 саат мурун
  • Great video. If you lived in a rural northern area like Canada or Scandinavia, an EV looks very unappealing sadly.

    Doug SteelDoug Steel10 саат мурун
  • 1:50 Tesla has 263mi since the end of 2020

    Sergey ShmidtSergey Shmidt11 саат мурун
  • AC-DC uses a rectifier, not an inverter. An inverter changes DC to AC.

    Michael JordanMichael Jordan11 саат мурун
  • A quick comment (I'll try to offer a more thorough one later): The Chevy Volt was discontinued, so it's price and mileage range is irrelevant. Also, the Volt had an on-board internal combustion engine that helped to power the vehicle as well as charge the battery. Therefore, it was effectively a hybrid.

    The Auto ChannelThe Auto Channel11 саат мурун
  • Of course , regardless of these issues , for 95% of the world electric cars are in effect COAL powered cars, due to fossil fuels being burnt to generate the electricity in the first place, defeating ANY benefit. The long term solution for humanity is ‘ Thorium’ Nuclear generating of power, best check that one out !!!!!

    SquashumSquashum11 саат мурун
  • Here's what we face: right now it is -3 degrees Celsius. On a brand-new battery that gives you 300 km on a good day you'd get 140 km today at best. And it would take hours to recharge, and a heated garage. Tomorrow it's supposed to be -18 degrees, so a perfect battery would get 42 km, according to tests they actually did here in winter. We get 4-6 months a year where average temperature is below 0 degrees. I can't get to work and then home when it's below 0 with an EV, no way possible unless I want to remortgage my house. Yah, right. EV's have a lot more to do than just improve charging stations. And do I want to buy a $5000 battery every five years???

    DSCDSC11 саат мурун
  • This needs to get seen by people with influence in decision making

    DaveDave11 саат мурун
  • Let's revisit this in 10 years. With pretty much every car manufacturer now committing to EVs by 2030-35 plus giving Tesla 10 more years, the auto world will be much different.

    Matt WeissMatt Weiss12 саат мурун
  • 31 minutes recharging time? Rubbish! I want to fully charge an EV in 5 minutes or less.

    Cynical ChadCynical Chad12 саат мурун
    • Yep, I like how they tout 31 min charge time as a good thing. Yea, maybe it's better than it was but it still sucks.

      DavidDavid5 саат мурун
  • WOW a oil state like Oklahoma is progressive about electric vehicles!? I'm actually pleasantly shocked lol

    Kevin SarKevin Sar12 саат мурун
  • Mandatory ev charger/ hydrogen pump at existing gas stations. problem solved.

    Marlon PaulusMarlon Paulus13 саат мурун
  • What we need are larger capacity batteries so that filling them halfway at higher speed gives the distance equivalent of a full charge with current tech. ...while also prolonging battery life by not always charging to full cap.

    erikjonromneserikjonromnes13 саат мурун
  • What about a wireless charger placed on a highway lane?

    Yanic Dansereau-LoiselleYanic Dansereau-Loiselle13 саат мурун
  • Understand that it's not just the Federal government that needs to do the work, state governments should be taking the lead. And as far as the tipping point on price, $36,000 is WAY above the budget of the average American.

    Norman WhiteNorman White13 саат мурун
  • You IDIOT: Its the Chevy BOLT, not VOLT - BOLT. Geeeze. Volt is a hybrid, you meant BOLT. Remake the video and replace every occurrence of volt with BOLT. If you got that wrong, what else then?

    David vpLinuxDavid vpLinux13 саат мурун
  • And I ask... if you need to go further, who wants to wait even 30 mins for a charge? Can't depend on full charge when it's cold weather!

    KJLmnKJLmn13 саат мурун
  • Anyone else think it's funny that the EU (an organization of many different countries) has much better coordination than the US (a single country)?

    rogueknight245rogueknight24513 саат мурун
  • LMAO..Charging isnt the only problem..Where is that electricity you plug into at the charging station coming from.. A gas, coal or nuclear power plant..Wind & solar will not replace these fuels for decades if we are very lucky.. And government research will NOT get us there without a capitalist incentive..We would still have hard wires phones and no computers if left to government to develop...It takes a world war to get government off its backside..Then it calls on capitalists to bail them out..

    RacketsRackets14 саат мурун
  • Was a great video right until you started on government getting more involved in our daily lives is a good thing.

    Street Freaks Racing VideosStreet Freaks Racing Videos14 саат мурун
  • When everyone wants 20% growth every year, I just have to say, Each and everyone of you deserves the Market crash that is just around the corner.

    PeowcatpeowPeowcatpeow14 саат мурун
  • Gasoline engines are getting close to 50% efficiency and EV’s are 65% efficient. That’s not enough of a difference for me to change to an EV. With an inverter on my truck I can run my furnace keep a few lights on and survive our new third world power grid. What is the environmental impact of spent batteries and huge battery farms? I prefer redundancy in energy sources. I rest easier with my own supply of LP gas, diesel fuel and a mountain of coal at my power plant. It will be interesting to see how the government sponsored disaster in Texas plays out.

    bohickitybohickity15 саат мурун
  • Lol. Salina Ks. I lived in ks and he pronounced the name badly.

    Mark DobbinsMark Dobbins15 саат мурун
  • Why I LOVE THE NIO car. The swappable battery is genius. Drive in 3min you have a full charge in China. It's great.

    Mark DobbinsMark Dobbins15 саат мурун
  • We need batteries filled with coconut oil and place to stick our feet out like The Flintstones..

    Time to BelieveTime to Believe15 саат мурун
  • Considering that the cost to run electric cars is as said here, roughly the same as gas cars, what possible advantage is there to electric cars when also considering that they are heavily subsidised by government which also indicates that electric cars are certainly less cost effective. I would predict that electric cars will prove to be not a very good way to go in the future

    mike bmike b16 саат мурун
    • You think there's men shaking hands in the back room between government and companies..? People are really naive

      Time to BelieveTime to Believe15 саат мурун
  • Nice video, but I'll keep my internal combustion engine for now!

    Joseph LicataJoseph Licata16 саат мурун
  • Are you sure about there being incentives for EV purchasers in Russia? The only one I'm aware of is the subsidy for Russian-built EVs, but since there aren't any yet, it's a purely theoretical one.

    exemanfulexemanful16 саат мурун
  • The RFI inside the car is microwaving the humans inside the car. The ele car is the reason our government is trying to kill the diesel engine. A VW diesel will run 480 miles. it takes 5 minutes to fill up. What a bull shit joke put on America.

    Jeff PerryJeff Perry16 саат мурун
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    Gill ChanGill Chan16 саат мурун
  • The logistics of having enough chargers to charge every car that people use will create its own infrastructure problem. While we rip up the earth to mine lithium by questionable methods, we forget that all of the components from tires, wires, metal, and paint are dependent on the oil we get out of the ground.

    hammer 5505hammer 550517 саат мурун
  • Be advised, you cannot continually "fast charge" as it damages the battery over time. So my dealer told me when we bought an Hybrid petrol electric car out of the showroom. Bad move, it was more expensive to run than a combustion engined car.

    Albert SmithAlbert Smith17 саат мурун
    • Yes - The faster you charge/discharge a battery the harder it is on it. If you continually fast charge your vehicle it will decrease the longevity of the battery.

      DavidDavid5 саат мурун
  • Formula E technology?

    FeniantimFeniantim18 саат мурун