The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

9. 02. 2021
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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
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  • Oh by the way, the electricity used to charge your car is not FREE!

    ed ped pPřed 5 minutami
  • Those batteries degrade with time, and need to be disposed of as toxic waste. That has to be factored in. Just ask any Prius owner who has had to replace the battery. And the battery in a Prius is TINY compared to the battery in a Tesla.

    ed ped pPřed 10 minutami
  • I might consider one for just local distance, but I would rather spend the money on a gas car.

    tommycattaptommycattapPřed 30 minutami
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    evan griffithevan griffithPřed hodinou
  • GARBAGE. NO ONE will be buying these golf carts. Especially as the GRID CRASHES. Libs creates the PROBLEM of MAGA POWER USAGE and now DESTROYS the very heart of the grid. CLEAN COAL POWER. Whatta bunch of idiots . OH WHAT THERE IS A SOLUTION. DIESEL POWERED GENERATORS AT TESLA CHARGING STATIONS. GENIUS!!!!!

    fladave99 Millsfladave99 MillsPřed 2 hodinami
  • can't provide the electric power we need to run our lives much less our transportation...that is the dilemma

    Jim KJim KPřed 2 hodinami
  • @Wendover Productions... Fix the mistakes you've knowingly acknowledged in the comments section and re-upload the video. Why would you leave inaccurate info up for people to consume? Don't tarnish your brand by perpetuating bad info.

    Gene CottonGene CottonPřed 3 hodinami
  • For $80 I can drive 1100km and take only 2 short breaks to fuel up, for an overall trip time of about 10hrs. With an EV that would become 20-25hrs, making a day trip into a literal DAY trip.

    Kevin MacLeodKevin MacLeodPřed 3 hodinami
  • Magic number that has no basis in the reality of what anyone needs. Both for range and for recharge time. Because MOST people aren't driving 291 miles in a week and with an electric car, it's full to 85% every morning ready for your morning commute and is you set if up right, warmed up inside or cooled down depending on your settings.

    scottwascottwaPřed 3 hodinami
    • "not as convienent as DRIVING to a gas station and filling up the gas tank. blah blah blah..." So waking up to a full tank every morning isn't as convienent as driving somewhere to fuel up... Umm... I call BS. Tesla has over 20,000 superchargers. No one else has that number and a lot of the competition chargers don't work when you need them. Only time on the road charging becomes an issue is during Looong distant drives... where you can charge up during a bathroom/meal break or overnight as usual.

      scottwascottwaPřed 3 hodinami
  • Lol when you need to pay 5000$+ for replacing battery after 7 years

    Airborne ZAirborne ZPřed 3 hodinami
  • One thing about it, if you plug up your car at night or whenever, you are still paying for it in your electric bill.

    William GilchristWilliam GilchristPřed 3 hodinami
  • The main issue is that EVs are still too expensive. While I appreciate the sentiment and agree that charging infrastructure is a big deal (especially in the US), this isn't #1. 36k isn't mass market. In fact it's just shy of the luxury segment entry point. Most people can't afford 36k. The most popular cars by volume start at 20-25k new, while 2 to 3 used cars are sold for every new car sale. Meaning the amount most people can spend on a car isn't anywhere close to 36k. On top of that, there just aren't enough EVs being manufactured to count as mass adoption.

    Alex HarveyAlex HarveyPřed 3 hodinami
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    Nicky JingNicky JingPřed 4 hodinami
    • The best thing that should be on every wise individual's list is Investing into different streams of income that don't depend on the government to bring in money especially now the pandemic is hitting the economy pretty hard

      Mark JingMark JingPřed 3 hodinami
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      Nicky JohnNicky JohnPřed 3 hodinami
  • You are ignoring the biggest EV problem: battery lifetime is too short and the ability to hold a charge diminishes as the battery ages.

    Freedom ForeverFreedom ForeverPřed 4 hodinami
  • I understand why everyone wants to control EV's, it has less wear-n-tear parts, meaning there will be less maintenance, so the whole manufacturing & service industry will shrink & have to change to a new business. Comfort zone is the issue, not the technology.

    Ashok RevannaAshok RevannaPřed 5 hodinami
  • There are so many errors in this video I don't know where to begin. At least 20 major factual errors and 50+ minor misstatements. Also you can tell this was written by someone who doesn't drive an EV because the entire premise of the video is wrong and everyone who buys an EV understands within a week that what the consumer thinks they need before an EV could suit them is not at all in touch with reality.

    Mike DMike DPřed 5 hodinami
  • Thank You for giving me every reason to never buy a electric vehicle.

    NtDs90NtDs90Před 5 hodinami
  • With the current governments focus on EVs and the new WAVE wireless charging technology, I see this as a short term problem that will be resolved one way or another regardless. ⚡️🔋

    M. PerezM. PerezPřed 6 hodinami
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    Luciah shawnuLuciah shawnuPřed 6 hodinami
  • Fun fact: Electric cars are more damaging to the environment than gas powered. Look at what goes into the batteries and the fact that the electric grid which uses COAL to charge. See: Planet of the Humans on Michael Moore's channel.

    L BiL BiPřed 6 hodinami
  • 14:47 you would instead take the 40 to the 25 and you would not run out of charging range. Long road trips just take more planning with EVs.

    DwayneDwaynePřed 7 hodinami
  • Tl;dr. Europe is better than the US in scaling out EV tech..

    Dev dealDev dealPřed 7 hodinami
  • My 2019 Nissan Leaf from early 2020 has a range of 235. Not sure where numbers @1:54 come from

    DwayneDwaynePřed 7 hodinami
  • What do we do with the battery when it is dead? What when millions of tons of batteries die every year

    Dominique CharriereDominique CharrierePřed 7 hodinami
  • The batteries should be swapped out at a "gas" station... Eventually swapping batteries rather than recharging will be the way it's done... You'll pay only for the juice and the "rental" of the battery... but you'll never own the battery... just rent them and swap them out when needed. It will be faster than refilling a car with gasoline. Oh... and gas engines waste 75% of your gas in HEAT. They are only 25% efficient! Electric motors are more than 95% efficient. Electric is soooo much better, and your car will last for 500,000 miles...

    Darryl EdingtonDarryl EdingtonPřed 8 hodinami
  • He forgot to say that they are not green.

    Kevin TunnicliffKevin TunnicliffPřed 9 hodinami
  • The USA is screwed up with electric charging because the idiot Democrats are running things....they are morons. There should be ONE type plug so ALL charging stations are accessible to all EV's.

    glen paulglen paulPřed 9 hodinami
  • i hate EV due to the high price, plus i LOVE the smell of burned fossil fuel

    chadpar 99chadpar 99Před 9 hodinami
  • No Charging can by faster than filling Gasoline! I Charge in my home, and I Charge at work. This counts for 90% of my anual charging, and not driving/stoping at the Gasstations, and saves me 4hour every year. When I on holiday go on a long trip, I need this 40minuts break after driving for 3hour.

    Terje SorhaugTerje SorhaugPřed 9 hodinami
  • *laughs in norwegian*. * own model 3 * most fast chargers per capita by FAR * can use all types of fast chargers

    sliddjursliddjurPřed 9 hodinami
  • The big problem is that if the generation of electrical energy is obtained with 70% fossil fuels. If your country has similar values, your electric car is 30% electric

    Carlos LeiroCarlos LeiroPřed 9 hodinami
  • Nio in China solved the charging speed problem by offerin battery swapping. It takes like 5 minutes to swap the battery and drive away.

    KAMiKAZOWKAMiKAZOWPřed 10 hodinami
  • For the vast majority of drivers the majority of their driving is city driving. Long distance highway travel occurs only 2-3 times a year. The incredibly simple solution to the problem that this video correctly identifies is to give up on the idea of relying on EVs for long distance travel. Focus instead on building really good PHEVs with decent electric range of 50-75 miles. This allows us to cut our reliance on gasoline by 75% instead of 100%, but we could do it very quickly because it does not require the installation of a huge and expensive infrastructure of Fast DC chargers on the nation's highways and the development of faster charging technology. Focus instead on proving a network of very affordable level 2 chargers in cities that serves not only single family dwellings but apartments and condos as well.

    Tom HuffmanTom HuffmanPřed 10 hodinami
  • Oooh, you're gonna get some hate for pronouncing salina like selena. It's suh-LYE-nuh.

    Ian PerryIan PerryPřed 10 hodinami
  • Sloppy incorrect information with a clear bias. Can't even get the names of cars proper. Nice graphics though.

    Steven BowenSteven BowenPřed 10 hodinami
  • We still have a problem though. Where and how is all this electricity made. If electric cars are going to be mass produced, every country will basically have to tripple or quadruple their electricity output, if not much more. This then means more coal has to be mined for power stations. Realistically, wind and solar will never be able to maintain it as at there is not enough space on earth to fill it with wind turbines or solar panels to power everything on earth. Fosil fuels are here to stay. We just have to consume less. Green energy is a myth as they cannot operate without fossil fuels. Who wants to get rid of the V6 or V8 motors in any event. Not me.

    Anthony CarstenAnthony CarstenPřed 11 hodinami
  • in the uk so much tax raised on petrol(gas), why would government invest to deprive them of revenue

    Eddy CurrantEddy CurrantPřed 11 hodinami
  • I think that Solid State battery technology will eventually tip the scales. That said, I also think that eventually one type of plug and charging system will need to be adopted across the board, and become the universal standard. Right now we're in a situation similar to when VHS and Beta-Max were battling it out back in the late 70's and early 80's. Eventually VHS won out, and that format ruled the roost until the advent of the DVD player.

    Mark VillanoMark VillanoPřed 12 hodinami
  • ever heard of NIO's battery swapping technology?

    Yakun WangYakun WangPřed 13 hodinami
  • The main roadblock to adoption isn't charging, it's consumer knowledge/education. EVs aren't 'fueled' like combustion engines. Most (though admittedly not all) people have space at home for off-street parking and thus a home charger. People won't need to fuel up within 4 mins of home, because they'll need to fill up at such an establishment far less often, and only on long distance drives, where the lower density of charging opportunities won't be a problem.

    Paul HollingdrakePaul HollingdrakePřed 14 hodinami
  • non tesla ev car companies need to come together and install supercharging networks like tesla.

    Michael SchneiderMichael SchneiderPřed 14 hodinami
  • dont drive to empty, to maybe 20%.

    Michael SchneiderMichael SchneiderPřed 14 hodinami
  • volt or bolt?

    Michael SchneiderMichael SchneiderPřed 14 hodinami
  • So how many Green Power Plants have been Built and will Be Need for all these new EV's

    philip birdphilip birdPřed 15 hodinami
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    Scott LepakScott LepakPřed 16 hodinami
  • Queues are not a concept on charging stations. :o No matter what you do you will reach the station and magically it will always be available! 30m wait it is stil alot, make it 2m and it might interesting.

    Luis MesquitaLuis MesquitaPřed 16 hodinami
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    Aaron LoiitgAaron LoiitgPřed 18 hodinami
  • 0:20 EVs are not disruptive to the car industry, but to oil and gas.

    Cyber SlimCyber SlimPřed 18 hodinami
  • Your ideal car will only com into existence about the time fusion becomes available, that will be in about 10 years. It will always be in about 10 yrs.

    James YanchekJames YanchekPřed 18 hodinami
  • It’s a far bigger problem that if everyone switched to EV-the grid would not be able to cope with peak charging periods except with fossil fuel power stations coming on-line for the peak periods. That’s if the main purpose of EVs is to reduce fossil fuel usage.

    Piggy KasparovPiggy KasparovPřed 19 hodinami
  • A tie in with Starbucks and a charging station would help the adoption of current charging stations. If you have to wait you may as well get a cup of coffee or a bite to eat.

    Reynaldo Luna Jr.Reynaldo Luna Jr.Před 20 hodinami
  • ALTERNATIVE: you don't own the battery, any more than you own a gas bottle. You "just" swap your battery out for a fully charged one. The process would be automated, robotic, at service stations. You could "fill up" in minutes.

    w0mblesw0mblesPřed 20 hodinami
  • For half a century people got used to and refine travelling on the internal combustion engines. Then a new kid on the block comes in and want to swipe away almost 100 years of convenience by selling so much inconveniences and they think this is a great idea of inventing a new set of 4 wheels but playing the same game of setting up a same infrastructure that needs another a hundred years to catch up.

    Three60fiveThree60fivePřed 21 hodinou
  • It’s not just the charging problems. The problem are generating the power, distributing that power. Lithium battery production creates a lot of environmental damage, your just exporting pollution to countries who cannot afford to deal with it. Metal air batteries eg aluminium or zinc air. They don’t require charging they give typical EVs 3x rang of current battery technology. The batteries have to be periodically filled with water periodically. Do a CSworld search for zinc or aluminium battery. Cars are in production using this type of batteries but only in India.

    Robert Johnson-TaylorRobert Johnson-TaylorPřed 21 hodinou
  • The other variable which wasn't discussed is the faster you cook your battery to capacity the shorter your batterie(s) life will be and also the faster they are going to drain. Thus calculating the range of your car, over time, will exist on more of a sliding scale. Not to mention the enormous amount of waste that will incur through battery disposal . Green new deal ? Really? At least fossil fuel and crude oil comes out of the ground and into the air where it can dissipate. EV technology comes from some idiots brain and ends up in the ground. Yeah, that's better.

    Jason CoanJason CoanPřed 21 hodinou
  • If Evs could at all possible be a manual and someone incorporated that then I would be sold. I love the manual aspect of vehicles and am sad to see it going, but these motors do require the computer and everything so they have to be an automatic. But if there was anyway possible to make an electric car have a manual aspect or something similar to it then I would buy one immediately Idc if its a "simlation" type thing.

    PossessedGamerPossessedGamerPřed 21 hodinou
  • My advice : BUY A #TESLA :p @Wendover Productions :P

    cherub cortiguerracherub cortiguerraPřed 21 hodinou
    • oh, i see, you did bought a #Tesla :P cheers

      cherub cortiguerracherub cortiguerraPřed 21 hodinou
  • chevy volt is a plug in hybrid. 50 mile ev range with gas extender.

    Carlo de GuzmanCarlo de GuzmanPřed 22 hodinami
  • If federal government is expected to build super chargers, will they be expected to build petrol stations? As I understand it gas stations are generally privately owned.

    SamSamPřed 22 hodinami
  • And where is ALL this electricity coming from...coal fired electric plants.

    RealistRealistPřed 22 hodinami
    • EXACTLY!!!! It's smoke and mirrors. Buy an electric car! Save the freakin' planet! Oh wait, these damn things gotta be charged up. Plug me in, Ma, the battery is about dead. Hey! Why do the lights in the house keep going dim? It's just Ralph charging his Chevy Bolt. Honest to goodness. Why can't these knuckleheads not see that they're chasing rainbows? Show me how I can get a load of firewood/pavers/lumber or what ever to my home or a job site in a Chevy Bolt and I'll shut up. Ain't gonna happen. What about funds to build and maintain roads? That money is currently collected as a result of taxes on gasoline and diesel. Do we institute a road tax disc like the British? Why not put that braintrust at NASA to work developing an internal combustion engine that is just as powerful as what we currently have, but is cleaner burning and will return 150 mpg, AND one that the average working stiff can afford without selling a kidney? If they can put a probe on Mars (a complete waste of time and a criminal waste of taxpayer money, IMHO) anything else should be a cakewalk. Until we develop a power station that runs on unicorn manure, I'm afraid we're stuck with what we have. Why not tweak and improve it instead of wasting time and money on something that'a a non starter right out of the gate? Don't tell me it can't be done. This is America, son. We don't take "no" for an answer.

      Jon PattersonJon PattersonPřed 16 hodinami
  • I've lost a lot of respect for this channel after seeing the blatant misinformation spread in this video particular about Chevy cars. Are you seriously not going to take this video down and release an edited version?

    /u/ Unidan/u/ UnidanPřed 23 hodinami
  • Sound like those people who want to be eco-friendly have to make algae into fuel which wouldn’t be a bad thing we can make it into a food and make it into medicine also would help to make more jobs opportunities in the United States

    Dark LonestarDark LonestarPřed 23 hodinami
  • 5 minutes should be the magic number.

    Radium KingRadium KingPřed 23 hodinami
    • The total amount of time that you have to wait over the years is worth considering. If you go to the gas station 60 times in a year, but only 2 of those are on road trips then an EV would only spend 60 minutes at a fast charger in a year. The rest of the year you are charging at home - where you don't wait, you just go inside. Of course, driving needs vary widely, so an EV wouldn't currently work for everyone.

      Jason DragonJason DragonPřed 2 hodinami
  • I generally love your videos, but very disappointed that you are confusing between Bolt and volts, and new nissan leafs have 200mile + range.

    vineet agarwalvineet agarwalPřed dnem
  • hope you do not have to many brown outs with the electric cars. wind and solar are not going to hit the mark. better get working on the billions and billions of dollars for new dams. just another dumb idea on green bs. the charge stations are your smallest problem the electricity is a big one .

    monica duboismonica duboisPřed dnem
  • Thanks for posting, but your information is incorrect. You keep referring the Chevy 'Volt'. It's not an EV. It's a PHEV. It burns gas. And it's discontinued. I think you meant to say Chevy Bolt EV, which is a great EV. I have a Model 3, it has a 55kWh battery. I level 2 charge at home, charging is not an issue. I usually charge once a week. Long distance trips however, you need to rely on the Supercharger network, 150kW chargers, charging the car to 80% in less then 30 minutes. Again, charging not really an issue as long as you have Superchargers along your route. IMHO, I wouldn't buy a new ICE vehicle today. It would be like buying a Beta VCR tape player.... kinda short sighted, you're buying a legacy product. But I think there is good value in buying used ICE vehicles , sure they still burn carbon, but they would do the job, as long as the cost was low. Otherwise, maybe lease an ICE, if you have to, so you can give it back when you don't need it anymore. 👌

    Chris FarrerChris FarrerPřed dnem
  • hahahaha another paid endorsement .

    erwin floreserwin floresPřed dnem
  • I Trust the gov dream of EVs as I did on their diesel wet dream

    Not A Piegon PeckerNot A Piegon PeckerPřed dnem
  • The EV battery cost a fortune.

    Chiang Cheng KooiChiang Cheng KooiPřed dnem
  • I waited though the entire video for you to tell the truth about why so many Americans wont make the jump to electric vehicles and you didn't. One of the biggest reasons many Americans wont make the jump is because the cars are the embodiment of big brother. All Tesla cars are connected to the Tesla super computer and when it crashes all Tesla's stop. All Tesla's are monitored in real time meaning at any given time your location and travel plans are monitored. Your car can be controlled, every movement logged, and since its not your cell phone you cant even decide to leave it at home. There is no real need to attach the operation of electric vehicles back to the manufacturer so this monitoring must be the point.

    Cody ShealyCody ShealyPřed dnem
  • Okay, hearing you constantly use the word "inverter" for a AC-to-DC converter is really getting on my nerves.

    Murilo VidalMurilo VidalPřed dnem
    • @Dale Gilbert I agree completely!

      Murilo VidalMurilo VidalPřed 2 hodinami
    • Hearing you say AC to DC converter instead of Rectifier is killing me bro! A rectifier is an electrical device that converts alternating current (AC), which periodically reverses direction, to direct current (DC), which flows in only one direction. The reverse operation is performed by the inverter. The process is known as rectification, since it "straightens" the direction of current. Pretty trivial really don't you think?

      Dale GilbertDale GilbertPřed 18 hodinami
  • Did you all mean chevy bolt? You kept saying volt. You know that car runs on gas right. Sure the volt has a battery for some electric driving but not much. How can you make a whole video and say the wrong car name?

    Michael FullerMichael FullerPřed dnem
  • ..and we'll need more coal generators overpriced by corrupt gov and more kids mining lithium in africa than ever And when he says "incentives" it's means "taxpayer money". It's not hard to figure out.. more EV's = more taxes and inflation on electricity for everybody

    J. WagnerJ. WagnerPřed dnem
  • And what about heating and air conditioning when needed! Both suck batteries down bad!

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  • What an irony. If Edison had won against TESLA in DC currents , electric vehicles would be cheaper and better .

    Guillermo VargasGuillermo VargasPřed dnem
  • at 7:02, what do you want an inverter for? you don't say. An inverter takes DC and makes ac. Do you consider charging off batteries rather than the grid?

    Will GeorgeWill GeorgePřed dnem
  • Remember when there was an organization called ANSI that actually solved problems such as this by acting as an independent arbiter between competitive designs?

    GregariousGregariousPřed dnem
  • 30 minutes still sucks to charge it. I can fill gas in minutes.

    hunterraouldukehunterraouldukePřed dnem
  • I am in the UK and infrastructure isn't there yet like you said. But there are plans for it. Chris Harris made a video with a guy from the national grid and explained it quite well. TLDW, national grid are going start adding the power lines so startups can cheaply make charging points where ever. Harry garage made another video where he talks about having a non-testa EV isn't useable with current infastructure and got a hybrid. (heavy paraphrasing his video). Think this is the first video on PHEV BMW he got on long term loan from BMW would recommend watching both of them if you are in the uk

    SKAntoniouSKAntoniouPřed dnem
  • Id want my car to refill in less than 2 minutes. Oh wait, i can.

    Ziggyzaggy 300Ziggyzaggy 300Před dnem
    • until it exists or you can afford it, then you will just charge it.. every new thing was silly and foolish in the beginning, even the gas cars were. there will be that tipping point when electric is the smart way ahead.

      Ashok RevannaAshok RevannaPřed 5 hodinami
  • Until electric can beat gas on efficiency, cost and refuel in around the same amount of won't happen. The mass market will not make any significant changes. People do what is the easiest/cheapest route. You don't have to force what works the best. If it works better the free market economy will move on it's own. Nobody had to be forced to buy a car over a horse, cars were better option for the every day consumer. Electric will not replace gas until a better battery is invented, storage will always be the enemy of electrical power. When enough people switch to electric, people will be stuck at charging stations for hours as people line up to charge their vehicles, the people at the front take a full hr to charge.... 🤣

    P HP HPřed dnem
  • Using super charger on a regular basis will destroy your EV battery prematurely with present battery technology.

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  • Great Video. It’s pronounced Sa - Line - A , Kansas. Long I in Salina

    Miramar GustofsonMiramar GustofsonPřed dnem
  • That low key burn how he basically says the us Government is shit. So true

    Cordel WiebergCordel WiebergPřed dnem
  • Fact IS that today's electric power grid couldn't possibly provide enough current to power even 7% of battery powered cars , any more would black out the power grid . Battery powered vehicles don't have the torque or tractability of internal combustion powered vehicles .

    wrangler548wrangler548Před dnem
  • When they can haul a bass boat 450 miles, top the tank off in 5-10 minutes, they'll be viable. Until then, EV's are just a toy for city folk.

    mizzouxcmizzouxcPřed dnem
  • wouldnt adding a second charge port on the car help with charging so say 2 250kwh chargers charging the car do it

    Ryan ChappRyan ChappPřed dnem
  • Cow dung has a 17X higher energy density than lithium ion batteries. To put it in perspective, a 50kWh battery is the equivalent to1.39 gallons of gas. A great feat of efficiency, but terrible energy density. You need a REALLY large cable to carry this much current!

    mizzouxcmizzouxcPřed dnem
  • Ya, whew who wants to save $ 30 bucks in 1/2 hour at SuperCharger. Brake pads that last 220 miles. Then charging in garage ...omg overnights charge $ 4.50 roughly for me for 300 miles. You ? Do the math dudes if you CAN. I KNOW rugged,eh ?

    Serf AllySerf AllyPřed dnem
  • People forget it took almost 50 plus years for the gas engine to fully catch on and an additional 20 to take off. So we’re looking at based on the popularity of gas Probably another 50 years to meet or surpass the gas engine Plus the electric car has to become more reliable Drive farther Charge faster And all chargers have to All work together/no guessing if my car will or won’t work on any given Charging station

  • The irony here is that Tesla invited all car manufactors to join the SuperCharger network, but they wouldn’t do that to hinder Tesla to succeed. Tesla is now provining they will make it without a common collaboration on fast DC chargers. Car manufactorer countries such as Germany and France even changed the common EU standard to create even bigger strain on Tesla. So reality is that we have the poor charging network we deserve. If it was not for Tesla going forward and proove they will wipe out all competition alone, other manufactorer wouln’t produce electric cars at all if they could choose that. They was even fooling everybody with this hydrogen bluff for the longest time to make as much uncertainty about battery electric car as possible. VW dieselgate, criminal Audi directors and all other manufactorer actually doing the same crimes, I think they deserve to be punished hard in the merketplace by Tesla.

    Kenneth ArntsenKenneth ArntsenPřed dnem
  • I don't care if a car costs $36,000, $25,000, or even $11,000 I'm not getting car with a range less than 320 miles because public transportation sucks in US so I need a large range.

    Alex ZetsuAlex ZetsuPřed dnem
  • One obvious solution that wasn’t mentioned in the video is that an alternative way to charge the electric vehicle is the way that is done in China by simply replacing the discharged battery with a fully charged one. In that system, you would take your ev to an ev charging station where they would replace your depleted battery for one that is already charged. The changing of electric batteries shouldn’t take longer than you would in filling up your gas tank with a conventional internal combustion engine. Then the ev charging stations would fully charge all the depleted batteries that were exchanged for the ones that were already charged.

    Henry EspinosaHenry EspinosaPřed dnem
  • This video fails on a most important point: the EVs DON’T reduce pollution. The production of such batteries are producing pollution in places other than where they are intended to be used.

    Reality CheckReality CheckPřed dnem
    • So you are claiming that because battery production does cause pollution it will never offset the gasoline car not even with full sollar/wind production of the energy for the production of the battery and the charging. How are you going to reduse the pollution of the gasoline car? To offset the refining transpotation and pumping of the oil? Not to forget the added health care costs because of the pollution of burning gasoline near human beings.

      RemcoRemcoPřed 5 hodinami
    • Not in my neighborhood, but it’s OK in yours.

      Chris RobalinoChris RobalinoPřed dnem
  • What if everyone had a EV and plugges in at the same time?

    George CowieGeorge CowiePřed dnem
  • Thanks for a great "glass is half empty" video. You make a lot of good points, but every technology change is accompanied with inconvenience. As an EV owner (Chevy Bolt), I have found that the challenges you mention are all surmountable with a little bit of planning and forethought. Sure, I'd love to have more range, but, personally, I don't mind stopping for a 1 to 1-2/2 hr charge every 200 miles or so. I take a walk, and get a meal. I realize that not everyone can do this, but I love it! You make a few points that really don't hold water with me: First, and most obvious, you refer to a "Volt" in several places; that's the older Chevy PHEV, the Bolt is the pure EV. You also claim that the "Volt" (actually Bolt), does not have fast charge capacity, but my 2017 absolutely does, and I use it on all long trips (some early models didn't, but they all do now). You talk about DC fast charger stations being expensive, costing between $250-350K, but how does that compare to the many millions of dollars, increased footprint, and environmental damage caused by building a gas station?! You claim that Tesla would need to build 31K fast charging stations to meet demand, but ignore the fact that there are several other fast charging companies installing tens of thousands of new stations per year at this point. Checkpoint, EV-Go, Electrify America, etc. are all installing, and Teslas can use them as well (with some exceptions). Finally, range anxiety will start to fall by the wayside in about a year or two, as new EV's approach 500 mile range and faster charging times ... and those will only increase with each passing year. So ... yes, there are challenges, but the advantages of EVs are already so great that I will never again consider buying an ICE based car, and that seems to be the conclusion of anyone who's ever driven one. Though I appreciate your concerns, I see the glass as 3/4 full, rather than half empty.

    daviddavidPřed dnem
  • Stop making electric stations & electric cars....It’s not cost effective without government subsidy & our government is loosing control to govern being they are spending excessively & destroying our economy.

    Roman GalasRoman GalasPřed dnem