The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

9 Vas 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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Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
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  • 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 KenyonPrieš 44 minutes
  • 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 SneedPrieš val
  • 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 PassarelliPrieš val
  • 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 ScottPrieš val
  • 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 TednessPrieš val
  • where is all the electricity going to come from and how will it be generated?

    Sam BoudreauSam BoudreauPrieš 2 val
  • I won't be buying one in my lifetime.

    marty3888marty3888Prieš 2 val
  • 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 flashPrieš 2 val
  • Sometime within the next few years the Fed will MAKE you buy a EV

    jjack flashjjack flashPrieš 2 val
  • 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 critterPrieš 2 val
  • 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 CottonwoodPrieš 2 val
  • I better go with hybrid afterall i still want to hear my engine roar

    Jester ZubrataJester ZubrataPrieš 2 val
    • Suede inside My engine roarin' It's the big boy, You know what I paid for it (name that 🎶🎵)

      djyoutubodjyoutuboPrieš val
  • 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.

    SpaghettiKillahSpaghettiKillahPrieš 3 val
  • 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 TrousersPrieš 4 val
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    rohis akibrohis akibPrieš 4 val
  • The fools dream of green continues.

    546 cowboy546 cowboyPrieš 4 val
  • 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-BurgessPrieš 4 val
  • Electric Vehicles would be great if you could switch a Used Battery for a Fully Charged one.

    Matthew FordMatthew FordPrieš 4 val
  • making ev itself is extremely polluting

    Sky BlkblySky BlkblyPrieš 6 val
  • What about dual parallel charging batteries so that it reduces time?

    Club 6Club 6Prieš 6 val
  • 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 DavisPrieš 7 val
  • 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

    thomasthomasPrieš 7 val
  • In Norway, 95% of electricity comes from waterfalls.

    Jason HunterJason HunterPrieš 8 val
    • Thanks for sharing! ??????

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiuPrieš 6 val
  • 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 PhillipsPrieš 8 val
    • The Biden Administration’s push for federal vehicles on EV will help this along.

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiuPrieš 6 val
  • 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 AhnPrieš 8 val
  • 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 GrassoPrieš 8 val
  • 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 DavisPrieš 8 val
  • 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 NedbalekPrieš 9 val
  • 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.

    KevinLGittensKevinLGittensPrieš 9 val
  • Whenever someone says “The problem is we don’t have enough government!” I know it’s time to tune out.

    Johnny BagofDoughnutsJohnny BagofDoughnutsPrieš 9 val
  • 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 TraversPrieš 10 val
  • 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 guyPrieš 10 val
  • Spot on

    Swapneel ChatterjeeSwapneel ChatterjeePrieš 10 val
  • 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 TraversPrieš 10 val
  • 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 FischerPrieš 11 val
  • 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 OilPrieš 11 val
  • 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 AndersonPrieš 11 val
  • 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.

    MondoTVMondoTVPrieš 11 val
  • The Biden Administration’s push for federal vehicles on EV will help this along.

    Anthony DaramolaAnthony DaramolaPrieš 11 val
  • 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

    ppns2726ppns2726Prieš 12 val
  • 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 RedmondPrieš 12 val
  • 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

    ppns2726ppns2726Prieš 12 val
  • 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!

    zkrtrtzkrtrtPrieš 12 val
  • 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

    EnigmaEnigmaPrieš 12 val
  • Good luck with those in Canadian winters

    Braun VatamaniuckBraun VatamaniuckPrieš 13 val
  • 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.

    bruceamibruceamiPrieš 13 val
  • 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 HeijdenPrieš 13 val
  • whats the cost of a charge

    Ray FisherRay FisherPrieš 13 val
  • 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 CurrenPrieš 13 val
  • 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.

    deeremandougdeeremandougPrieš 13 val
  • 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 ZeterPrieš 14 val
  • 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.

    DavidDavidPrieš 14 val
  • 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 lesterPrieš 14 val
  • 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 PiercePrieš 14 val
  • Where are you getting the mileage numbers for the Model 3? All have close to EPA milage around 300mi. WTF?!?

    Steven CastellanosSteven CastellanosPrieš 14 val
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    Vineet TiwariVineet TiwariPrieš 14 val
  • 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 GarrisonPrieš 15 val
  • The Chevy volt is a hybrid. I think what you were talking about was the Chevy bolt which is all electric.

    Louie SamuelLouie SamuelPrieš 15 val
  • Chevy Volt is a hybrid ..... its range can be as far as its gas tank/battery allow

    Thomas PhamThomas PhamPrieš 15 val
  • 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 JonesPrieš 15 val
  • 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 MauglePrieš 15 val
  • 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 CorgiPrieš 16 val
  • Alcohol fuel cells, people...

    Matúš HonkoMatúš HonkoPrieš 16 val
  • I would rather have a hybrid. No charge stations? No problem.

    lochinvar00465lochinvar00465Prieš 16 val
  • Tesla works great!

    Greg SpethGreg SpethPrieš 16 val
  • 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.

    Pcorsaro123Pcorsaro123Prieš 16 val
  • 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 OakleyPrieš 16 val
  • 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 CropperPrieš 16 val
  • 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 NealPrieš 16 val
  • 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 WPrieš 17 val
  • 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 NorthPrieš 17 val
  • 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 SykesPrieš 17 val
  • We have an electrical grid that can barely keep up now. Imagine if everyone is charging their cars.

    Dave RobertsDave RobertsPrieš 17 val
  • 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 RichardsonPrieš 17 val
  • 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 servicesPrieš 17 val
  • 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 WilliamsPrieš 17 val
  • 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 azPrieš 17 val
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    dylan carmeldylan carmelPrieš 17 val
  • 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 NaidenovPrieš 18 val
  • 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.

    IanIanPrieš 18 val
  • 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 AllenPrieš 18 val
  • 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 MitchellPrieš 18 val
  • We need to staneardize chargers

    John McCartyJohn McCartyPrieš 18 val
  • 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.

    geon2k2geon2k2Prieš 18 val
  • 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 MouridyPrieš 18 val
  • I'm OK with this as it will make my gas cheaper for my off-road jeep mod.

    Jaques StudlyJaques StudlyPrieš 18 val
  • 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.

    ceu160193ceu160193Prieš 18 val
  • Wendover? Is that Nevada or Utah? lol

    dwayne fiendwayne fienPrieš 18 val
  • @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 StudlyPrieš 18 val
  • 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 StudlyPrieš 19 val
    • 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 rowanPrieš 11 val
  • 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 AkbarPrieš 19 val
  • 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 BlitzerPrieš 19 val
  • Great video. If you lived in a rural northern area like Canada or Scandinavia, an EV looks very unappealing sadly.

    Doug SteelDoug SteelPrieš 19 val
  • 1:50 Tesla has 263mi since the end of 2020

    Sergey ShmidtSergey ShmidtPrieš 19 val
  • AC-DC uses a rectifier, not an inverter. An inverter changes DC to AC.

    Michael JordanMichael JordanPrieš 20 val
  • 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 ChannelPrieš 20 val
  • 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 !!!!!

    SquashumSquashumPrieš 20 val
  • 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???

    DSCDSCPrieš 20 val
  • This needs to get seen by people with influence in decision making

    DaveDavePrieš 20 val
  • 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 WeissPrieš 20 val