The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem 

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[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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Mark Cutteridge
Mark Cutteridge 2 tuntia sitten
Was it too hard to properly credit Nikola Tesla for inventing the AC system? Sorry, Thomas Edison was not the guy.
ImanT 3 tuntia sitten
So then cannt you just have two batteries and program an algorithm to charge one to 50% and the next to 50% or some other ideal charging pattern algorithm...
Bobmcjoepants 3 tuntia sitten
Until electric cars can be recharged in under 5 minutes, have the same range as ICE cars, have a battery that doesn't degrade at least to the level they do now, and are cheaper with the level of equipment you can get on other cars of the same price point, electric cars are just not realistic This is assuming the electric grid can handle the amount of EVs that are going to be on the road eventually, and ignoring cold climates I would also like to point out that its nice that adding more chargers means you can charge less at a specific place but you then have to stop more, and that time adds up fast
Robert Pryor
Robert Pryor 7 tuntia sitten
There are 2 EV models on sale in the US that are still CHAdeMO - Nissan LEAF & Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, everything else is J1772/ccs OR Tesla (which can use an adapter) Most charging is done at home, most people don't need as much range as they think. Level 2 220v charging is much cheaper & can be installed in most houses. Apartment dwellers should try to get a 110v outlet installed to do some slow charging at night or better yet a 220v charger. See if you can make a deal with your landlord, check your local power company see if they have any incentives. Even if you have to pay for it it's worth it. If you don't want an EV or think you need to travel 600 mi nonstop, keep buying $4 gas.
Pendulous Testicularis
Pendulous Testicularis 9 tuntia sitten
Where does the electric power come from in the first place? Primarily by burning fossil fuels at a power plant. Furthermore, more environmental damage is done by digging for cobalt and the other rare earth stuff that goes into electric cars. So, its less environmentally friendly and more inconvenient.
Brook 8 tuntia sitten
sure! But in the future the electricity will come from somewhere else (solar, turbines, etc.) so in the long run it’s WAYYY more efficient.
Mei Hui
Mei Hui 10 tuntia sitten
Totally agree. The main issue is charging. There aren't any level 3 charging stations near where I live. And I live in a condo where there is no ac outlet in my parking spots.
W THOR 13 tuntia sitten
The batteries are fundamentally flawed, just like my iPhone 2 yrs old and holds half the charge it did when new. Also without new battery tech there is no used car market, there is no resale value for used batteries.... this industry is the cart before the horse. We don’t need coal powered cars.
Robert Ferris
Robert Ferris 13 tuntia sitten
Wow. You're talking about the Chevy Bolt, not the Volt. And an inverter converts DC to AC, not AC to DC. That $57k inverter you showed literally does the exact opposite of what is needed in charging a car.... Also, you're ignoring one of the main points here. You don't need DC fast chargers at the same coverage as gas stations, because these cars can charge slowly all night. You just need L2 chargers at houses and throughout cities, which in comparison, is much much less expensive. DC fast charging just needs to exist along interstate highway corridors to let you make road trips, but when these cars are used for typical day to day use, slow L2 charging is just fine. Most people don't out-drive the 200+ mile range most of these EVs have unless it's on a road trip. L2 chargers already pop up at a lot of hotels, municipal parking lots, apartment complexes, etc. As they expand, you can just plug in and charge while the car is parked all night. Easy peasy, no need for expensive DC fast charging, no need to stop anywhere else to fill up.
john young
john young 15 tuntia sitten
Ev vehicles are not the answer hydrogen is a better option but people just don't understand what it takes to make your batteries and the pollution is no different to oil and gas vehicles .
Darko Dragic
Darko Dragic 16 tuntia sitten
Thanks for video!
G Smizzy
G Smizzy 18 tuntia sitten
Charge at home 90% of the time and I will wait a few extra minutes if I am driving four hours away.
Retro Beast
Retro Beast 19 tuntia sitten
You forgot cold weather to electric vehicles in cold weather do not mix
Rusty Allen
Rusty Allen 20 tuntia sitten
The other infrastructure of the need to increase Electrical Power Generation to replace the KW per Hour of the current Gasoline engines are not addressed.
rickmd 21 tunti sitten
This was VG - Taught me several things I had never given any thought to. Thank You.
benjamin kresge
benjamin kresge 22 tuntia sitten
Privatize the roads... and super chargers.
Evan Curatolo
Evan Curatolo 22 tuntia sitten
What happens when you run out of gas? Just get a friend to bring you a 2.5gallon can, and youre good to go. What happens when you run out of charge? Pay for a tow or on the go charge, either way, not cheap.
Evan Curatolo
Evan Curatolo 22 tuntia sitten
7.8 Billion isnt that bad considering the US military budget is nearing 1 trillion
Tony Idle
Tony Idle Päivä sitten
What has power transmission DC/AC to do with charging anything? An inverter converts DC to AC not vice versa. Your description of charging and the price of inverters makes no sense whatsoever.
Doug Thomson
Doug Thomson Päivä sitten
I want a 100% “tank full” in 15 minutes ... on back roads, in remote regions ... everywhere. I want to carry a simple electric jerrycan that can get me out of an emergency.
rickmd Päivä sitten
Absolutely right.
Andy Ngô
Andy Ngô Päivä sitten
10:46 - Not exactly, think about the the first car. There weren't an abundance of "gas stations" when the first car came out, but when cars became a regular commodity - an industry was born. The biggest issues are the 2 things you mentioned: speed to charge and car cost. People who have homes will charge their car in their garage overnight, but even at $36K it's a steep price to buy. Consider the best selling Toyota Camry is only $28K new. People w/out homes do not want to be spending 15-20 minutes at a charging station.
JnouBy Päivä sitten
The solution to this problem is removable batteries, they should start designing the cars with the ability to swap the battery at a charging station, no need to wait for the batteries to charge, just swap the battery with a charged one in the station, pay and move on like a gas station
Scott Reynolds
Scott Reynolds Päivä sitten
Other problems with personal electric cars; If your car's battery goes dead out in the sticks you can't bring it gas in a gas can. The more times you recharge the battery the quicker the charge is expended.
Kaleb Farley
Kaleb Farley Päivä sitten
This is why Nio's battery swapping technology will be a game changer
Robert Ferris
Robert Ferris 13 tuntia sitten
@Ernie Dunbar Exactly. I'm not dropping off my brand new battery at a swap station the first time I need to recharge my new EV, and picking up a used and abused one. If you were always swapping out this could work, and would be a boon since it becomes much easier to rotate batteries out and keep them fresh as they start to degrade. But plenty of EV owners, like myself, charge at home at night, so I could go months without stopping at a fast charger or 'swap station' -- and in that case, I don't want to be stuck with a degraded battery that has seen far more cycles just due to the nature of how it was used.
Ernie Dunbar
Ernie Dunbar Päivä sitten
It's worth noting Tesla already tried that and abandoned it, because real owners don't want it.
Henriko Magnifico
Henriko Magnifico Päivä sitten
If Apple makes an electric car, then they could afford to build a supercharger network quite easily.
Gaurav Goel
Gaurav Goel Päivä sitten
What about the power grid limitations, both within feeder lines, and at substations? In other words, what if every neighborhood had 20 eVs instead of 2 eVs, wouldn't that blow most local transformers due to the power rating? Don't we actually need the smart grid before we can have widespread eV adoption?
Jay Han
Jay Han Päivä sitten
Several problems with this if you live in nice wonderful sunny Southern Califnornia. This retarded state loves their feel good environmental measures. So the geniuses want us to go electric today yesterday. What is the problem? We have rolling brown outs during the summer already. Let's add everyone charging their electric vehicles to that. I hate this state for their retarded laws and measures they keep passing and intend to move out of it.
i Bee Amazin
i Bee Amazin Päivä sitten
IM DRIVING IC TIL I DIE! Just too damn fun.
hitempguy Päivä sitten
Ah yes, solve the problem by spending people's tax money to essentially subsidize corporations and rich people who can own EV's. Brilliant solution the EU came up with, why didn't the US think of that? /sarcasm
wizardnug2 2 päivää sitten
Also F waiting 31 minutes to charge my car when it takes 1 minute to fill my gas tank
wizardnug2 2 päivää sitten
You do realize that the power to charge the EV still comes from mostly gas fired power plants still.
Rarius 2 päivää sitten
An inverter is a DC to AC converter... NOT a AC to DC converter.
Hey hoe
Hey hoe 2 päivää sitten
quarter MWatt inverter? Seriously?
Saltro gigi
Saltro gigi 2 päivää sitten
14:23 i doubt that 3 miles and 50 km are the same...
Mazna Kosatka
Mazna Kosatka 2 päivää sitten
The irony that now Tesla is dependent on the DC technology of Edison, lol
Yusuf Kozan
Yusuf Kozan 2 päivää sitten
Who are you and what did you do to HAI?
ZygiNY 2 päivää sitten
“Should the government incentivize EVs...?” You mean should the government coerce private companies to go with the EV bs? If we only had the infrastructure for EVs, we would all be driving EVs while forgoing fossil fuels in the process, right? Wrong. The world has gone mad.
Eric Lotze
Eric Lotze 2 päivää sitten
17:40 Private Utilities and Toll Roads have entered the chat
Michael Ringold
Michael Ringold 21 tunti sitten
Yeah, I had to thumbs down the video, the list of things they think the government runs at the end are mostly privately built and operated, though with varying degrees of regulation. Including natural gas, oil and fuel pipelines, electrical distribution, refineries, etc. Water can go either way, and it’s worth noting it’s often poorly run. Major cities often own the water companies and often have large amounts of leakage across their system, no incentive for them not to. Add on the Volt vs Bolt thing and there’s some real holes here. Government owned charging stations just sounds like a poor idea when private companies are so rapidly rolling it out. If Tesla and others will do it on their own dime, why spend public money?
Harits Arrazi
Harits Arrazi 2 päivää sitten
How about people with no garage in their home(apartment for example)? with land becoming more and more expensive, and there is lots of people that can't do home charging, electric cars seems to be less and less hot.
Robert Pryor
Robert Pryor 7 tuntia sitten
Apartments is a real problem, they can try to make a deal with their landlord to at least get a 110 v outlet or maybe a 220 v, which is all you need. My local power company gives incentives, but this is California.
Aku2Dimensional 2 päivää sitten
EV's currently are like a candle versus a light bulb when compared to petrol cars. They can't do everything that a light bulb can do a thousand times better, but they can do a few things that light bulbs can not. My main complaint about EV's are battery technology and charging however not so much about the infrastructure, with the battery tech now and within the next ten years they can never compete with the efficiency of a petrol motor; as in get-in, drive, arrive. In short the concept is half baked on a sunny California day. In 15-20 years time I imagine every common car will be electric, very few petrol ones will be driven just like the way classic cars are compared to modern cars. They used to be the current technology at the time until a fuel crisis, and 10 years after that EFI was the new standard. History sort of repeats itself, charging and batteries may be the issue today but in 10 years petrol cars needing alternative fuel to run will be the next. EV's are coming soon but certainly not at this moment, so personally I would like to see more flex-fuel and factory E-85 modifications to add onto petrol-only cars. Hybrids are a thing of the past but I would like to see more of those and Hydrogen motors while EV's bake a little longer.
googleyoutubechannel 2 päivää sitten
There are no 'magic' numbers, and consumer surveys don't reflect the real dynamics of a market. Ask ICE engine owners if they'd like to fuel up at home overnight etc.
melonbobful 2 päivää sitten
Does any nation on earth have anywhere near the installed capacity in their electrical grids in order to feed all these mega kilowatt chargers? Then we have the grid transmission capacity to sort too.
melonbobful 2 päivää sitten
I want to install a dummy electic car charging socket in my Petrol car just so I can park in electric car charging carparks.
hotbam37 2 päivää sitten
I don't think I will ever want to buy an EV.
L R G 2 päivää sitten
The average consumer drives less than 40 miles a day. Therefore, the short-term solution is to produce plug-in hybrids equipped with a 45-50-mile battery. This configuration is relatively quick to recharge, and eliminates range anxiety, particularly when you need to make a long distance trip. It's also way cheaper to produce, and reduces battery availability bottlenecks. Why build on 240-mile range BEV when you can produce 5 plug-in hybrids with the same cells? Apparently many manufacturers haven't figured this out yet. Oh wait, BMW has! Check out its 2021 product line.
pigboykool 2 päivää sitten
Beside the slow charge time & super expensive cost of charging station, there is also an issue with the lack of capacity of America electric grid & infrastructure to handle a large amount of EV cars charging the same time. EV car is NOT a good replacement of the current combustion engine vehicle. Things may change once Fuel Cell or SSD battery technology made a breakthrough in the future.
RogerWilco 2 päivää sitten
Why are 27 independent countries in the EU better able to coordinate and set policy than thee 50 states in the one country that is the USA? US politics is broken, and the first-past-the-post election systems are the biggest source. Too many things in the US is delegated to local governments, so the state and federal government can avoid blame for their failures.
Warren Withers
Warren Withers 2 päivää sitten
I appreciate all the math here, but all this assumes that everyone wakes up every day and drives 600 miles. I’m pretty sure 95% of days, 95%+ of us don’t stray more than 100 miles from home, and return home and plug in and are fully charged the next day. (Btw, I get it, a few of us do just that, and some don’t have access to home charging, so buy a gas car). Which means that the good old Chevy Bolt (my car, btw very cheaply available used or on lease,and a total blast to drive) has plenty of range. I’ve owned mine for 2 years and have used a DC fast charger twice in 21,000 miles of driving. And (as someone smartly mentioned) how much does a gas station cost to install? And whatever that number is it does not account for the externalized cost (environmental degradation, etc). These sort of “too clever” explainers are all over, and don’t mean to be rude, but they all will age poorly over time as we continue to innovate. Like all the “windmills only work when the wind blows and we will Never figure out how to capture and use their energy so let’s keep burning coal..etc etc”.
Andy 2 päivää sitten
This is great info. Thank you. This is what I’ve been saying all along. We need to standardize the entire charging infrastructure if we are to make this work.
Robert Pryor
Robert Pryor 7 tuntia sitten
It's happening, this video is misleading or old
Anita Verhoogt
Anita Verhoogt 2 päivää sitten
It wasn't Westinghouse it was Nicola Teala behind AC
JK Proto
JK Proto 2 päivää sitten
how big is a very large fridge?
Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden 2 päivää sitten
There is absolutely no way I am buying another gas powered car. By the time that my EV needs a battery replacement, the batter tech will be so superior to gas powered vehicles that there will be literally zero reasons to buy the inefficient gas powered cars ever again. When the average battery pack energy storage gets vehicles 400 miles per charge and a charge from empty to full is 45 minutes or less, gas powered cars will be toast.
Francis McClaughry
Francis McClaughry 2 päivää sitten
down here in the boonies it is maybe and hour and a half two hours to a charging station
Steve Fritz
Steve Fritz 2 päivää sitten
What I see is people park at the charging station for hours and not just until their car is full.
Jayne Murrill
Jayne Murrill 2 päivää sitten
I’d like to see an analysis of the impact of multiple home power stations on our power grid. Would the power grid as it exists be able to handle the additional load without brownouts?
Robert Pryor
Robert Pryor 7 tuntia sitten
Less of a problem than you would think, but good idea to get to solar on a few rooftops
Anthony Romano
Anthony Romano 2 päivää sitten
What about the local power grid? With regular blackouts in California and the weather related failures in Texas how well the grid handle this load?
sebastian garcia corral
sebastian garcia corral 2 päivää sitten
Can someone explain to me if there would be any battery deterioration by constantly charging until 50% (or just partially charging the car) instead of a normal full charge?
sebastian garcia corral
sebastian garcia corral 15 tuntia sitten
@rickmd thanks bro!
rickmd Päivä sitten
Toyota limits the charging of Prius batteries to no more than 80%... A 100% charge stresses their batteries, so the car's automatic system won't allow it. Same with your phone. I have an app on my phone which dings when it reaches 80% or less than 20%. They last far longer then.
Thaa Fire
Thaa Fire 3 päivää sitten
Not really a fan of comparing time to load certain percentages when the actual range of those cars that were compared are so different.
Jasmine Love
Jasmine Love 3 päivää sitten
The reason why obesity exists today is because people prefer convenience over quality. Fast food is convenient and cheap but you pay for it down the road in hospital bills. Electric cars are more expensive(for now) but it’s with a reward. It’s better for the environment. It shouldn’t even be an option for us to choose which type of car we want. The government should only allow production of vehicles that limit pollution moving forward. Which would create incentive to perfect the EV all while lowering the cost because the technology will be readily available. But consumerism is our drug of choice.
Jasmine Love
Jasmine Love 3 päivää sitten
Just like any other revolutionary idea this is going to take time. Gas vehicles weren’t perfected over night. The problem within the US is that companies would rather rival each other than to come up with a uniform standard in the technology of the electric vehicles and customize the body as they do with gas vehicles. There are many different petroleum cars on the market now but everyone has their own preference in aesthetics. They should research the best solution for the charging issue together then set themselves apart with the aesthetic of the body and style of the car.
Sergi 3 päivää sitten
There is a DC charger in Clayton, NM just between Amarillo TX, and Trinidad CO. So the gaps are only ~100 miles
Christopher Gibbons
Christopher Gibbons 3 päivää sitten
I don't care if the get they price down to $5. If it cannot charge in under ten minutes it fundamentally cannot perform the function of a car. Hydrogen is a superior technology in every way.
portfelio 3 päivää sitten
forget 31 minutes. Once EVs are able to charge up as quickly as it would take a CE vehicle, that's when you'll see a real uptake.
LivingAndroid 3 päivää sitten
Even if Lithium-ion battery technology increases in density by a factor of 10 it is nowhere near as energy dense as regular ol petrol. Other than caring for the environment why would a consumer move towards a somewhat inferior product?
Paul Kryder
Paul Kryder 3 päivää sitten
INCREDIBLY inept of you to refer to the Chevy BOLT as the Chevy VOLT. The Volt was a hybrid car that has been discontinued, the Bolt is a pure EV.
Michael Issa
Michael Issa 3 päivää sitten
Elon M need to drop to 26k so more people buy it hence it will justify rapid investment in infrastructure combined with some government credit incentives to individuals not corporate so they can apply to 26k less 6k credit, we need to move fast before bidu sends Chinese cheaper cars
Hovis Hill
Hovis Hill 3 päivää sitten
Use in cold temperatures will lead to about 20-30% drop in range and continually recharging batteries will degrade the batteries range over time, times charged, by about 30-50%. Charging very quickly also degrades battery life. But I have to agree the very poor charging network is the major issue for most owner.
SlingbladeJim 3 päivää sitten
Nicola Tesla's method pulled electricity from the air but that would mean free of charge....so it's NOT that a system doesn't exist...it's that the OVERLORDS LOOSE CONTROL.
ljmtac 3 päivää sitten
in europe when u find a charger they are often out of order (tesla or others)
Marlon Mariano
Marlon Mariano 3 päivää sitten
even enough charging station will fully make it doesnt solve the problem because the car company except Tesla cant able to make more ev car because they prefer to sell ICE vehicles and making ev and sell for it makes them loss profit each car they make.
Shreyas Maitreya
Shreyas Maitreya 4 päivää sitten
Oy! It's a rectifier not an inverter. (A FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER)
Ramon Cardona
Ramon Cardona 4 päivää sitten
I envisioned a similar report from 1900 comparing the horse powered vehicles with the new gasoline powered ones. Steam was already being phased out and 1900 battery electric cars were peaking out as well. So, gasoline supplies were limited vs a horse can feed on any field. The horse worked year round as long as the wagon trailering behind was operational. Road conditions, trails or paths in actuality, favored hoofs over the solid rubber wheels as to traction. Horses were cheaper to own and to replace, were quieter that gas engines, and could pull heavier loads. Gas cars were toys for the rich! Sounding familiar as to the argument of this presentation? As to price vs range, after 7 years of driving a 70 mile range Leaf electric car w/o issues, for me it’s been ideal due to traffic and roads with signals every 1/2 to 1 mile, and where I need to go being within 20 miles. I purchased the Leaf used, low miles, top trim level, for about 1/3 of MSRP. Others driving either a 35 mile or 50 mile range Chevy Volt PHEV have logged over 80% yearly electric miles. On he opposite side of the aisle, people buy large, heavy, 15 mpg pickup trucks for moving people, no cargo. Talk about expensive transportation! The US market, until Tesla, had limited to zero options as to buying or leasing an electric vehicle on purpose! After all, a large portion of the economy centers on vehicles that burn fossil fuels and EVs are a threat. Thanks
deep g
deep g 4 päivää sitten
very well explained...go hydrogen! no problem of charging, no problem of environmental degradation caused by lithium mining or mining cobalt from unstable Africa - 100% democratic fuel source available every corner of the water just needs water + electricity
Gary Francis
Gary Francis 4 päivää sitten
I can’t stand these smarmy know it alls with the same tone and cadence that tells you they think they know everything and such superior thinkers to everyone else. Mr. Smart Ass isn’t that convincing in his arguments. He just thinks he is.
Hayden Lau
Hayden Lau 4 päivää sitten
If fuller batteries charge slower why not put several hundred smaller individual batteries into the car?
Daniel Stoica
Daniel Stoica 4 päivää sitten
Lithium Titinate batteries. Fast charging and longer life.
That American
That American 4 päivää sitten
EVs aren't anywhere near the tipping point. LOL
kanedanoglory 4 päivää sitten
EV's are just too expensive. Why? It's stupid to buy a brand new car. No ifs ands or buts. Most people that buy ICE cars buy used so you cannot compare new EVs to new ICE, you have to compare a new EV to used ICE. Also, used ICE cars typically still carry the same distance capability as they did from the time they were new, 5 to 10 years ago. Buying a used EV is kind of silly because batteries will lose capacity over time and most have a life of 65,000 miles which isn't a lot. Sure, some claim to have warranty up to 100k, but even Tesla will only cover complete failures and not over-time-degradation and typically will only cover once its capacity drops to about 60-70% of charge capacity within warranty time limits. Lastly, the costs to replace a battery is outrageous. EVs are not worth it until either we have newer battery tech or they can sell it for $20k, otherwise, it's better to just buy a used Honda Civic. Of course though, the government will step in and ban all ICE cars soon so whatever...
SUMIT GUPTA 4 päivää sitten
I recently was in market to buy a new Car. I literally did not buy a tesla or the new Volkswagen ID4 is because of the charging network in USA. As much I appreciate the 250+ mile range, I cannot imagine what will happen when I don't have access to charging station if I am taking a long road trip. I bought a Mazda CX5 and maybe in 3-4 years when the EV as well as Charging station is more mature, I will switch to EV for good!
Chris Diver
Chris Diver 4 päivää sitten
Did I miss it or did you miss the point that you don’t need fast charging on a daily basis? The “gas station” is in your home, it’s fully charged every day. You only need fast charging for road trips.
jeromesnail 2 päivää sitten
Not everybody can charge at home.
VAMobMember 4 päivää sitten
So you want the federal government to build charging stations THAT BIG BUSINESS WILL THEN MAKE A PROFIT FROM?
VAMobMember 4 päivää sitten
You forgot one VERY important detail. Most of the power used to charge EV cars comes from FOSSIL FUELS AND NUCLEAR POWER.
Mechna Prime
Mechna Prime 4 päivää sitten
the reason the us does not have charging stations and charging standards because the us government is in the pocket of big oil. it's why they don't have reliable long distance rail either.
Woland Bzh
Woland Bzh 4 päivää sitten
in a tesla model 3, converter is rated 11kW, so full to 20% to 80% takes 4hrs for a SR+, in europe at least. No supercharger / fast charger issue in Europe, both are CSS combo. Charginig as you say, it's the key to success for EV.
burung81 4 päivää sitten
This could happen in China only. Easy to set standard and government ready to pave infrastructure first.
plamentd 4 päivää sitten
And what about grid ability to support charging of all these EVs when they replace internal combustion ones?
rickmd Päivä sitten
Yes... it's going to take years before everything comes together and EVs dominate, IMO.
TeslaScoop 4 päivää sitten
Model3 SR is $35k.. The one you show in the video has a range of 264mi at highway speeds not 237.. Charging full tank on Tesla is $8.00.. Tesla Model3 charges in 15 min and you go on in 100-150 mi you charge another 15 mins, superchargers are everywhere. Everything you show in the video is already solved..
Robert Myers
Robert Myers 4 päivää sitten
What consumers think they need, and what they actually need, are two different and constantly changing things. 90% of consumers will end up charging their car at home, over night. This will cover 90% of their driving needs, meaning everything but extended trips far from home. These arguments remind me of when cell phones came out. They went from toys for the rich to one in every pocket seemingly overnight. Since most families have more than one car, they will replace one with an electric, get used to it and find out how great they are, and then fight over it until they can replace their second car with one. By that time, superchargers will be ubiquitous. As for adapters, whatever you can't buy today will be on Amazon tomorrow. Tesla and third parties already offer more flavors of adapters than Baskin Robbins does ice cream.
Patrick Kuras
Patrick Kuras 4 päivää sitten
Comparing the number of needed gas stations to the number of needed EV fast charging stations is pointless. In normal daily driving, an EV driver will never, ever visit a charging station. They will simply charge at home, and possibly at work. For short-trip driving, charging stations are absolutely unnecessary. Thus, EV fast charge stations are not needed near where people live. They're needed more-or-less exclusively near intercity highway driving routes to serve drivers who are on a long trip. For this reason, the world will NEVER need as many EV charging stations as it has gas stations now.
Shay Gilcreest
Shay Gilcreest 4 päivää sitten
Why is it that Europe seems to always be ahead of the US on everything?
Kinjiru731 5 päivää sitten
It seems like part of the solution, albeit not an easy one, is higher capacity batteries. That would allow for partial charge to have a bigger impact on range.
Dan 5 päivää sitten
It takes 2 minutes to fill a fuel tank and then drive 1,000km. Why would I get an EV.
BossSpringsteen69 5 päivää sitten
What happens if you leave your lights on for eight hours can you jump an ev?
purple ldv
purple ldv 5 päivää sitten
03:33 Huh? "to 30 million percent state of charge"... That's what i'm hearing...
Aaron Olson
Aaron Olson 5 päivää sitten
Guess I'm at odds with the mass market populace because my conditions for purchasing an electric vehicle are drastically different. 1. Has the storage, cab size, and capacity equal to a truck (13k lbs towing capacity, similar cab size, half ton bed weight, etc). 2. Has a range of 550+ miles (just like my truck). 3. Recharging from 0-100 takes as long as filling up a 35 gal truck tank (so less than 10 min). I just dont see myself buying an electric vehicle until all 3 of those conditions are met because I am a big guy (6'5") and my kids are likely going to be big as well. That means I need a big vehicle with long road trip ranges and the ability to pull trailers too. Just cant get an EV (even if they made electric trucks) until theyre much better.
lek1223 5 päivää sitten
I dont really get why gas stations does not invest in chargers, get people into the shop, you have to be there for a good while, saves the industry for when oil based fuel is a thing of the past
Thor A. Sic
Thor A. Sic 5 päivää sitten
EV Cars are cool. But they will at best be second, third or fourth cars for most people. Charging and range as stated in the video are both problems. If you want to do a long road trip, adding stops every hundred miles is not appealing. Waiting 30 min every 300 miles is not appealing. Also, in the event of massive power outages such as in Texas recently, you have no way to go anywhere if an EV is your primary vehicle. Moreover, people using their gasoline powered vehicles to stay warm. People who live where hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes strike will also want a gas powered vehicle to bug out in an emergency. Ad to that the fact that if you run out gas on the side of the road, you get someone to bring a gas can. If you run out of charge, you get towed. Additionally, Americans love full size trucks and SUVs. Thus far EVs don't work well for large vehicles. And people who live in apartment buildings, park on the street, etc., are not going to buy an EV as their primary vehicle. But as a get around town second car, EVs definitely will have their niche.
raney150 5 päivää sitten
I blame Tesla for not adopting standards. Honestly I have a similar complaint with Apple. You know how convenient it would be to ask if someone had a charger and you didn't have to specify if it was for an iPhone or a good smartphone?
YK Chan
YK Chan 5 päivää sitten
Love this channel. Thank you.
Brick Life
Brick Life 5 päivää sitten
China has a lot of new EV charging stations
jeff stryker
jeff stryker 5 päivää sitten
A baby Tesla is great for the suburban hipster who likes to virtue-signal, but nowhere near practical. Also, I'm concerned more about where all those used batteries will go. Recycling them just isn't efficient with today's technology. Take care of the planet folks!!
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