The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
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  • Just like any other revolutionary idea this is going to take time. Gas vehicles weren’t perfected over night. The problem within the US is that companies would rather rival each other than to come up with a uniform standard in the technology of the electric vehicles and customize the body as they do with gas vehicles. There are many different petroleum cars on the market now but everyone has their own preference in aesthetics. They should research the best solution for the charging issue together then set themselves apart with the aesthetic of the body and style of the car.

    Jasmine LoveJasmine Love4 րոպե առաջ
  • There is a DC charger in Clayton, NM just between Amarillo TX, and Trinidad CO. So the gaps are only ~100 miles

    SergiSergi3 ժամ առաջ
  • I don't care if the get they price down to $5. If it cannot charge in under ten minutes it fundamentally cannot perform the function of a car. Hydrogen is a superior technology in every way.

    Christopher GibbonsChristopher Gibbons3 ժամ առաջ
  • forget 31 minutes. Once EVs are able to charge up as quickly as it would take a CE vehicle, that's when you'll see a real uptake.

    portfelioportfelio5 ժամ առաջ
  • Even if Lithium-ion battery technology increases in density by a factor of 10 it is nowhere near as energy dense as regular ol petrol. Other than caring for the environment why would a consumer move towards a somewhat inferior product?

    LivingAndroidLivingAndroid7 ժամ առաջ
  • INCREDIBLY inept of you to refer to the Chevy BOLT as the Chevy VOLT. The Volt was a hybrid car that has been discontinued, the Bolt is a pure EV.

    Paul KryderPaul Kryder8 ժամ առաջ
  • Elon M need to drop to 26k so more people buy it hence it will justify rapid investment in infrastructure combined with some government credit incentives to individuals not corporate so they can apply to 26k less 6k credit, we need to move fast before bidu sends Chinese cheaper cars

    Michael IssaMichael Issa8 ժամ առաջ
  • Use in cold temperatures will lead to about 20-30% drop in range and continually recharging batteries will degrade the batteries range over time, times charged, by about 30-50%. Charging very quickly also degrades battery life. But I have to agree the very poor charging network is the major issue for most owner.

    Hovis HillHovis Hill9 ժամ առաջ
  • Nicola Tesla's method pulled electricity from the air but that would mean free of it's NOT that a system doesn't's that the OVERLORDS LOOSE CONTROL.

    SlingbladeJimSlingbladeJim14 ժամ առաջ
  • in europe when u find a charger they are often out of order (tesla or others)

    ljmtacljmtac15 ժամ առաջ
  • even enough charging station will fully make it doesnt solve the problem because the car company except Tesla cant able to make more ev car because they prefer to sell ICE vehicles and making ev and sell for it makes them loss profit each car they make.

    Marlon MarianoMarlon Mariano16 ժամ առաջ
  • Oy! It's a rectifier not an inverter. (A FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER)

    Shreyas MaitreyaShreyas Maitreya21 ժամ առաջ
  • I envisioned a similar report from 1900 comparing the horse powered vehicles with the new gasoline powered ones. Steam was already being phased out and 1900 battery electric cars were peaking out as well. So, gasoline supplies were limited vs a horse can feed on any field. The horse worked year round as long as the wagon trailering behind was operational. Road conditions, trails or paths in actuality, favored hoofs over the solid rubber wheels as to traction. Horses were cheaper to own and to replace, were quieter that gas engines, and could pull heavier loads. Gas cars were toys for the rich! Sounding familiar as to the argument of this presentation? As to price vs range, after 7 years of driving a 70 mile range Leaf electric car w/o issues, for me it’s been ideal due to traffic and roads with signals every 1/2 to 1 mile, and where I need to go being within 20 miles. I purchased the Leaf used, low miles, top trim level, for about 1/3 of MSRP. Others driving either a 35 mile or 50 mile range Chevy Volt PHEV have logged over 80% yearly electric miles. On he opposite side of the aisle, people buy large, heavy, 15 mpg pickup trucks for moving people, no cargo. Talk about expensive transportation! The US market, until Tesla, had limited to zero options as to buying or leasing an electric vehicle on purpose! After all, a large portion of the economy centers on vehicles that burn fossil fuels and EVs are a threat. Thanks

    Ramon CardonaRamon Cardona22 ժամ առաջ
  • very well explained...go hydrogen! no problem of charging, no problem of environmental degradation caused by lithium mining or mining cobalt from unstable Africa - 100% democratic fuel source available every corner of the water just needs water + electricity

    deep gdeep g23 ժամ առաջ
  • I can’t stand these smarmy know it alls with the same tone and cadence that tells you they think they know everything and such superior thinkers to everyone else. Mr. Smart Ass isn’t that convincing in his arguments. He just thinks he is.

    Gary FrancisGary FrancisՕր առաջ
  • If fuller batteries charge slower why not put several hundred smaller individual batteries into the car?

    Hayden LauHayden LauՕր առաջ
  • Lithium Titinate batteries. Fast charging and longer life.

    Daniel StoicaDaniel StoicaՕր առաջ
  • EVs aren't anywhere near the tipping point. LOL

    That AmericanThat AmericanՕր առաջ
  • EV's are just too expensive. Why? It's stupid to buy a brand new car. No ifs ands or buts. Most people that buy ICE cars buy used so you cannot compare new EVs to new ICE, you have to compare a new EV to used ICE. Also, used ICE cars typically still carry the same distance capability as they did from the time they were new, 5 to 10 years ago. Buying a used EV is kind of silly because batteries will lose capacity over time and most have a life of 65,000 miles which isn't a lot. Sure, some claim to have warranty up to 100k, but even Tesla will only cover complete failures and not over-time-degradation and typically will only cover once its capacity drops to about 60-70% of charge capacity within warranty time limits. Lastly, the costs to replace a battery is outrageous. EVs are not worth it until either we have newer battery tech or they can sell it for $20k, otherwise, it's better to just buy a used Honda Civic. Of course though, the government will step in and ban all ICE cars soon so whatever...

    kanedanoglorykanedanogloryՕր առաջ
  • I recently was in market to buy a new Car. I literally did not buy a tesla or the new Volkswagen ID4 is because of the charging network in USA. As much I appreciate the 250+ mile range, I cannot imagine what will happen when I don't have access to charging station if I am taking a long road trip. I bought a Mazda CX5 and maybe in 3-4 years when the EV as well as Charging station is more mature, I will switch to EV for good!

  • Did I miss it or did you miss the point that you don’t need fast charging on a daily basis? The “gas station” is in your home, it’s fully charged every day. You only need fast charging for road trips.

    Chris DiverChris DiverՕր առաջ
  • So you want the federal government to build charging stations THAT BIG BUSINESS WILL THEN MAKE A PROFIT FROM?

    VAMobMemberVAMobMemberՕր առաջ
  • You forgot one VERY important detail. Most of the power used to charge EV cars comes from FOSSIL FUELS AND NUCLEAR POWER.

    VAMobMemberVAMobMemberՕր առաջ
  • the reason the us does not have charging stations and charging standards because the us government is in the pocket of big oil. it's why they don't have reliable long distance rail either.

    Mechna PrimeMechna PrimeՕր առաջ
  • in a tesla model 3, converter is rated 11kW, so full to 20% to 80% takes 4hrs for a SR+, in europe at least. No supercharger / fast charger issue in Europe, both are CSS combo. Charginig as you say, it's the key to success for EV.

    Woland BzhWoland BzhՕր առաջ
  • This could happen in China only. Easy to set standard and government ready to pave infrastructure first.

    burung81burung81Օր առաջ
  • And what about grid ability to support charging of all these EVs when they replace internal combustion ones?

    plamentdplamentdՕր առաջ
  • Model3 SR is $35k.. The one you show in the video has a range of 264mi at highway speeds not 237.. Charging full tank on Tesla is $8.00.. Tesla Model3 charges in 15 min and you go on in 100-150 mi you charge another 15 mins, superchargers are everywhere. Everything you show in the video is already solved..

    TeslaScoopTeslaScoopՕր առաջ
  • What consumers think they need, and what they actually need, are two different and constantly changing things. 90% of consumers will end up charging their car at home, over night. This will cover 90% of their driving needs, meaning everything but extended trips far from home. These arguments remind me of when cell phones came out. They went from toys for the rich to one in every pocket seemingly overnight. Since most families have more than one car, they will replace one with an electric, get used to it and find out how great they are, and then fight over it until they can replace their second car with one. By that time, superchargers will be ubiquitous. As for adapters, whatever you can't buy today will be on Amazon tomorrow. Tesla and third parties already offer more flavors of adapters than Baskin Robbins does ice cream.

    Robert MyersRobert MyersՕր առաջ
  • Comparing the number of needed gas stations to the number of needed EV fast charging stations is pointless. In normal daily driving, an EV driver will never, ever visit a charging station. They will simply charge at home, and possibly at work. For short-trip driving, charging stations are absolutely unnecessary. Thus, EV fast charge stations are not needed near where people live. They're needed more-or-less exclusively near intercity highway driving routes to serve drivers who are on a long trip. For this reason, the world will NEVER need as many EV charging stations as it has gas stations now.

    Patrick KurasPatrick KurasՕր առաջ
  • Why is it that Europe seems to always be ahead of the US on everything?

    Shay GilcreestShay GilcreestՕր առաջ
  • It seems like part of the solution, albeit not an easy one, is higher capacity batteries. That would allow for partial charge to have a bigger impact on range.

    Kinjiru731Kinjiru731Օր առաջ
  • It takes 2 minutes to fill a fuel tank and then drive 1,000km. Why would I get an EV.

    DanDanՕր առաջ
  • What happens if you leave your lights on for eight hours can you jump an ev?

    BossSpringsteen69BossSpringsteen69Օր առաջ
  • 03:33 Huh? "to 30 million percent state of charge"... That's what i'm hearing...

    purple ldvpurple ldvՕր առաջ
  • Guess I'm at odds with the mass market populace because my conditions for purchasing an electric vehicle are drastically different. 1. Has the storage, cab size, and capacity equal to a truck (13k lbs towing capacity, similar cab size, half ton bed weight, etc). 2. Has a range of 550+ miles (just like my truck). 3. Recharging from 0-100 takes as long as filling up a 35 gal truck tank (so less than 10 min). I just dont see myself buying an electric vehicle until all 3 of those conditions are met because I am a big guy (6'5") and my kids are likely going to be big as well. That means I need a big vehicle with long road trip ranges and the ability to pull trailers too. Just cant get an EV (even if they made electric trucks) until theyre much better.

    Aaron OlsonAaron Olson2 օր առաջ
  • I dont really get why gas stations does not invest in chargers, get people into the shop, you have to be there for a good while, saves the industry for when oil based fuel is a thing of the past

    lek1223lek12232 օր առաջ
  • EV Cars are cool. But they will at best be second, third or fourth cars for most people. Charging and range as stated in the video are both problems. If you want to do a long road trip, adding stops every hundred miles is not appealing. Waiting 30 min every 300 miles is not appealing. Also, in the event of massive power outages such as in Texas recently, you have no way to go anywhere if an EV is your primary vehicle. Moreover, people using their gasoline powered vehicles to stay warm. People who live where hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes strike will also want a gas powered vehicle to bug out in an emergency. Ad to that the fact that if you run out gas on the side of the road, you get someone to bring a gas can. If you run out of charge, you get towed. Additionally, Americans love full size trucks and SUVs. Thus far EVs don't work well for large vehicles. And people who live in apartment buildings, park on the street, etc., are not going to buy an EV as their primary vehicle. But as a get around town second car, EVs definitely will have their niche.

    Thor A. SicThor A. Sic2 օր առաջ
  • I blame Tesla for not adopting standards. Honestly I have a similar complaint with Apple. You know how convenient it would be to ask if someone had a charger and you didn't have to specify if it was for an iPhone or a good smartphone?

    raney150raney1502 օր առաջ
  • Love this channel. Thank you.

    YK ChanYK Chan2 օր առաջ
  • China has a lot of new EV charging stations

    Brick LifeBrick Life2 օր առաջ
  • A baby Tesla is great for the suburban hipster who likes to virtue-signal, but nowhere near practical. Also, I'm concerned more about where all those used batteries will go. Recycling them just isn't efficient with today's technology. Take care of the planet folks!!

    jeff strykerjeff stryker2 օր առաջ
  • Partner with super stores like walmart and with gas stations.

    Sōshi MiketsukamiSōshi Miketsukami2 օր առաջ
  • How much in a jump in your electric bill would you see if you charged it at home from a normal outlet?

    Sōshi MiketsukamiSōshi Miketsukami2 օր առաջ
    • By less than what tou pay for gas anyway. (Edit: well actually it depends on your country, in europe it's less expensive)

      Mahdi BERKIAMahdi BERKIA20 ժամ առաջ

    tommy thomastommy thomas2 օր առաջ
  • The problem with rechargeable batteries is that they have a life expectancy. So everyone who owns a EV will have to replace the batteries within 3-5 years and battery packs for vehicles aren't cheap. It's cheaper to buy a V8 HEMI with dual superchargers for a gas vehicle that will also last 4-5x as long or longer than a battery pack.

    Robert AdamsRobert Adams2 օր առաջ
  • Plug types need to be standardized. A charger is useless if I can't use it. Europe has the right idea. ONE PLUG- standard. America is way behind here. Sad!

    PaintboyPaintboy2 օր առաջ
  • Batteries and charging are still a big issue for me. Range is not that important. I can go a short distance if a charging station was within reach. Price is still too much. also all cars batteries are good ONLY for ten years. The cars I own now are respectively 23 and 15 years.

    PaintboyPaintboy2 օր առաջ
  • We're a bit more lucky in Scotland as we have a smaller geographical area and have a nationalised charging network that is still mostly free across Local Authority areas, at least for now. This is in addition to charge points owned and operated by private companies who charge per kWh. However it shouldn't be a case of replacing like for like. Thats why we are investing in better and more frequent 'decarbonised' public transport such as trains and buses. More investment is being made in increasing and improving cycle and walking paths/networks too. All this before we start talking about hydrogen cars and trucks, etc.....

    Miami-DelightsMiami-Delights2 օր առաջ
  • 30 minutes to charge? The only way I’ll ever consider an electric vehicle is if the batteries can recharge in the same couple of minutes it takes to gas up my car. So no. It isn’t close. It isn’t even close to being close.

    Jacob HensonJacob Henson2 օր առաջ
  • Hm... my max spending is 1500$ for second hand Car with decent condition until EV reach this price I will no go for this excessive expensive toy * buying New one is simply silly

    K KrolikK Krolik2 օր առաջ
  • Europe is so much better at writing and enforcing laws. I envy the law and order of Europe. The US is too obsessed with their "freedom" and "preventing government interference", which is why the country is a shithole.

    curmudgeonafcurmudgeonaf2 օր առաջ
  • This video is inaccurate. They need to get the prices down to around 18k to 20k not 36k. They need to get the range up to around 400 miles all seasons and temps, NOT 290 miles, and they need to get the charging time empty to full charge down to around 10 minutes max regardless of temperature, not 31 minutes. Consequently they are not even close and if the government was not helping pay for these things they would be mostly dead. Lastly what was not mentioned is even IF they could overcome these problems and they took off, the electric grid could not possibly handle the increase and it would take 50 to 100 years to upgrade the grid so it could.

    John SmithJohn Smith2 օր առաջ
  • Of course, the transportation bureau in US is caught up in different issues. Your vote doesn’t count.

    David RichardsDavid Richards2 օր առաջ
  • Farcical!

    Gary PGary P2 օր առաջ
  • Great video, but you used wrong term for AC -> DC conversion equipment. AC -> DC is a done by a rectifier. DC -> AC is done by an inverter. EVs have inverters in them to turn the DC into AC for the AC electric motors they use. However, they have rectifiers in their charging circuits to turn the AC into DC.

    Adam KayAdam Kay2 օր առաջ
  • I still don’t understand why our government feels the need to be in the car charging business? They didn’t build gas stations for all the gasoline cars!

    Bud LamyBud Lamy2 օր առաջ
  • Wow this clearly had an agenda. You like electric

    Ťaryn CŤaryn C2 օր առաջ
  • The energy source is the real problem... Non-combustion based energy source has to be invented to power these vehicles on the go...

    Pa -1Pa -12 օր առաջ
  • UK Buyers have a solution, the MG5 SV EV. £25,000 for 205 miles of range, CCS fast changing, 7 year warranty that includes the battery and lots of tech on board!

    Mackland's MotorsMackland's Motors2 օր առաջ
  • George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla were right. The disadvantages of DC completely overwhelm the advantages in almost all scenarios -- and a major one is the differential corrosion caused by high-voltage DC. Exposed electric terminals continuously electrolyze water molecules in the air, and if one of the two electric terminals in a plug or wire connection always has a positive charge, it will always attract the negatively-charged oxygen ions produced by electrolyzing water molecules. I don't need to explain to you what oxygen ions do to exposed metal. Imagine if every power line in the world had to be replaced every few years due to corrosion. A long-distance DC power grid would be a totally unworkable system. AC electricity prevents that corrosion from happening.

    Shawn ElliottShawn Elliott3 օր առաջ
  • My Volt has a generator. Most of the time it runs on electric, but then on long trips, it switches over to gasoline. It gets great milage when it does. I don't ever need a charging station other than my home. I love my car.

    Julia GuliaJulia Gulia3 օր առաջ
    • Hybrids have more of a future than straight EVs for sure.

      Thor A. SicThor A. Sic2 օր առաջ
  • Is there any engineering advantage/disadvantage to any of the plug designs? Is one better earthed or enables higher wattage charging etc? Trying to work out if the EU picked CCS for a reason or just threw a dart blindfolded and CCS got lucky.

    xcw4934xcw49343 օր առաջ
  • You don't charge from 0 to 100%; you charge from 20% to whatever will get you home or to the next charge point. A lot of the usual myths repeated here.

    Tom GrayTom Gray3 օր առաջ
  • There are other problems with EV. Even if we have twice as many fast chargers, nobody wants to or can wait 15+ minutes at the charger. Also pushing the battery to sub 20% charge twice as often strains the battery. Along with, as mentioned, the compatibility problems. Also the production and recycling of batteries have huge issues if the endgame is reducing global emissions.

    SPYK3OSPYK3O3 օր առաջ
  • Super interesting! One of my doctors just finished a 1400 mile trip from Missouri to Florida with a new Tesla. His review was intriguing. While he touted his car was super comfortable car, under no circumstances would he ever try to make that trip again in that car. While you’re well done video stated people are satisfied with this less than a 300 mile range, I strongly disagree! Having lived in many of the states you showed on your map including Wyoming, it appears car manufactures are not aware of just how far it is between average small towns in Wyoming? Even in my state of Missouri, I know firsthand that it’s nearly impossible just to get from the capital of Missouri to Kansas City Missouri and the only way was by turning off everything including air conditioning or heat as needed. Since It’s self evident Electric cars are our future, we’re just not there yet. One last note. Nobody talks about how much it cost to fill our battery back up. While electric rates where I live are overall acceptable, being a California native, I know their electric rates are outrageous. Another thing worth noting is the lack of usable space. I am a paraplegic who lives in a wheelchair yet I’m hard-pressed to find any electric model out there [just shopped last week in person at dealerships] that would hold my chair or much of anything. These cars are just too small and the price you referenced is way low compared to what I was able to find in my area. Perhaps it’s time we slow down and get the horse in front of the cart. How many people are willing to wait for 30 minutes or longer just to drive 250 miles? One last thing my doctor explained in detail were the recharging stations along the way. Yes it is true that if you can find a charging station with no other cars filling up, you can recharge in 30 to 60 minutes. If there are six other cars also being charged up, recharge times are considerably longer. With my doctors battery practically empty upon arriving in FL, it took 22 hours+ to fill up at the home he was visiting. Thanks again for the great video.

    Bobbie RatclifBobbie Ratclif3 օր առաջ
  • Ok basically the gasoline vehicle didn't get popular until Henry Ford's Mass Production lines made it affordable. So how did the infrastructure of gasoline vehicles get built?

    knoahbody69knoahbody693 օր առաջ
  • I could never buy an electric vehicle I drive over 400 miles a day

    Bob EarlBob Earl3 օր առաջ
  • The electric car are for using going back from house to work with at least 100 miles range round trip.

    Reynaldo DizonReynaldo Dizon3 օր առաջ
  • The bolt can achieve over 50% in 30 min and 80% in 60 min at 55kW. Not all DCFC stations are created equal. This video has some inaccurate information.

    Cyril SmithCyril Smith3 օր առաջ
  • I don't understand why gas/electric hybrids wouldn't be a better choice than all electric cars. It wouldn't require any new infrastructure.

    lorne daleylorne daley3 օր առաջ
  • TLDR; Europe saved electric cars. Please explain to me how European is not a superior culture?

    一三Gnefitisis一三Gnefitisis3 օր առաջ
  • The target is 31 minutes to charge...screw that. I want it to be charged as long as it takes to fill my tank with gasoline, before I even consider buying one of those.

    NYyankeeboiNYyankeeboi3 օր առաջ
  • I live in the very cold and occasionally go on trips with long distance and not always near a 240 volt source because most Canadians do not have an out door 240 volt outlet and maybe have a single or couple of circuits at 120 volts. However I would LOVE to buy a plug-in hybrid since I rarely use all the range an EV gives (the enthusiasts are right, we DON'T need range) but occasionally I NEED ALL THE RANGE and and heat cuts your range by a lot. So having a really small gas engine for the one time a year I need it would be nice and the ability to have heat in the winter makes the waste heat of the engine into a desirable product so thus the efficiency of the engine is MASSIVELY higher in the winter since that waste is also used to heat the cabin.

    DaltonDalton3 օր առաջ
  • Either way, I love my Tesla.

    Landy FischerLandy Fischer3 օր առաջ
  • We just need 18-wheelers full of batteries driving on the highways that act as mobile chargers. Just like the Air force uses huge planes to refuel fighters in the air. You can pull up behind the truck, turn on your cruise control, pay with an app, and the truck releases a cable that guides into your front charge port. All of this is done at 65mph on the highway. sit behind it for 15 minutes and boom, quick charge.

    Sword ArmSword Arm3 օր առաջ
  • If you own a home charging isn’t a problem because you can charge it overnight. unless your traveling long distance from city to city which most people aren’t this isn’t really a problem.

    MandyMandy3 օր առաջ
  • look at the governments charging us a bunch after 2025-2030 for disposing our battery car cause its bad for environment

    boomshine7boomshine73 օր առաջ
  • Electric cars will (and should) become commonplace and even mandatory in large cities very soon. Their limited range is no hindrance when there's 20 charging stations within a few miles. In a decade or two, if we spent a lot of money (billions), we can probably bring EEV usage in the suburbs up to a supermajority. Most of those people are commuters with a known fixed distance to drive every day, so if they can make that concept economical (and ensure there's sufficient fast-chargers along commuter routes for safety stops), they can probably swing it. As for the 85% of the country that's rural, you might as well pray for fusion technology in another century, because that's pretty much the quantum leap in electrical transmission that would be required. The distance between cities in Texas, for example, would ensure you could never safely risk the drive unless you're pulling a trailer with spare batteries on it. It is literally a pipe dream.

    jkl6652jkl66523 օր առաջ
  • Calling BS on range! EVs are NOT EVEN CLOSE to having 300mi range "in most environments!!!" Cold & heat both dramatically reduce range. This needs to be "solved" just as much as charging speed. Soooo, there are TWO not one issues keeping EVs from this so-called tipping point....

    Thomas GlynnThomas Glynn3 օր առաջ
  • There are no "different stakeholders competing against each-other in the US to create redundant, largely incompatible charging standards". As of 2021 there's just Tesla's proprietary plug and CCS adopted by everyone else (companies behind CHAdeMO switched to CCS).

    SkywalkerWrocSkywalkerWroc3 օր առաջ
  • "What Europe has that the US does not is coordinated government plans" It's sad how true this is

    Just HereJust Here3 օր առաջ
  • It’s pronounced sil I nah not sil een ah

    Jacob KuekerJacob Kueker3 օր առաջ
  • What also matters is the high cost of maintenance, their unsuitability as a used purchase and insurance. Not to mention the inevitable EV taxation, once governments attempt to claw back lost fuel tax revenue.

    FitChik AlinaFitChik Alina3 օր առաջ
    • I just watched a car info show that advised electric cars should be leased not purchased. With the unknown maintenance costs and serious concerns over reliability [Tesla has very serious quality control issues]. For a short commute I Get it. If you actually need to go any real distance, it looks like we have a long ways to go.

      Bobbie RatclifBobbie Ratclif3 օր առաջ
  • The mileage of my skoda with a full tank is around 550 miles. Yesterday It took me 4 minutes to fill up the tank, pay and drive away with no worries about about refuelling on a 360 miles round trip. When I can buy an electric car at the same price and get the same mileage then I will. You also didn't mention that electric batteries don't charge as fast or hold their charge in the cold (Canada) and try pulling a caravan or trailer with 4 people with an electric car... You wouldn't get very far!

    banquo46banquo463 օր առաջ
  • 13:00 You're talking about the U.S.! We dont have any infrastructure out here for this and now we've been informed that by 2030 no internal combustion engine can be sold. I can see a lot of benefits with electric but I can see one hell of a lot of major problems before it can work, we can drive for durations that require 200 litre tanks and or additional jerry cans and even fuel dumps to complete the journey. How in Hell does a bloke do this with electricity? And yet our gov says it will be. They're talking through there rectum.

    Maurice DentMaurice Dent3 օր առաջ
  • Use my Tels Model 3 long range more than year, and its realy best car i ever had. trip about 10-15 % longer than petrol anly if you go more that 250 miles, but in city - its super car

    Vladimir GuVladimir Gu4 օր առաջ
  • The future is carbon capture. Not electric vehicles

    Dell MartensDell Martens4 օր առաջ
  • Supply and Demand here. Electricity will only get more expensive as these cars become more mainstream. Soon we will will have 1500 a month electricity bills

    Dell MartensDell Martens4 օր առաջ
  • What happens during a natural disaster when all the electricity is out, How will rescue vehicles get to areas without power?

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  • until you can recharge it in less time it takes to fill up my gas tank when on a road trip, EV just doesn't make sense. Lets not get into the issues with towing a trailer over hilly terrain cross country. When i moved from Utah to Montana, I was down to 3 miles per gallon in my F150 pulling a car trailer up and down all the hills. And then only took a couple minutes to refill the tank and continue on my way. And wasn't far compared to my move before that from Ohio to Utah. on top of at least one or two cross-country road trips each year.

    viper2165viper21654 օր առաջ
  • The solution is to not fancy proprietary superchargers- it's making a usb type c of car chargers so everyone can share networks. The idea that we're going back to the "everyone has a different plug" era of tech is horrific.

    The Super CapitalistThe Super Capitalist4 օր առաջ
  • Price wont mean crap, tipping point or not, not until they upgrade our power grid which is hanging by a thread. We are seeing rolling blackouts now and have been for the last few years. Take away gasoline cars and watch people, who cant charge their 36K cars and what they do!!! The systems over max now and they want to put more on a failing system? There's a reason for that to but that's for another discussion. The technology will eventually get there but without a stable infrastructure, which ours is falling apart, its all just a pipe dream. To be honest there's a new tech coming and when it does its going to revolutionize everything and their very close.

    Woody WangWoody Wang4 օր առաջ
  • Did the government build the gas station infrastructure? Quite...

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  • Pretty cool to see my home town of Zurich in one of these videos at 14:03

    Diego DomenigDiego Domenig4 օր առաջ
  • How is our government more coordinated. EU isn't even a country and we don't speak the same languages.

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  • CHINA controls most of the rare earth materials to make batteries. We are killing our petroleum, coal and natural gas industries to go Green, while giving China more control over our energy needs. Remember OPEC and how they squeezed us with $4.50/ gal. gas while controlling most of oil? China fuels most of their electric grid with dirty coal and completely destroys the landscape of huge tracts of land mining rare earth materials and the coal they need. So much for cleaning up the earth! We can't make enough electric power now for peak seasons. How are wind mills and solar farms ever going to meet that demand? Look how many cars are on the road at any given point. They can't put enough charging stations out there to accommodate this demand. I believe EV's should be considered a supplement to gas powered cars, not replacements.

    old magicianold magician4 օր առաջ
  • Can't wait for the 2031 follow-up video: The Electric Vehicle Rolling Black-out Problem. Followed by VisualPolitik's 2041 video: Can the West break free of China's Lithium Cartels?

    CJ BellCJ Bell4 օր առաջ
  • The problem with this analysis, and frankly, with the majority of other reporting on this subject, is that it's done from the viewpoint of the internal combustion vehicle mindset. I've had 2 pure EVs and a plug-in hybrid with 20 miles of electric range. From my perspective, having lived with pure electric transportation, the people that think they need 300 miles of range or super-fast charging time don't understand that they don't need either of those. They're wrong because they don't yet understand that one starts each day with a full 'tank of gas' - they're still thinking about their fuel tank they run down over a week and then visit a fuel station. Let me repeat that: The electric car is plugged in just like a cell phone when one gets home, and it's charged in the morning from the same sort of 240V outlet that we use for our electric stoves, water heater, or dryer. Sorry man - you're just repeating the same story everyone else in the 'old school' world repeats. We've had electric cars since the 1800s and even the first gen Nissan Leaf would meet all of the needs of about 90% of Americans - and that's without DC quick charging or more than 100 miles of range. Your fast charging speed comparison is flawed because lithium batteries are charged quickly not to 50% but to 80%. It's the last 20% that's slow. It'll take about 20 minutes to bring my batteries from 0 to 80%, and another 20 minutes to go from 80 to 100%. Finally - your comment about the distance one lives from a gas station is proof that you don't understand EVs. I have a level 2 EVSE on a 240V 30A in my garage, with the cable coming out under the door to where I normally park. Even in my Outlander PHEV with 20 miles of range, I unplug before I drive to the store, and I plug in when I get home, just as did when I owned my smart EV with her 80 miles of range. My 20 miles of electric range is ALWAYS full without driving to a fuel station or a public charge point. ..."that can't drive from Dallas to Denver..." This is incorrect for the Tesla drivers. They can use Tesla's Superchargers, but they can ALSO use J1772 L2 charging. There are J1772 charge points in the Supercharger 'gap' you noted. Sorry man - that's why you get a thumbs-down for this.

    RechargeableLithiumRechargeableLithium4 օր առաջ
  • leave it to America to f***up charging plug standards. EPA or Transportation should had already set the standard for America. How did America get so backwards?

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