The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

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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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Buddy Reynolds
Buddy Reynolds Prieš 28 sekundžių
Our Tesla model 3 has 310 miles of range. Why was this not mentioned at all. In fact the ling range model 3 has been around since 2017. Just wanted to point out your selective bias.
Rick Kay
Rick Kay Prieš 2 val
A better route planner says every tesla will make that Dallas to Denver trip 🤔
Rick Kay
Rick Kay Prieš 2 val
if people tried evs they'd realize that the beauty of home charging is the golden scenario. People live 20 feet from their chargers and work that far away in some cases. THERE IS NO CHICKEN AND EGG PROBLEM. Tesla builds supercharger systems by looking forward and projecting usage. Thankfully Chademo is dying out since its the garbage standard the trash throws out. Teslas charge interface really is the most compact and best looking standard.
Xen Xander
Xen Xander Prieš 3 val
Greed, with proprietary systems will always stymie the growth of this. Also the electric grid itself will be taxed a lot with more on the road and that burns fossil fuels as well. These cars aren't 'green'. They could use some solar power roof/door installations that could help passive charge the vehicle, adding to the range before a full charge is needed.
tio4561 Prieš 8 val
Since we had gas shortages and Biden is pushing for charging station nation wide over 500k will def be here much sooner than we think also a lot of companies like Mercedes are making all electric next year also the battery life is getting better
Jeffrey Baker
Jeffrey Baker Prieš 10 val
Tldr: our biggest weakness in the "United" States is our failure to live up to our name
JohnF76 Prieš 10 val
The best solution is going to plug in hybrids, similar to the Chevy Volt or Honda's Clarity. If you can bump the EV range to 80 miles, that will take care of most short commutes, and having a backup fuel source (E85 and Petrol) allow you better range. Even better, you can use the liquid fuel to recharge the battery while the car runs. You wouldn't need to spend the vast sums necessary to cover the 4 million miles of road in the US with Fast Chargers or worry about wait times. Ideally, you could encourage Gas Station owners to setup more charging stations while they still sell E85 or Petrol.
JEST3R Prieš 10 val
EV"s are also horrible for the environment. Which is good. Fuck the planet.
Norm475 Prieš 11 val
I would never own an EV, as a second car in the city they make sense. If I had a garage and I could get an EV for under 20K with a 100-mile range I would go for it. But, I would still want a conventional car for the longer trips.
Donald Parish
Donald Parish Prieš 12 val
I agree instead of giving $7500 to Rich Tesla owners we should be building $7500 worth of DC fast chargers for every one per car sold.
twisted whiskers
twisted whiskers Prieš 12 val
ccs adapter is comming soon
Patrick Taylor
Patrick Taylor Prieš 18 val
I can't get past the time it takes to charge. So the expectation is that people need to add X many hours to a trip to allow for charging time. At best a half hour at worst an hour to 10 hours if you have to go from 0 to full. What am I supposed to do with that time? Doesn't even get into what if someone inadvertently winds up in a place where they can not make it to a charging station. Now I have to call my boss and tell him i will hours late because I am waiting on a mobile charging station. And I could go on. Personally this is a technology you will have to drag me kicking and screaming into.
Jacob Carlson
Jacob Carlson Prieš 18 val
@Wendover Productions: Just a heads up on a technical error that you started consistently making around the 5:52 mark. When you meant to say "converter", in reference to the AC to DC converter used in an EV's charger, you ended up repeatedly calling it an "inverter" which is the polar opposite of what you were meaning. Also, in the graphic for the chargers in Salina KS, you messed up by using the icon for CCS Type 2; that's the version that's used in the European region, the US uses CCS Type 1.
Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson Prieš 18 val
Perhaps we shouldn't have a "mass market" for cars, since this was a strange byproduct of fossil fuel production. In other words, let's make it easy for people to live within walking distance of stuff and connect population centers with electric trains.
Kamen Rider Geiz
Kamen Rider Geiz Prieš dieną
You say they are ready for it in Europe… maybe in France, but not here in the UK. We have significant more traffic and not near enough charging stations. I know of only ONE supermarket near me that has 2 charging stations… that’s already a problem. Then you have the issues with people who don’t have drive-ways and have to park their cars on the road. Where will the charging stations be for them?? And look… 30 minutes is TOO LONG!!! I need to have the car ready in a few minutes. Do you think busy commuters have the time to wait for half an hour?? I need the car charged in like 3-5 minutes. EV will be the end of the world
Kamen Rider Geiz
Kamen Rider Geiz Prieš dieną
The problem is… you cannot beat the speed it takes to fill a petroleum car. If you cannot charge a car in 3-5 minutes, you will only cause stupid amounts of road rage and frustration. You will find many many more cars flat out on the road because they ran out of charge and couldn’t charge up and then you have to consider the stupid amount of electricity you would need to produce. Even with solar, wind, tidal, and conventional fossil fuels: you still wouldn’t have enough to cover everyone.
Авторазборка Литва
Авторазборка Литва Prieš dieną
I am looking for a small business partner (selling used Tesla parts). I have a car dismantling business (small scale, 200 square meters warehouse for distmantling cars) in Lithuania, selling used car parts for lithuanian, ukrainian, belorussian and russian customers for allmoust 8 years. Now its time to jump into EV's. I have some experience selling used Tesla model S parts, but this experience is quite limited. I live in Lithuania, 43 y.o. My english is not perfect, but quite good. My russian is very good to deal with russian, ukrainian customers. About 30% of my customers are from Ukraine. Most of the cars for dismantling I buy on auctions in the UK (United Kingdom) or Finland. Mostly Copart or Willsons.
pokeman260 Prieš dieną
Lol I drive an electric car everyday. It’s so interesting whenever people bring up this conversation, and I hope someday everyone can experience how cool driving a EV is :)
TheNinjaDC Prieš dieną
“Magic number is $36,000” Who the f$#k are they polling, just boomers?! As an average, lower middle class millennial you need to get that down to 20k. I would even put up with a 150 mile range, and slow charging if you could get a reliable EV down to Hyundai prices.
Wilson Samiano
Wilson Samiano Prieš dieną
Your numbers are flawed. Most EV owners charges at home and not in charging stations. Most would only use the chargers when driving long distance. My Volt is sufficient as my normal daily drive is only 12 miles. Do you drive hundreds of miles a day on your Tesla?
Francois Pellerin
Francois Pellerin Prieš dieną
How many times a year does the average american drive more then 200 miles in a single ride ? Also, nobody seems to realize that you can charge your car at home, no need for a charging station. My chargeable Hybrid has 29 km of full electric autonomy which means I can drive back and forth to work twice before I need to charge it.
lawrence McCoy
lawrence McCoy Prieš dieną
The music manufactures got together at a namm show to agree ona a standard MIDI plug. The auto makers need to do the same
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson Prieš 2 dienas
So we have an enormous encouragement for family living. Each family has an EV car for daily commuting and an ICE car for longer weekend and cross-country trips
ZhuoHao Sum
ZhuoHao Sum Prieš 2 dienas
Why does the video use the term "inverter". why not rectifier since we are talking about AC to DC?
Samuel Lacks
Samuel Lacks Prieš 2 dienas
Who isn t all for green energy. No carbon emissions doing what all we ve been told. Here s where I get a little confused. After seeing the reations of some , not all drivers trying get what little fuel was available after the pipeline shut down lets all envision this picture if every vehicle on the road didn t need petroleum fuel but electrical recharging. Lets say each vehicle has a minimum of 15 mins and max of 30 which averages out to oh ..... 22 mins at each charging outlet. The same stop for gas certainly varies but is much quicker. Even on good days waits to get plugged up will be inevitable and what happens when the only plug available isn t compatible with next vehicle in the increasing long and getting longer lines. Let s not even think about power blackouts from weather, accidents cyberattacks ect. Then where is this power that will be added to the KW s we already use supposedly be generated and from what source wind?, solar? , nuclear? I m sure there s an obvious and logical answer but I just don t know it. Here s hoping someone has a plan and all goes well. This world might be depending on it. But if you wait in line and the last drops gone or the plug won t fit. Grin and bear it. 😊
Pulsating Sausage Boy
Pulsating Sausage Boy Prieš 2 dienas
These are very small problems compared to what they faced when they were replacing horse drawn carriages with cars. They already have prototype batteries with a range over 600 miles so that means you’ll be able to go 480 on a fast charge alone. Well beyond what people expect or need.
Lyle Stavast
Lyle Stavast Prieš 2 dienas
Raise the ranges, those open gaps become less an issue at some point... and a lot of people charge at home or office for the vast majority of their driving. Get range up to what most ICE vehicles have today - in the 500 mile range, it's not much of an issue. Get to 600 and it's really a non-issue for most, even in winter. I regularly drive over 680 miles on a tank on my Accord, and I live in the Rocky Mountains... get to 600 miles and I'm buying.
Phillip Slough
Phillip Slough Prieš 2 dienas
Chevy Bolt!
Manabu Miwa
Manabu Miwa Prieš 2 dienas
Make EV batteries replaceable just like good old laptops/cell phones did, and pile up full-charged ones at the gas stations, so we can replace an empty one to a new one in no time.
Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones Prieš 2 dienas
"For a variety of reason, AC power won." Yeah, very significant reasons, such as the inability of DC power to be transfered long distances without a power station every mile. Yeah, that's a bit important not to be glossed over. Interesting enough, that was one of the most significant disagreements Edison had with Tesla that caused their bitter breakup. Edison supported DC whereas Tesla supported AC power. Tesla went and got support from Westinghouse and they won the battle. Edison ended up supporting AC begrudgingly.
S Tho
S Tho Prieš 2 dienas
I'm hoping these prototype proprietary EV cars are not our future. The Model T was a very popular people's car, but eventually it too was bypassed by modern cars that were developed in the 20s, forcing even an early giant like Henry Ford to totally redesign his cars against his will. These sexy EVs will be as antiquated and clunky in ten years as the 1st gen niCad Leaf is today. Charging should be simple 220vac outlets using Max amperage the source allows with the super DC inverter built into the cars specific to their design. A simple heavy duty yacht or dryer cord be the interface to all cars. EVs are still toouch like proprietary smartphones and laptops. However the EV companies like Tesla want to be the energy company of the future, no different than big oil today. The other EV companies are getting in bed with the competing charger monopolies for various levels of terrible. I can just imagine as the EVs become ubitquous in "the hood" instead of the land of the wealthy, trendy and nerdy.
larky368 Prieš 2 dienas
These cars don't run on electricity. They run on coal and other fossil fuels. The more we convert to EV's the more we become dependant on reliable electicity. Wind and solar are not nor will they ever be a reliable source of energy.
admdavid Prieš 2 dienas
An additional issue is the grid and whether there is enough electricity being generated to satisfy requirements. There have been no new power plants built in the US in a very long time and more and more of the older plants are being decommissioned. Look at California and rolling blackouts to see a symptom of the problem.
arjunyg Prieš 3 dienas
“inverter” “AC to DC” I see that facts weren’t important for this video, huh.
arjunyg Prieš 3 dienas
“Too short range” um are we pretending that 520 mile range Teslas don’t exist or what.
RZU 147
RZU 147 Prieš 3 dienas
So... What are we going to do about all those batteries once the lifetime is up? The entire car is dangerous waste
Anthony Respass
Anthony Respass Prieš 3 dienas
ev's will be junk when the batteries die. no second market for them. truly higher carbon foot print to produce them.
Thomas Forsythe
Thomas Forsythe Prieš 3 dienas
When did every videos narrations adopt this douchey ass style. Why such a long pause between words at the end of sentences?
Oscar Medina
Oscar Medina Prieš 3 dienas
The “charging problem” is only a problem if you live in an apartment. For everyone else, this is not a problem. I’ve spoken with plenty of people who don’t understand how much they would save each month by switching. The problem is ignorance.
Ashley McCallum
Ashley McCallum Prieš 2 dienas
The problem isn't ignorance, it's the opposite, that they understand basic economics. If they were ignorant of this they would buy an EV.
edward wigmore
edward wigmore Prieš 3 dienas
Around 5 minutes to fill an almost empty tank with petrol. Until a battery can be fully charged in a comparable time there is no attraction to ev's. Of course once internal combustion engines are no longer available the consumer will have to accept whatever infrastructure is available at the time.
Firaro Prieš 3 dienas
Whatever happened to ethanol? Cheaper than gas, similar energy density to gasoline, and potentially carbon neutral. Why is there no interest in ethanol?
napalmninja45 Prieš 3 dienas
For me, the ideal ev would be a $15-20,000 new car with 50-100 mi of range. That’s more than a normal day’s driving for me and I can charge it at home overnight. For me, evs will not be competitive for a long time for road trips. The longest road trip I would be willing to take without stopping for more than 5 minutes would be 8hrs/500 mi. With my current N/A direct injected V6 I can get about 40mpg and 530 miles out of a tank on a midsize car. When will an ev with that kind of range be available?
Jon Smith
Jon Smith Prieš 3 dienas
I think you're looking at this from too broad of a perspective. If you drive from Boston to Miami then yes the recharging is an inconvenience. Most of us are living our daily lives commuting locally and not traveling 300+ miles each day. You go to work (if not working from home), maybe drive around a bit for lunch or errands, come home and maybe go back out for an event - still not travelling 300+ miles. You charge your car overnight in your garage and then it's all full for the next day. I realize different cities have different loads - LA has a much greater need for charging stations than, say, Syracuse NY - but an EV auto is enough for most driver's needs and most drivers don't travel 300 or even 250+ mi each day.
Francis McClaughry
Francis McClaughry Prieš 3 dienas
I won't ever own an electric car. even though I have always thought the electric motor had it over it cousin the gas engine.
Rain Man
Rain Man Prieš 3 dienas
Folks need to keep a log of miles they drive in their ICE vehicle. I don't know anybody that drives 290 miles in a day. And what is the problem with installing a charger at home...are these folks just cheap ? why not do at Night while you sleep what you think you can only do during the day ? you know...recharge...
Richard Hetrick
Richard Hetrick Prieš 3 dienas
There are out of range when out West many countries have no chargers
Richard Hetrick
Richard Hetrick Prieš 3 dienas
All car makers to agree on fast charger standard. Just like fuel pumps others can't use a Tesla charging stand and others are too slow. The inability to use cash to pay for charging like gas diesal propane and natural gas. Another problem is charging need to be by highway. Finding charging stands going out of way makes ten hour trip fifteen hours
shortcircuit az
shortcircuit az Prieš 3 dienas
going from AC --> DC you do not need an "inverter" , you simply need a "Rectifier" most every device you have in your home has a rectifier in it. TV, VCR, Computer. you only need an "inverter" when going from DC --> AC. I've seen single phase 200A rectifiers for around $20 from that point, you need capaciters to clean the DC wave, and you need transformers to "step up" or "step down" the voltage (depending on what you want to do). your argument for why charging stations are so expensive is flawed. Tesla's are so expensive because they build with less supply in mind and (normally) include a small battery bank to "boost" the speed (at least that is what I read long ago).
steven bathurst
steven bathurst Prieš 3 dienas
They need to make an EV that is affordable to buy and repair and make the base model simplistic as possible. Hoping this would make the EV more affordable
iBot Prieš 3 dienas
I think 36k is a bit too expensive for a lot of people
Tri-Fi Online
Tri-Fi Online Prieš 4 dienas
once electric cars can go 500 miles on one charge, fill up in 2 minutes and cost 20,000$ and lasted at least 15 years before major repairs are needed then I may consider
osriodore Prieš 4 dienas
So in other words: 50 states that are within one country and are all nearly culturally identical... can't agree on anything. Meanwhile 27+ completely different sovereign countries with different cultures and languages can agree on plenty of things and coordinate their plans.
Scott Nope
Scott Nope Prieš 4 dienas
Laughs in gas shortage.
Bruce Morris
Bruce Morris Prieš 4 dienas
11:00 or so, never mind the chicken and egg problem with not being able to fund the infrastructure. HOW ARE YOU GENERATING ALL THIS ELECTRICITY in a country where we already see rolling blackouts just because people have air conditioning in their houses? There are, on a quick Google search, supposedly 276M motor vehicles registered in the USA right now. I will not live long enough to see us come up with the electrical generating capacity to be able to charge 276,000,000 pure electric vehicles along with hundreds of millions of households running refrigerators, washing machines, and in many cases baseboard electric heat. We don’t have the power stations to generate it and we don’t have anything like the distribution system to deliver it all, and we will not for 50+ years.
Scott Kirkwood
Scott Kirkwood Prieš 4 dienas
If you asked people what they wanted in an automobile, they would have said "a faster horse'. I've had a long-range model 3 for more than 3 years, and I've rarely wanted the car to charge faster. Basically, you just want enough energy to get to the next supercharger without your bladder exploding, which typically takes 15-20 minutes of charging which is barely enough time for the family to the washroom and wait in line for a coffee. Also, comparing the average distance of gas stations to superchargers is a bad comparison. My "gas station" is at my home, so it's infinitely closer than the nearest gas station. You only need superchargers for long trips or if you don't have charging in your apartment or something. The real reason people aren't buying electric cars, is because they can't produce electric cars fast enough. The other main reason is fear of the unknown, and not doing enough research - A new Model 3 is already cheaper than a new Toyota Camry if you look at the total cost of ownership (including selling after 5 years). As you say in the video, soon EVs sticker prices will be less than ICE cars, then you don't even have to do any research.
Xisudra Prieš 4 dienas
How do the newly-announced lithium metal batteries factor into this?
Dhruv Arora
Dhruv Arora Prieš 4 dienas
Dallas to Denver route has 4 super chargers
The Ripper
The Ripper Prieš 4 dienas
Someone replied to my previous comment then I guess they deleted it: "Brian Norway has a cold climate, yet Norway has the largest electric car adoption rate in the World, at 50%. Why do you suppose that is? You do realise that most modern EV's have air source heat pumps, which are programmable while the car is still connected to the charger, so it doesn't use the car's drive battery?" My reply: It is not about a comfortable warm car(though that as well will be a problem at -40C) In Canada many of us have much longer commutes than your average EV can do in a cold climate. For city only commutes it should be fine but from city to city or province to province forget it, even if you have recharge stations on the way the delay in getting charged up full is just too long to make it economically viable when on the clock.
Gizmo P.
Gizmo P. Prieš 4 dienas
100% agree and have been clamoring about this since 2012 when I bought my first EV with CHADEMO!
circusboy90210 Prieš 4 dienas
Once again your assuming that your tipping point is the only decision point in this decision making process. People like cars that make sounds and feel powerful and when you get on the road it feels good there's nothing good about an electrical vehicle
circusboy90210 Prieš 4 dienas
Nobody wants to wait 30 minutes to charge your car. If it can't be done in the same time is fueling nobody's going to buy it. Then once again there is the issue of performance nobody wants electrical vehicles
circusboy90210 Prieš 4 dienas
Price alone is not a model for disruption. People really just don't want electric vehicles their performances horrible they take too long to charge and they don't go fast or have range
circusboy90210 Prieš 4 dienas
Market dominance depends on the consumers choice not the other way around. You are putting the cart before the horse. Electrical vehicles becoming a dominant force is not a certainty because most people do not want them. The tipping 4 point depends on the consumers choice
Barack Blows
Barack Blows Prieš 4 dienas
Make sure that you park your EV in either a detached garage or on the street, in case the batteries spontaneously combust. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Maccy Mac
Maccy Mac Prieš 4 dienas
If Nio cars are weatherproof/corrosion proof in the long run, they have solved the charging time issue with their 3 minute battery swap capability for their electric cars. China is already five to fifteen years ahead of the West on this. As they are with many other things such as AI.
Tommy Collier
Tommy Collier Prieš 4 dienas
I disagree I'm 68 years old and my next car will be a EV probably be Chevy bolt, it's in my price range and my longest commute is 180 miles.
DrScopeify Prieš 5 dienų
The price for battery chart is very inaccurate. The price for 18650 cells are down maybe 30% in the last 7 or so years, not the crazy number in the chart. The price in the chart is probably including manufacturers subsidizing EVs, that money came from either outside investors or lenders such as with Tesla or internal investments from established car makers so it is artificially cheaper. The real price to follow is that of the 18650 or 21700 cell and that is where the price change is much more realistic and tame. Also to note that batteries such as 21700 and 18650 have the same exact power to mass ratio just that one is slightly bigger and so it has an equal increase in capacity but technologically and chemically they are the same, just a different size to better fit one car or another. Maybe an SUV can squeeze in a few more 18650s or a flat battery in a small sedan like the Model 3 can fit more in with 21700 but they are overall the same battery chemistry just different sizes.
Nick Culver
Nick Culver Prieš 5 dienų
The plug format drama unfolded here grosses me out. Shows the government collusion between them and the car manufacturers; they haven’t decided which horse to bet on (aka who’s bribe money to accept)
Minnow Prieš 5 dienų
Suggesting people constantly run their Li-Ion batteries to 0% is beyond stupid.
William Wheeler
William Wheeler Prieš 5 dienų
Our power grid can’t support existing energy demands much less putting all these EVs on the grid. But here is the extreme but - put a natural disaster in a region shutting the grid down and then no one is moving.
Arnold Caines
Arnold Caines Prieš 5 dienų
You speak of "averages" for this magical tipping point. I'm not "average". No one I know is "average". The most I've ever paid for a vehicle is $30k. I want a MINIMUM of 400 miles (unless I'm on my motorcycle) of range. I get that with my $30k truck. I don't want to spend more than 10-15 minutes refueling/recharging and that includes waiting for a pump/charging station to become available if there is a line. EVs are a LONG way from any of that. Also... What is being burned to generate all this electricity that's charging these batteries?
Mark Myword
Mark Myword Prieš 5 dienų
Why not design the wheels to produce eletricity as they spin around a magneto to keep the battery charged as you drive?
Brian Prieš 5 dienų
It's already happening. It's called regenerative breaking
Heidi Davison
Heidi Davison Prieš 5 dienų
I thought this was going to be about all the fossil fuels we burn to make electricity for theses “green” cars...
TJ of Someplace
TJ of Someplace Prieš 5 dienų
Or I don't know, fly, or advocate more trains and just rent a damn car.
Barack Blows
Barack Blows Prieš 5 dienų
Burning to death in a flaming EV is what holds me back. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️
Barack Blows
Barack Blows Prieš 4 dienas
@VitalVampyr Thanks for the information Elon.🔥🔥🔥🔥
VitalVampyr Prieš 4 dienas
@Barack Blows The first source on the matter I found by searching "tesla car fire" claims Tesla vehicles experience an average of 1 fire per 205 million miles traveled and the national average for all vehicles is 1 fire per 19 million miles traveled. This data does seem to indicate that Teslas are significantly safer than typical vehicles in terms of likelihood to catch fire.
Barack Blows
Barack Blows Prieš 4 dienas
@VitalVampyr Because I get sick of hearing how safe Tesla’s are yet people are constantly dying in car fires.🔥🔥🔥🔥
VitalVampyr Prieš 4 dienas
Why would you worry about that and not the several gallons of highly flammable fuel that vehicles with an internal combustion engine carry to intentionally produce thousands of explosions per second?
Brian Prieš 5 dienų
That might be because gas powered cars have never ever caught fire then?
gowd sake
gowd sake Prieš 5 dienų
30000 dollars for a car FUCK OFF As for the inverter built into the car THERE is a huge problem
Lewis Prieš 5 dienų
The purpose of electric cars is to keep you at home--or to use the bus !!!
Lewis Prieš 4 dienas
@Brian that might occasionally work in tiny England--as publicity stunts----as long as you have adiquate charging stations with FEW electric vechiles :) also note that the electricity has to come from fuel run power stations as solar and wind are far to0 inefficient & primitive for universal use..... You are burning far more fuel to generate power than you use for gas cars...its called the law of conservation of energy!!! Now a hybrid car with both batteries AND an engine makes far more sense, is far more useful...
dpunk3 Prieš 5 dienų
12:11 My friend owns a Volt and uses Tesla chargers all the time with his adapter he bought. One does exist.
Shawn Tucker
Shawn Tucker Prieš 5 dienų
If you can't figure out the difference between Volt and Bolt, I'm not sure you should be putting out videos on this.
Ryan Mackey-Paulsen
Ryan Mackey-Paulsen Prieš 5 dienų
It's true in the US that we get tax incentives on some EV purchases, we then get hit with the additional gas tax to offset the fact that we are not buying gas. It would be great if that actually went to the charging infrastructure, but I'm pretty sure it just goes to oil company execs.
Sparrow_made Prieš 5 dienų
Very interesting vid, thanks. It made me a little sad when you said "the European union and neighbouring countries like the UK..." First time I've heard of us as separate.
Anderson Nettleship
Anderson Nettleship Prieš 5 dienų
Another option for the “Charging Problem” would be to produce EVs with the ability to easily add a Microturbine Range Extender. Yes I know that this would turn a pure EV into a Hybrid but first hear me out. Our electric grid doesn’t have the capacity to recharge millions of EVs at the same time and most of that electricity is produced from burning fossil fuels anyway. Microturbine Generators utilize small gas turbine engine to drive a generator to produce electricity. They are relatively small, light, and require no scheduled maintenance as they do not have lubrication or cooling systems. They can utilize just about any fuel currently available without modification while not providing noxious emissions (the US EPA doesn’t require ANY exhaust gas treatment for Microturbines). They are also very efficient when used to produce electricity. Microturbine Generator Range Extenders are also currently available with more under development. Their adoption would instantly bridge the “Charging Station Gap” by allowing drivers to continue their journey while recharging the batteries as they drive, once the batteries have been recharged the Microturbine Generator would shutdown and the car or truck would continue under electric power. This would also be the perfect solution for heavy duty vehicles /use such as Commercial Vehicles and Heavy Equipment. Personally I have small farm and an electric pickup would be amazing except when towing heavy loads 20,000 lbs the range of a pure EV would be reduced to the point of being useless, but with a range extender it would be a viable option.
idle observer
idle observer Prieš 5 dienų
Where will the power come from? The internet is producing an ongoing low-intensity crisis already. The growth of power consumption is outpacing increased generation to the point that the grid is continuously more stressed over time. Any significant expansion of the electric vehicle fleet will push the grid beyond capacity, with catastrophic results. This serious problem has thus far been totally ignored globally.
Arthur Lynch
Arthur Lynch Prieš 6 dienų
It’s bolt, not volt. Just got a 2020 for 24,000.
Ingo _
Ingo _ Prieš 6 dienų
Just dont buy an EV thats not from Tesla and you wont rely on governmental regulations.
วราภรณ์ ฟิชเชอร์
วราภรณ์ ฟิชเชอร์ Prieš 6 dienų
An inverter converts DC to AC. This article says it the other way round.
Michael Craft
Michael Craft Prieš 6 dienų
infrastructure, cold weather climates, elevation changes... ALL have an effect
Jon Shive
Jon Shive Prieš 6 dienų
Eh, $668 x 50 = $33,400. What am I missing? Thanks.
LexieAssassin Prieš 6 dienų
It's pronounced Sah-line-nah. Also, home is where the J1772 is. :) #Bolt
Detroit Yeet
Detroit Yeet Prieš 6 dienų
Can't they just put solar panels on them?
Brian Prieš 4 dienas
You would need a solar panel the size of a tennis court to give any meaningful amount of charge for an electric car battery, so the idea isn't practical....
Paulo Patrício
Paulo Patrício Prieš 6 dienų
I believe a low cost reasonable solution to urban areas is a standard 20A to be fitted in any parking space. Most urban destinations are very close and a BMW i3 gets 20 miles range in 2 hours, so leaving home with near full capacity and charging even a little at every stop we would get great results. Parking charges could become charging charges, non electric cars would be "charged" by the hour even if it's not charging. Even for some mid range distances, as long as the "stopped" time is longer, this kind of low extra charge could become the difference needed.
I Sejanus
I Sejanus Prieš 6 dienų
I think you should do the engineering for an all battery tractor trailer. With charging times, increased weight, cost increases, etc. Also how much will it cost to run high power legs to every charging station?
Ashley McCallum
Ashley McCallum Prieš 2 dienas
EV trucks don't work because if the weight limits.
Snifful Squack
Snifful Squack Prieš 6 dienų
Maybe 30k for 300 miles and it to not use electricity. Thats the car i want, fuck electric cars they have nutty acceleration but they have to charge forever. I heard they are pretty saf3 though, thats a plus. I want anothrr 01 p71, those are fun.
Jawad Ali
Jawad Ali Prieš 7 dienų
I hate giving you compliments, but this was great.
peter franks
peter franks Prieš 7 dienų
i do a lot of driving . 30,000 miles a year just to get to work alone . then i go places after work too . i dont think i want to spend all that time required for charging the thing .
peter franks
peter franks Prieš 6 dienų
@Brian we dont live in those times anymore . so , no sir , i will not live my life around this modern " battery operated horse " if you will . to me , they just require too much time to be " efficient " in my opinion .
Brian Prieš 6 dienų
So 100+ years ago you'd have used a horse, and to do that you would have arranged and lived your life appropriately, to cope with that. Maybe you'll need to do just that once EV's become mainstream?
Naryoril Prieš 7 dienų
You ask "why are charging stations not treated as infrastructure like bridges and so on?". I think the problem is because gasoline fueling stations aren't either. That makes it much more difficult to justify.
Escalibore Prieš 7 dienų
I don't think it is necessarily the government's responsibility to install the recharging infrastructure needed for EVs to progress. With gas cars that infrastructure has long been provided by the many companies who own and operate gas stations along our highways. Why can't similar companies create and operate the needed recharging stations? We shouldn't be dependent on government to provide these facilities.
Eric Alex Anderson
Eric Alex Anderson Prieš 7 dienų
Somebody could make an ev with more Batteries so they all charge at low more quickly. Or why not a bank of checked on batteries for a type of car that is easy to switch the battery out? Then it chargers I the bank and it quick.
first last
first last Prieš 7 dienų
I disagree. We don't need all these fast chargers to switch to EV, though we might need a bit of a mindset change. Traveling across country, do you think you'd never stop to sleep or eat ever? That is extremely unrealistic. During these times, you can recharge from a normal plug. And most people don't travel great distances across country, most commute much shorter distances (even if between cities) where normal charging while you sleep, work, eat etc gives them more than enough range to get by. For those who would have the odd long range trip say to move or something, could just travel less distance per day. There is also the option of hybrids. Small gas tanks where ICE charges electricity in cases where you need to travel great distances, but otherwise mostly electric. So regular plugs all over the place near most parking spots seem a much better idea than lots of fast charging stations. Besides, even fast charging stations take time, you said a half hour, that's a long time waiting near a station. But just plugging your parked car into a regular slow outlet whenever you park, much more practical for the average person. People need to get past the idea of "fueling up", and get past obsessions with range they almost never use anyway.
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