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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Comentarii 

  1. Scott Whitley

    Scott Whitley

    Acum 19 minute

    Can you talk about the world lithium problem? As electric vehicles come more popular lithium will become even more scarce.

  2. daltonx

    daltonx

    Acum 41 minut

    Biggest crock of shit video I have ever seen... The authors are obviously on the Kick Brother's payroll, and then some ! 🤣🤣🤣

  3. Randy Baumery

    Randy Baumery

    Acum 52 minute

    Electric Vehicle = coal powered car

  4. Rob Stamp

    Rob Stamp

    Acum 2 ore

    The flaw in this theory that people want a vehicle that will carge in 31 minutes. Nonsense, until you can charge a car as fast as you can fill a tank wih gas the public will never go for it.

  5. Red Eyes at Night

    Red Eyes at Night

    Acum 2 ore

    Chevy BOLT? Tesla Truck both should have been included, for that I give your views a thumbs DOWN

  6. Ryan Butterly

    Ryan Butterly

    Acum 2 ore

    Hey someone wants to give me a free Tesla car and pay for the main something else I’ll take it.

  7. Dwight Looi

    Dwight Looi

    Acum 3 ore

    UTTER RUBBISH. What the industry needs is very high capacity batteries that are not fully utilized. If you have a 200kWh battery but treat it as a 100kWh battery, you can both charge it very fast and have it last a very long time. Battery cost and battery bulk is everything. Once you have that, everything else resolves itself. -- BTW, 31 minutes is still unworkable unless you have a charger on every parking space everywhere. A better solution is a gas turbine APU. It'll be the size of a muffler, puts out about 30kW and runs on gasoline. There is no coolant system, no radiator, no chains, no cams, no belts, nothing. It either runs at optimum speed or not at all. It wouldn't be that efficient but you can fill up its tank in 2 minutes and if you only use it on long trips and in emergencies who cares if it only gets 20 mpg? There'll be a switch on the dash where you can turn it on. When you do it'll replenish the charge on the battery if it is below 30% and shut off automatically at 70% (or whatever you want it to shut off at).

  8. john marks

    john marks

    Acum 3 ore

    You are missing a very important point. We park our cars overnight in public parking spaces here. You would need to install one charger in every space to make them really viable. The cost would be prohibitive to say the least. Leaving your car uncharged overnight in the NE would never fly with anyone using public parking.

  9. N7eptune

    N7eptune

    Acum 3 ore

    Tipping point is not Down Under yet. The starting price for an EV is $US34,000 or if you want the popular brand it is $US52,000 whereas a popular small ICE sedan starts at just over $US21,000. In the small ICE sedan on today's average fuel price for 94 Octane Ethanol it would cost just over $US10 to travel 100 miles. To charge your EV and pay the extra road tax in some Australian states your EV will cost almost $US9 for 100 miles.

  10. Smiley P

    Smiley P

    Acum 3 ore

    Wow it's almost like competition for profit isn't actually that useful and screws over customers

  11. Smiley P

    Smiley P

    Acum 3 ore

    10:25 so what's the problem then? Doesn't Elon have over 120b$ what's 8b if you have close to 150b?

  12. StamfordBridge

    StamfordBridge

    Acum 3 ore

    11:02. “It is the classic chicken-and-the-egg problem.” Not quite the right expression here, IMO. It is the classic Catch-22 problem.

  13. LITEWRENCH

    LITEWRENCH

    Acum 3 ore

    What about crime at the charging stations. It will be a perfect place where someone will be stuck there for 30 minutes and also fighting over the last station. This will help increase gun sales because you would be an idiot to not have a gun with you when you’ve been on the road for 2 hours and a 30 minute nap sounding pretty good while recharging. You wake up and see a thief pointing 45 at your face. I will stick with petro and hope I die before the dumbocraps force an EV on me.

  14. Tinker Taylor

    Tinker Taylor

    Acum 3 ore

    Well done, a very interesting and informative video. As a non-electric car owner, I wasn't aware of this issue.

  15. Pim Commandeur

    Pim Commandeur

    Acum 4 ore

    When you recognise the landscape at 0:39 because you where there (Snæfellsnesvegur, Iceland)

  16. Alex Air

    Alex Air

    Acum 4 ore

    So Tesla charger is like the Apple lightning port

  17. Edward motocyclism

    Edward motocyclism

    Acum 4 ore

    If they keep screwing the fuel up the public will have no choice

  18. Quincy Holloway

    Quincy Holloway

    Acum 4 ore

    If you are watching this video, your car is probably parked and therefrore could be charging. Or you can watch this video while charging. If you fill up your gas tank everytime you go to the gas station, then EV's might not be for you, but if you can get through your daily commute in under 200 miles per day. You should already be driving electric. Cuz, saving money..

  19. Free Willy

    Free Willy

    Acum 5 ore

    New Zealand has no insentives at all but we do have great charging network that the power companies have put in. Shame the government here are about the tax us per KM driven the same as diesels are taxed here and at the same cost = killing EV take up

  20. Ectoplasmic Entity

    Ectoplasmic Entity

    Acum 6 ore

    There's a gas station and tesla charging station near me. I usually fill up 2 times a month at the gas station early in the morning before work. When i drive by the Tesla station seeing people waiting in their EV to recharge and other tesla's waiting for a spot it just makes me laugh.

  21. NEIL FOX

    NEIL FOX

    Acum 6 ore

    The charging problem is easily solved. Just implement rapid battery swaps. It's already a thing and you can change batteries faster than filling up, plus EV's have almost no maintenance costs.

  22. FIGHTTHECABLE

    FIGHTTHECABLE

    Acum 6 ore

    EVs are the best. I've driven 2 and own 1. I will never go back to ICE. Would you still buy a Nokia? No. And this video has so much false / missleading information. Camparing Hybrids and calling them.electric cars. Wendover has failed to see that charging at home, does not require you to charge as often. And that's why it is OKAY to have a charger 31 minutes away. I only charge 4.5% DC.

  23. geckoblaze48

    geckoblaze48

    Acum 6 ore

    Talk about stupid.

  24. MrMusic1950

    MrMusic1950

    Acum 6 ore

    Many people "try" electric cars (microwave ovens), but always, and very soon go back to a "real car", yup, like the cordless diy drill, always need the 4 hour charge in town. Never will leccy cars be usable for this reason. Dont waste your time with microwave ovens.

  25. David Szakacs

    David Szakacs

    Acum 7 ore

    Only $7.8 billion? Well, instead of sending up rockets, Musk could build them instead.

  26. Rick Shaw

    Rick Shaw

    Acum 7 ore

    Am I paying more for power during "peak time", so that some legislators investment in Tesla can grow?

  27. Philip Brucker

    Philip Brucker

    Acum 7 ore

    Chargers need to be in at least 1 in 4 gas stations or at least in somewhere as convenient before I'll consider. Older EVs need to be charged more often than new ones and I'll never be able to afford a new EV.

  28. 218philip

    218philip

    Acum 7 ore

    If you add up the subsidy being paid by (other) people, impracticality in half(?) the nation, the energy inefficiently that is insurmountable if the entire energy cycle is considered, there are quantum leaps in technology needed.

  29. allgoo 19

    allgoo 19

    Acum 7 ore

    The question comes down to this, "Will the people buy their second electric car?"

    • allgoo 19

      allgoo 19

      Acum 4 ore

      @Quincy Holloway : "I'm on my 4th, haven't paid for a tank of gas since 2012." == One every two years? What were the reason for buying so many electric cars?

    • Quincy Holloway

      Quincy Holloway

      Acum 4 ore

      I'm on my 4th, haven't paid for a tank of gas since 2012.

  30. modianoification

    modianoification

    Acum 7 ore

    Europe has a plan but doesn't have Tesla

  31. Angel González

    Angel González

    Acum 8 ore

    4:45: Man, technically Thomas Edison did "battled it out" with George Westinghouse, because they controlled General Electric and Westinghouse Electric Co, but in reality the father of the Alternating Current (AC) was Nikola Tesla, who is arguably the father of the modern electrical grid. Other than that, is a great video!!

  32. Roman Numeral

    Roman Numeral

    Acum 8 ore

    "Charging station distribution" is what we need to monitor. If that even becomes 50/50 with gas stations, it's going to be a scary time. Many many many gas stations are going to have to shutdown due to lack of demand. There are going to be old-schoolers who will want to keep a gas car for hobby purposes, but it's going to be tough to find gas.

    • Roman Numeral

      Roman Numeral

      Acum 4 ore

      @Iv zh That would be great for the auto industry if they can reuse old infrastructure. Gotta keep an eye on that as well.

    • Iv zh

      Iv zh

      Acum 7 ore

      Nah homie, Porsche and Siemens Energy set to produce a hydrogen based synthetic fuel by 2022,, which would be usable with all of the current manufacturing, storage and distribution infrastructure.

  33. Steve Prestek

    Steve Prestek

    Acum 8 ore

    What hadn't been addressed is the size of the electric fleet. If there were, say ten percent electrics, the power grid could not handle the charging load to service all of those electrics. This video really glosses over the real problems with EVs. As a total transportation solution, from creation on the factory floor to end-of-life - taking in consideration ALL aspects - they are a very poor.

  34. Absurd 72

    Absurd 72

    Acum 9 ore

    Great video. Keep creating

  35. Mark Mcelheney

    Mark Mcelheney

    Acum 10 ore

    I Wouldn't Have One, On A Bet!

  36. David McNamara

    David McNamara

    Acum 10 ore

    The nail was hit head on.

  37. Hari Sadu

    Hari Sadu

    Acum 11 ore

    Frankly in urban India at least except for NCR, most people don't seem to drive very frequently outside of their city. Like people in Kolkata for instance don't drive outside of it that much. If most of your driving is restricted to an urban area and if you can charge at home, your problem is mostly solved and then essentially a matter of cost.

  38. Jack García

    Jack García

    Acum 11 ore

    Do we have coordinated government plans? Yeah, well, but you know... Also, cost of EVs is definitely in the way, maybe not in the US, Norway, Switzerland and the like, but for me in Spain, spending 30K in a car is no joke.

  39. Dave Block

    Dave Block

    Acum 11 ore

    Once synthetic fuels come online the EV 'craze' will pass. Electricity does not come from Fairy Dust and the strip mining needed to produce the batteries will become unacceptable. EVs are not 'clean' and will be obsolete soon enough. A classic NIMBY distribution of the pollution.

  40. kk123 ggogle

    kk123 ggogle

    Acum 11 ore

    Good video but it completely ignores the KW demand issue. You have to have the power available in the quantity needed (instantaneous KW) in order to power all these chargers. Renewables (solar and wind) being an intermittent supplier (low cap factor) can't supply the KW 'spikes' caused when mass amounts of EV's are plugged in. And you can't use battery storage for this scale/rate of energy. For that you need local gas 'peakers' to give instant power when needed. There are also designs for modular nuclear 'peakers' that could do this also. I also think the charging time for EV's needs to be about the same time it takes to fill a tank of gas before there is mass acceptance(which means even more KW required to charge). Currently the only way to do this is with capacitor based batteries which aren't economical yet.

  41. Ricky Got

    Ricky Got

    Acum 11 ore

    Luckily Tesla is a trillion dollar company

  42. Wayne Wagner

    Wayne Wagner

    Acum 11 ore

    This is a classic liberal out look on solving the problem. Your asking the government to pick the winner when its not there business.

  43. Jason Beetleborn

    Jason Beetleborn

    Acum 12 ore

    this is not a problem. Industries and supply lines have to develop. but at this point an electric vehicle is an option, and that is a huge option. Gas is supreme though, and getting rid of gas is a threat.

  44. don christie

    don christie

    Acum 13 ore

    Add the data of having battery changing stations at gas stations and stand alone’s.

  45. Fred Gervin M.P.

    Fred Gervin M.P.

    Acum 13 ore

    I'm getting a Big Block on Mars.

  46. Pink Flamingo

    Pink Flamingo

    Acum 13 ore

    Too bad we couldn't remain energy independent while we work this out... $5/gallon gas isn't going to enable regular people to buy new cars or make charging stations magically appear.

  47. O R

    O R

    Acum 14 ore

    Can someone tell me how we're supposed to replace all ICE-powered vehicles with EVs? Where are we going to get the resources to produce the billions of huge batteries needed? And how are the dirt-poor slave labor mining those minerals supposed to get paid if the prices are to be dropped dramatically? Some food for thought for the "zero"-emission morons out there.

    • Tim Hargan

      Tim Hargan

      Acum 18 minute

      And they still haven’t solved the problem of how to recycle the batteries

  48. Korwynias Wolfdrake

    Korwynias Wolfdrake

    Acum 14 ore

    The Volt is a hybrid EV, its EV range is 30-50 miles.

  49. Goby G-Major

    Goby G-Major

    Acum 15 ore

    I thought Edison battled Tesla...or is that fictional...like in Murdoch mysteries?

  50. Roger Lewis

    Roger Lewis

    Acum 15 ore

    It appears that the prices you gave for electric cars and their batteries includes the huge current and proposed taxpayer subsidies, so the vehicles are nowhere close to the tipping point for popular adoption. Those subsidies are not sustainable over the long term. The other problem with batteries is the diminishing charge and discharge return over time and use, along with the huge cost to the environment in mining the resources required. There is also a huge issue with the safe disposal of spent batteries because these batteries cannot be recycled. Why should taxpayers finance charging stations and not petrol stations. This technology must be able to stand on it's own or fail, or newer and different technologies that may well be sustainable and successful at low cost will be overlooked because it is easier and more profitable for the wealthy to continue to chase the subsidies.

  51. Eduard Pertíñez

    Eduard Pertíñez

    Acum 15 ore

    It would be as easy as writting a law that orders all service stations close to an "autoban" to have a fast charger in the next 12 months if they want to maintain their privilege to be close to the freeway.

    • Solaroid444

      Solaroid444

      Acum 3 ore

      Yeah? And when most of them go out of business cause they cannot afford it we are out of service stations. Forcing somebody else to do the shit you want under the thread of violence is never a good solution.

  52. DirtySaltyBug

    DirtySaltyBug

    Acum 16 ore

    In a very crowded city like Hong Kong, there cannot possibly be enough charging stations to satisfy demand. It's not unusual to see Tesla vehicles queuing for chargers. Also, if you live in a flat, you are basically sh*t out of luck.

  53. Edward Heath

    Edward Heath

    Acum 16 ore

    Several years ago I completely converted a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO into a 100% BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) and I put some other electronics and technologies in it so that it will travel over 1200 miles on a single charge! How about somebody from the United States that is building / mass producing their own electric vehicle call me at my company that is “New Ideas and Innovations, LLC“ in Madison, Connecticut so we can get this ultra long range travel technology into your vehicle so it will be the best and longest traveling EV on the market! Seriously; Edward H. Innovator of the EEV-3 / “The Watt“ 203-500-8777

  54. Michael Villis

    Michael Villis

    Acum 17 ore

    Hmmmm... Maybe if the federal government had a week focusing on infrastructure projects like the issues mentioned in this video... They could call it... "Infrastructure week"... Oh wait...

  55. Markus Strangl

    Markus Strangl

    Acum 17 ore

    The main EV charging problem is a lack of education in the general population. So many people think that EVs work like combustion cars, in that you drive to a DC charger once a week, just as you do with a gas station right now. Instead, basically everyone who owns a house with their own garage can install a home charger and start every day with a full battery. Very few people need to drive more than 250 miles every day.

  56. Index

    Index

    Acum 18 ore

    Screw less charge and more stops means more lost time. Who wants to keep stopping to loiter around open air and unsecured charge points. Tipping point to adoption into electric is buy converting existing ICE fuelling infrastructure by adding Hydrogen that way greater take up of EV’s which generate their own electricity and mimic ICE for fill and go and range. Power point car is yesterday’s news.

  57. Jestami

    Jestami

    Acum 19 ore

    *outlaaat*

  58. Blacksheep66

    Blacksheep66

    Acum 19 ore

    I live on a boat @ 25⁰ latitude. We have solar panels, generator, diesel aux power etc and usually plugged in at the dock. Its impossible to run an air conditioner 24-7 for 9 months out of the year soley off of solar panels and a wind turbine lmao. I swear most of these "renewable energy" bots must have skipped out of their math classes their entire lives. And most have zero experience or knowledge with the actual nuts and bolts of the subject and also have no idea of the physical "footprint" needed for the solar panels and wind turbines to provide for each and every one of us.

    • Blacksheep66

      Blacksheep66

      Acum 18 ore

      @sehhi vooty Sorry, I'm not sure I understand your reply.

    • sehhi vooty

      sehhi vooty

      Acum 18 ore

      Drives off same time it takes to get gas.

  59. Chris Ellis

    Chris Ellis

    Acum 19 ore

    If the globalists want to us to use EVs, then don’t, f*** ‘em 🧐😉😡✅

    • sehhi vooty

      sehhi vooty

      Acum 18 ore

      Why can't they put alternaters so we don't need to recharge them makes more sense

  60. Darris Hawks

    Darris Hawks

    Acum 20 ore

    Salina, Kansas is pronounced "Sa ly nuh" not "Sa lee nuh" Kansas people know. Nobody can say our town names properly lol Olathe, Kansas is "Olaytha" Osawatomie is "ah suh wah tuh mee"

  61. Mark Brand

    Mark Brand

    Acum 20 ore

    A point everyone misses here is that you don’t actually need to charge all the way up. The furthest away I drive from home with any regularity is 50 miles to my brothers house. A supercharger can add 50 miles in less than 5 minutes. Boom I’m home and the rest of the charging happens overnight. It would be just a handful of times a year I would actually need to fill up on a road trip.

  62. Sangria Biscus

    Sangria Biscus

    Acum 20 ore

    How many Texans used their EVs in keeping warm during the snow storm? That electric bill would be expensive.

  63. steveMCHS

    steveMCHS

    Acum 20 ore

    You forgot they are also so ugly and boring both inside and out

  64. Formata Gfys

    Formata Gfys

    Acum 21 oră

    Instead of tax breaks they should charge car tax 1$ for each co2 they produce

  65. everyday tenor

    everyday tenor

    Acum 21 oră

    You missed one big point: once Evs become ubiquitous, govts will be losing their tax revenues from gas and diesel fuel taxes. Obviously, they will then tax Evs, eliminating all savings of Evs, and you will still still be left with all the hassles of charging wait times and battery replacement costs No thanks.

    • Solaroid444

      Solaroid444

      Acum 3 ore

      Or they can jack up all other taxes, impose vat, etc. in order to subsidize the new tesla some nimbie moron bought on credit

    • everyday tenor

      everyday tenor

      Acum 8 ore

      @John Cahill And again, you missed the one big point: road taxes, coming soon to a municipality near you. As for charging times, my ICE car fillls up in a few minutes. I see Tesla owners at charging stations near waiting for their cars to charge for what seems like a long time. Battery life.....have you gotten 500,000 out of yours yet? I hear stories of battery degradation with Teslas. I had a a chance to buy an EV last time I needed a car.....maybe I will change my mind in the future.....but right now, no.

    • John Cahill

      John Cahill

      Acum 10 ore

      @everyday tenor Speaking for Tesla only, there is no charging wait time issue and there is no reason to expect battery replacement costs (fleets have exceeded 500,000 miles on original battery).

  66. Khoa Tran

    Khoa Tran

    Acum 21 oră

    The Chevy Volt hasn't been in production since 2019 and wasn't a pure EV, it was a hybrid. Do you mean the BOLT?

  67. Jason Humbert

    Jason Humbert

    Acum 22 ore

    I will happily keep my V8 for quite awhile. I try not to buy first gen anything and thats what i see this electric vehicle thing at the moment. As an Aussie there is a lot that needs to happen before I conrtemplate buying a Hybrid, let alone full electric.

  68. Rushi

    Rushi

    Acum 22 ore

    Did he just say that ac was not invented by Nichola Tesla 🙄

  69. xr6lad

    xr6lad

    Acum 22 ore

    Sorry disagree. Totally disagree. Electric vehicles WILL NOT take off until you can totally charge in the same time as a petrol/gas car. End of story. As population increases, most parts of the world DONT have driveway’s where they can charge over night. Apartments, small homes, European cities with on street parking. And until people like you wake up, it’s not going to happen. Nor will it happen in countries like Australia or Africa where driving 400+ klms in a day is nothing out of the ordinary.

  70. TheKingmaji1

    TheKingmaji1

    Acum 22 ore

    Overall, this was a great evaluation of the market EV challenges. However, I do believe you miss some of the other issues that surrounds this entire segment. That being the shift in public demand for SUV and trucks. This is a major influencer on the US market. Plus the usage of trucks as a tow vehicle or as a work vehicle in the field only exacerbates the current problems that impact the public demand for EV products. The ability to charge faster is a major part of the problem. While the practical storage in these vehicles is not able to keep these major segments from even considering a transition. It would be more practical to allow for the quick change of batteries in a drive-through. That way you could bridge the gap and be able to try and keep pace with conventional vehicles.

  71. fireworks2fireplac3s

    fireworks2fireplac3s

    Acum 23 ore

    Who tf in their right mind tries to drive from Perth to Sydney?! Absolute mad dog

  72. SUPE SUPE

    SUPE SUPE

    Acum 23 ore

    The main issue for us in Australia with EV's is range. We need a vehicle that has minimum range of 800 kilometres without filling up. Some distance requirements need 1000 to 2000 kilometres. And yes if it cant charge quicker than 15 minutes forget it.

  73. Jonathan Tyree

    Jonathan Tyree

    Acum 23 ore

    Until an electric car can fill up faster than I'm in and out of the gas station I'll always pass

  74. Tiny Dog

    Tiny Dog

    Acum 23 ore

    Why can't they put alternaters so we don't need to recharge them makes more sense

  75. Bill Salyer

    Bill Salyer

    Acum 23 ore

    Im a investor. I will give this ideal away. The car pulls in station. Drops used battery and then picks up fully charged battery. Take it. I can solve any problem but I'm am poor. Drives off same time it takes to get gas.

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 21 oră

      Tesla did this over 5 years ago and Nio does it today in China

    • Bill Salyer

      Bill Salyer

      Acum 23 ore

      Im disabled and only get 860$ a month. Sad story.

  76. Hobo Ryan

    Hobo Ryan

    Acum 23 ore

    Oil companies refuse to support EVs, until that is solved, the USA will never fully support them.

  77. MDF 1

    MDF 1

    Acum o Zi

    The biggest problem by far is that you rock up to your nearest fast charger and find out you are third in the queue and everyone needs a 30 min charge. So you drive to the next one and find the chargers blocked for some reason. You eventually find a charger to get onto and ooooops it has been vandalised as it is in a car park with no security. When did you last see a petrol station without an attendant of one kind or another. The charger points are cost prohibitive to install, but EV sales are on the increase.....so forget how long it will take to charge, think more of how long it will take to find a charger not being used to plug into.

  78. Irfan Syah

    Irfan Syah

    Acum o Zi

    Now Hyundai Ioniq 5 can have a range up to 100km by only 5 minutes of charging. The fast charginng technology is also getting better by time.

  79. david rab

    david rab

    Acum o Zi

    The stupendous wind markedly thank because celery arthroscopically trade except a testy mile. hateful, acceptable wasp

  80. twkeyes1

    twkeyes1

    Acum o Zi

    Good video, but I think you missed an obstacle in crossing the tipping point. What happens to the price of electricity if we convert the majority of cars to electric, especially given the lack of competition in getting electricity delivered to the home. I love the idea of low maintenance cars, but would not want to rely on Con Edison to power my vehicle.

  81. TotallyNotAnEel _

    TotallyNotAnEel _

    Acum o Zi

    Still rather buy a newer used Internal combustion than an New EV

  82. dsm reloader

    dsm reloader

    Acum o Zi

    Ha HA HA HA HA!! And you want to add trucks??? Lets see, I could drive my semi for 30 miles then charge for an hour or two then do it all over again.. Yep, right around the corner..

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 21 oră

      The charge rate is limited in terms of battery %, not absolute energy. So a semi would charge just as fast.

  83. HarshColby

    HarshColby

    Acum o Zi

    @10:25: Tesla raised $5B without a hiccough in the stock price. What makes you think they won't install charging stations as fast as needed? Why would any Tesla owner bother to stop at a non-tesla station and waste an hour charging? Teslas route through Superchargers as needed. And almost all charging is done at home, so the network is only for long range driving. The tipping point is already here.

  84. moreforme74

    moreforme74

    Acum o Zi

    Charging stations isn't the problem. This video is a waste of time. No one wants to sit around for more than 5 minutes at the pump.

  85. moreforme74

    moreforme74

    Acum o Zi

    Oh please, let me know when I can drive from Boston to Atlanta with my subwoofers bumping in only 16 hours. I'm not sitting around in the wrong neighborhood for 30 minutes.

  86. Eric R

    Eric R

    Acum o Zi

    There is no need for the average American to live 4 minutes away from a super charging station. That’s overkill. I think 15 minutes is the magic number.

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 21 oră

      Exactly. Home charging means access doesn’t need to be that good

  87. Eric R

    Eric R

    Acum o Zi

    Your range for the Tesla Model 3 is way low. My 2019 Tesla Model 3 fully charged has a range of 315 miles on a full charge. Of course, range is variable based on your speed. If I drive above 70 mph, my range declines in proportion to how much over 70 mph I’m driving. I have the Model 3 Performance model with Dual motors. The Tesla Model 3 Long-range has a max range of 353 miles and the Standard Range Plus Model 3 has a max range of 263. These max ranges are based on a max speed of around 65 mph. I don’t know the exact numbers, but I would estimate that driving on the highway at 75 mph, takes about 15% to 20% off the max range of Tesla Model 3’s.

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 21 oră

      He’s talking about the SR+

  88. Allen Edgar

    Allen Edgar

    Acum o Zi

    No mention of sourcing the Electricity How much power would be needed once the electric car become the majority vehicle on the road.

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 20 ore

      That’s the easy part. Nuclear.

  89. Mark Bardsley

    Mark Bardsley

    Acum o Zi

    Texas storms

  90. William Mason

    William Mason

    Acum o Zi

    Please read, trust me and research yourself, you’re being conned. This is just a complete fake news on best & viable alternatives to conventional diesel & petrol. Hydrogen powered battery cars with Proton Exchange Membrane cells or equivalent are the way forward with H2 for start you can have the same refuelling times (when existing garages are set-up) using existing infrastructure. The H2 range is more or equivalent to diesel / petrol. Certainly a damn site more than electrical charged battery cells which have a place but not as a viable alternative. Fast charging times are 20mins at best & just think of the millions of extra batteries to dispose of when a Hydrogen powered PEM will last for many years. This is all just Sales & marketing distortions to make you think it is best. How do you think most of the electricity is generated? Plus your reliance the the grid. What if you have a power cut? You go nowhere unless you have your own backup power. Irony abounds! In UK about 40% max is renewables (hydro, solar, wind- when light & when wind blowing) the rest is the normal power stations -gas, nuclear, coal fired. In view of so many coal fired stations being shutdown there are hundreds of sites now with gas and diesel generators being used to stabilise the grid. So just bigger engines with equivalent emissions constraints as we have with new cars. It’s a nonsense just because at point if use it cashes in on the out of sight out if mind mentality.

    • William Mason

      William Mason

      Acum 12 ore

      @Mark Brand I accept & agree that there is a limited place for charging battery systems but not as it’s being spun. With laughable marketing propaganda & contextual snapshots. It will only sell well due to trusting people being misinformed /lead by the nose with the perceived no emissions at point of use (out of sight out of mind mentality which we all are prone to). H2 wins on every level and contextual consideration environmentally & economically with continued power generation within the car itself

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 12 ore

      @William Mason well the mirai is available in California well just have to see how it sells

    • William Mason

      William Mason

      Acum 15 ore

      @Mark Brand Theres no tipping point H2 would wipe the floor against battery powered rechargeable cars with significantly superior benefits on many levels even if batteries are able to improve by 20-30%. Rechargeable batteries have a place but there is still major reliance, more interdependency & environmental impact when compared to refuelling at a gas station with H2. It’s a nonsense but fully understand companies wanting to push their product & marketing narrative and suppress others even though it’s a technically inferior application - nothing like being lead up the garden path

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 20 ore

      Several companies are pursuing h2 and it will have the chance to compete

  91. valkry007

    valkry007

    Acum o Zi

    when it goes 300 miles on a charge and is 100% reliable in minus 40 degrees call me.

    • Solaroid444

      Solaroid444

      Acum 3 ore

      @Mark Brand EVs are trash in cold weather.

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 20 ore

      So... today?

  92. Bruce Baum

    Bruce Baum

    Acum o Zi

    At this point there are no practical SUV’s or EV non commercial/PU to buy although coming soon in the next year but the prices of the Tesla X model is over $120,000 and the Rivian PU is at least $70,000 there are just cars which aren’t affordable for most people. Now if the govy would give me $40,000 of tax free money to buy a EV I’ll be in, thanks Simple Joe you’ll get my future vote if you make everything semi-free, but remember I’m an old white guy just like you.

  93. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes

    Acum o Zi

    The solution is not faster charging. As the battery packs get cheaper, having locations with already charged batteries an having battery changing machines to swap out your empty battery for a freshly charged one will solve these problems. Most warehouses already use this technology for their forklift equipment, changing batteries using high powered magnets with rollers on a forklift to change an empty battery for one already charged. So it is an already proven an used tech for many decades already. Anyone on long trips could 'rent' a battery from a charging station. You can change batteries as fast as filling up a gas tank.

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 20 ore

      Having battery swappers makes no difference in the amount of charging you gave to do. All those packs have to be charged

  94. Corrie May

    Corrie May

    Acum o Zi

    This video basically explains why I’m pro nuclear. I studied geology at UoA, and basically our level of environmental destruction needs to be reformed and not outsourced to child slaves in Africa. If you use advanced batteries for energy store that’s exactly how we could develop this technology by storing excess energy from reactors. Develop advanced modern practically 1:1 fuel to waste reactors if you can afford them; fund and subsidise modular nuclear reactors (buried nuclear reactors that fit on flatbed trucks that cannot melt down as the latent heat of the earth cools the reactors in an energy scenario) for rural and poor areas. Research into cold fusion from thorium and tritium fusion reactors will effectively push humanity into a stage 1 civilisation, allowing us to power everything we need in space with minimal area for the reactors. This energy would also mean electric vehicles would be actually green, at least in terms of air pollution after the grid was nuclear. Unfortunately this position is hindered by old notions funded by the fossil fuel industry; they are the main opposition to nuclear exponentialism, as it is petroleum fuelled backup generators that supply regular, supplement power to green energy stations. People don’t like hearing this; so I encourage you to go and look into this yourselves. Nothing I say would convince you.

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 20 ore

      RE Africa: there are plenty of cobalt free batteries

  95. Jiayi LI

    Jiayi LI

    Acum o Zi

    Curious enough, You didn't want to mention China, where there's 50% of world's EV chargers already installed, and the largest EV market in the world. Must be quite awkward for you to say "China does better than us". So you put EU as example... Yeah after all all China can do is break the world's recycling.

  96. Bullets Are Flying

    Bullets Are Flying

    Acum o Zi

    36k for a eletric car 😂🤦🏾‍♂️

  97. F A

    F A

    Acum o Zi

    Good video on infrastructure points but completely misses an elephant in the room: a replaceable battery! If I buy an EV I want to pull up to an electricity station and just replace an empty battery for a fully charged one, in 5 minutes. That's it. Why can't all the EV producers just agree on a replaceable battery standard(s)? That would allow all the gas stations to convert/run in parallel the replacement service. And they will be charging empty ones too.

    • Mark Brand

      Mark Brand

      Acum 20 ore

      Tesla actually implemented this but the station received little use because charging was pretty quick. Think about it, most of the times you fill up fuel you don’t actually need a full tank at that moment. You just need enough to get home.

  98. Ken in IL

    Ken in IL

    Acum o Zi

    Easy way to propagate charging stations is to make them profitable. If they charge $200 for a half charge ($1/mi), you will see them on every corner and parking lot.

  99. Ken in IL

    Ken in IL

    Acum o Zi

    How about a similar vid on the use of natural gas cars.

  100. Paul Petersen

    Paul Petersen

    Acum o Zi

    Begs the question: how do you charge an EV on a hot summer day when there are brownouts or rolling blackouts, due to high electric usage? The answer is very slowly, or not at all until the grid is upgraded. I'm not holding my breath.

    • Solaroid444

      Solaroid444

      Acum 3 ore

      You can thank solar and wind power for the rolling blackouts.

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