The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

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  1. Michael McKeever

    Michael McKeever56 minuuttia sitten

    As a new Oklahoma resident, I think it's awfully bold of you to assume I'd want to drive through Nebraska or Kansas.

  2. Jeff Fisher

    Jeff Fisher2 tuntia sitten

    How about the fun factor? Next time you are out driving, notice how many sport cars are out there. These are people who wish to do the driving, not to be driven. I've taken my MX-5 on plenty of trips. Fill the tank from 90% empty to 100% full in 3 minutes and jump back on the highway.

  3. Justin Delacerda

    Justin Delacerda3 tuntia sitten

    Look, when I look for ICE vehicles, I look for the ability to get 400+ miles per tank, since I travel over the road a lot and that range provides much flexibility in planning and in contingency. If I could get a 400+ mile/charge EV that can fill up in 10 minutes (roughly the same as the fill time on a fuel tank) than I'd have absolutely ZERO reason to buy ICE. However, for the days when I am running around town all day, the electric fits perfectly, as I may, at max, get 100 miles in the day, before I can charge for 6-8 hours overnight. It's just that the added cost of a, you know, whole entire EV and the charging utilities greatly outweighs the quarter tank of fuel on those days.

  4. David Navari

    David Navari3 tuntia sitten

    Very informative, but Some of the premise and the assumptions are incorrect. EV will crush ICE because of the outrageous maintenance costs

  5. Harrison Stoff

    Harrison Stoff4 tuntia sitten

    Ugh, why can't we all just realize hydrogen is the way to go?

  6. Nick Rexroth

    Nick Rexroth4 tuntia sitten

    Not sure how these people expect to fully charge in 30 minutes with a battery that size. I know it can be done, but they consumer still has too much in their minds from gas vehicles. You can't pull up and fill up in 5 minutes. Expecting that everyone has a charger at home, getting around all day most people wouldn't even need to stop at a station. But the ones who do wouldn't need to sit there to get fully charged to make it and extra 30 miles home. It would just be a quick stop. For the people that drive hundreds of miles a day (not sure who that would be) they need to stick to gas or diesel.

  7. JustABill02

    JustABill024 tuntia sitten

    We need a "trailer" gas powered generator/charger. Day to day drive, leave the trailer at home, charge at night.. You've got a pure electric car. Got to take a long trip, hook up the trailer (possibly renting it as not every owner needs one all the time), fill it with gas, as the battery starts to get low, the generator comes on and effectively you have a hybrid. This lets people who only need 1 car to choose an electric. As the number of cars in the country increases, there's more incentive to build charging stations and the trailers get repurposed (possibly as emergency home generators)

  8. Muhammad Uddin

    Muhammad Uddin5 tuntia sitten

    Shit technology.Better technology in Area 51 in Nevada Dessert USA.

  9. XKS99

    XKS997 tuntia sitten

    As soon as the purchase price of an EV goes near or below ICE, DC Fast Chargers will start popping up like weeds, no socialism needed.

  10. David Melrose

    David Melrose7 tuntia sitten

    How on earth will this electric vehicle revolution we hear about nearly everyday actually work efficiently? I reckon it would be one hell of a change and not particularly one for the better. It is a rushed, over ambitious idea that hasn't been thought through properly, and is often sold to the naive who think it is wonderful and marvellous when it isn't. Trying to look at this in an optimistic way, it may work but only to a degree. It would need to be on a much smaller scale, but that's about it. Otherwise we're looking at the prospect of overturning world-wide logistics and infrastructure to support an ev revolution which is unreasonable and unjustified. Not to mention that it is possible that there could be a risk that any part of the electrical system could be tampered with at any time 24/7. Common sense quickly tells us that this is a non starter. Most people have had more than enough inconvenience for a lifetime already with covid turning the world upside down, and the last thing the majority want in the near future is for a massive EV revolution to also rule our lives on top of that.

  11. Stephen Sponaugle

    Stephen Sponaugle8 tuntia sitten

    So if every household in America switches over to two cars per household where is this electric grid at that is going to charge all of these electric vehicles? The electric grid is already overwhelmed when it gets hot outside and we turn on our air conditioners. Every household in America would be using an additional 100 amps every evening to recharge there electric vehicles. It doesn’t matter how many electric charging stations you build we do not have the electric to supply these electric charging stations.

  12. Okelidokeli

    Okelidokeli10 tuntia sitten

    It would be awsome when those "clean" cars were charged with "clean" energy. But thats not the case, and the batteries arent disposable neither. Its just another scam made up to steal your money, not to safe the environmeny

  13. Mike B

    Mike B10 tuntia sitten

    Here's a question, it's so much faster to charge to 50% twice than 100% once like the video shows, but how does that work for Tesla's that have the same physical battery capacity, they just "software lock" the rest of the capacity. Is the charging time based on 50% of the physical battery size? Or 50% of the allowable battery size? So if the former you could charge to say 70% as your "50%" charge time, if the later... then shame on Tesla for not making it work better.

  14. Angelus_Solus

    Angelus_Solus11 tuntia sitten

    The REAL problem is...where are we supposed to come up with the available space on an already overtaxed grid that's held together by shoestrings and duct tape? This is just pointing to brownouts and outright grid failures.

  15. Anton Kovalenko

    Anton Kovalenko12 tuntia sitten

    I strongly believe that US would have benefited most from the Hydrogen director on the Combustion replacement, while you can pluck EV charging station with own solar field, that solar field would need to be enormous, or you will need to drag power lines to that location to supply it with power. Hydrogen though, can be transported more-or-less efficiently in large quantities and stored in even larger and thus hydrogen refueling station can be autonomous or even fully-automated (who wants to work in a middle of nowhere in a desert?), not sure about in-place hydrogen production, but that is also a viable direction (just not with electrolysis, there are far more better methods found but not yet developed for general use)

  16. Deathcylance

    Deathcylance18 tuntia sitten

    FYI: it's pronounced Sa-lie-na, KS Not sa-lee-na, KS I should know, after all I live there.

  17. Lucky4wd4840

    Lucky4wd484020 tuntia sitten

    What you won't cover is the capacity of the US to have enough power generation to supply all the charging.

  18. FrostByte

    FrostByte20 tuntia sitten

    The US infrastructure bill needs to have this in it

  19. Gavin is Gavin is Gavin is Gavin is Gavin

    Gavin is Gavin is Gavin is Gavin is Gavin22 tuntia sitten

    Or they could just make the battery bigger so 50% equates to more range

  20. Freedom Scotland

    Freedom Scotland12 tuntia sitten

    That increases the price, of the car

  21. adam cassar

    adam cassar23 tuntia sitten

    I am pretty sure the owner of Telsa can afford to fund a few more public charging stations for EVs if he wanted to!

  22. Duane Linstrom

    Duane LinstromPäivä sitten

    Wrong! The biggest problem is the primary source of electricity.

  23. lbot1004

    lbot1004Päivä sitten

    if USA turn in too juse Type 2 and DC, it will fix Charge time ( we got type 2 DC in EU ) and it work fast. i got a Renault Zoe and i Charge home in 1 hour, and in 25 min on a charge station out in town ! i Live in Denmark

  24. That Guy

    That GuyPäivä sitten

    Yup, see I live where it's cold, and I need a large vehicle that can pull, ill stick with my diesel and fill my tank in 5 mins.

  25. _Tesla_2016_

    _Tesla_2016_Päivä sitten

    Charging should be fully automatic such as the Volterio charging robot

  26. Surmoka

    SurmokaPäivä sitten

    You have a HUGE misconception. You don't need an inverter to convert from AC to DC. Inverters take DC (!) and produce (!) AC, which is the opposite of what you need when charging an electric car. Therefore the cost of a high amperage inverter is completely out of the question.

  27. Ulf Asplund

    Ulf AsplundPäivä sitten

    After 10 minutes I have lost track of how many logical fallacies and other inaccuracies was mentioned. I know I am a fringe case living in Anchorage Alaska (cold and snowy more than 6 months of the year), but having a Tesla model 3 beats a Toyota Corolla in all and every way (beside purchase price). Never have to go to the cancerogenic fuel pump (yes you can fool yourself in thinking you are not breathing in toxic gases at a gas station), is pretty important and never mentioned on why to get an EV. Anyways always interesting to see more FUD about EV's.

  28. Pablo Von Yaletown

    Pablo Von YaletownPäivä sitten

    The biggest problem for EV’s is there simply isn’t enough electricity produced to replace the energy value of gasoline and diesel. Not even close. Probably need 2,550 TWh of net new electrical generation capacity. The argument about charging station locations, designs, standards etc is fine and dandy but if there is no actual “fuel” for them to dispense, entirely mute.

  29. wohnai

    wohnaiPäivä sitten

    As a native Kansan its Sa-lie-na. But I agree its a good example for this video.

  30. Andrey Mima

    Andrey MimaPäivä sitten

    It's not true about Russia that there are only 24 fast chargers. Check this map:

  31. Cali Crix The Mod Professor Poland

    Cali Crix The Mod Professor PolandPäivä sitten

    What about my Bolt?

  32. Benito Gutierrez

    Benito GutierrezPäivä sitten

    There used to be a time when companies had to follow some standards in technology. Then somebody though that letting the companies build whatever they wanted without standards was a great idea! That's why you have all these different plugs. Just look at apple products, how many different types of chargers they have? What are those batteries made of? Are the materials used to produce the batteries everywhere? How eco-friendly are these batteries? How are they going to produce all the electricity needed to charge all those vehicles? Solar? Wind? Nuff Said!

  33. fixento

    fixentoPäivä sitten

    All well and good, but the electrical infrastructure cannot support a major shift to electric cars. We already have brown outs, during extreme weather. If you think charging stations are expensive, that's minor compared to bring up the grid and power generation to cope with the demand.

  34. Know Things

    Know ThingsPäivä sitten

    Wtf.. are you guys sponsored by Chevy? The tesla base range is 423km..

  35. Zmaj and Play

    Zmaj and Play2 päivää sitten

    Nio already fixad it

  36. Lonny Kamp

    Lonny Kamp2 päivää sitten

    Anyone Who has Owned an RC Car or Truck as a child, Completely Understands WHY EV Won't Work!!!😎 A New battery would give me almost an hour 1/2 or driving time. Slowly as the batteries wore out from Repetitive Charging, and returned maybe 30-45 minutes of drive time. I went through Batteries and Charges like mad!! 3 batteries melted while in the vehicle...(What a mess!!!) had to replace the chassis and other components as the batteries would get super hot!! I would have to put them in the freezer to cool them down, then charge them again once cool!! We burned through soooo many Batteries!!! I even bought 'Faster Chargers'....Killed the Batteries Faster!!! Smh.... The Technology cannot be improved! EV ALWAYS HAD IT'S LIMITS!!! The Sooner People Realize it, the better!!! Because making a New EV and Battery, creates more CO 2 emissions in production!! And, doesn't Feed the Trees and Grass Carbon dioxide, so THEY CAN BREATHE PLENTY OF FRESH AIR!!!( That Humans think is Toxic, But Isn't!!) STOP Killing Our Farming and Natural Environment, You're Suffocating the Trees and Plants Everywhere!!! STOP EV's!!!! God Bless!!!!

  37. Just Watchin'

    Just Watchin'2 päivää sitten

    Nerds are good in the lab...the real world gets the final say on genius

  38. chris cheehan

    chris cheehan2 päivää sitten

    Btw, supercharger s alter the useful life of the batteries they charge, shortening their life. It's physics

  39. chris cheehan

    chris cheehan2 päivää sitten

    The solution to the recharge rate is standardized battery packs that are interchangable. Just as gasoline and diesel can come from any retailer, so should the batteries for cars. This would require a redesign of the EV car to accommodate plug in batteries that a consumer can install on the road as simply as putting fuel in a gas tank. When ICE started, most gas stations had attendants who metered the fuel. Perhaps that is an option now as well

  40. chris cheehan

    chris cheehanPäivä sitten

    @Niconics I've thought more on this, and given the weight of batteries, and their need to be lower in a vehicle to prevent issues with a car's Center of Gravity and need for stability. The redesign could be as simple as slide outs that are accessible when the car doors are open. Batteries could still be in floor, and they could be rented or leased, which would make the vehicle less expensive at original purchase. Batteries could also be city batteries with lower miles available, or cross country batteries, which would be more expensive

  41. Niconics

    NiconicsPäivä sitten

    Cool idea

  42. fuceye

    fuceye2 päivää sitten

    pollution is pollution one mess for another is not doing anything for the planet's environment...this planet can deal with carbon to a limit...this planet was not designed to deal with the type of pollutants humans are preparing to unleash in the near future...

  43. John Jensen

    John Jensen2 päivää sitten

    Nice article, which completely misses out on one problem: Where do the needed electricity come from? No electric car - or anything else electric, is cleaner than the electricity that drives it. What about the materials needed for the batteries, and how will they be disposed of when worn out? We have major problems with electronic scrap already.

  44. Tenzack YOGI

    Tenzack YOGI3 päivää sitten

    Govt must needs to solve the issue of standard charging vs proprietary charging stations. If not, govt failed their green energy agenda. Lol

  45. jimpeel

    jimpeel3 päivää sitten

    In addition, which went unmentioned, they lose half of the already overworked grid at night when all of the solar farms go off line and most EVs are being charged.

  46. James Larson

    James Larson3 päivää sitten

    Solar coupled with grid-level battery storage solves this problem, and is the obvious solution that will be implemented in time.

  47. Pirates240

    Pirates2403 päivää sitten

    It’s “suh line uh”

  48. Danny Oehlerich

    Danny Oehlerich3 päivää sitten

    Questions for going all electric and Green that only want renewables like Wind and Solar Besides powering all the cities and homes, and waiting in long lines just to plug in, Where are we going to get the power to charge millions of cars at night? During the winter? During rolling blackouts during summer months in CA? When it is cloudy or at night or no wind? What about the Northern states in the winter when it is super cold? One could freeze to death sitting in a car for 30 min to several hours waiting to charge enough to get home? Or when it is super hot outside with no AC when charging your car for hours on a 1000 mile road trip?

  49. Fuzzy Dog

    Fuzzy Dog3 päivää sitten

    Instead of charging the car, why don't they have where you can swap out some of the battery for a fully charged one. Much like you do when you buy a propane tank that is already filled, and you put the empty one in. I realize they'd have to re-design the car some, but it would be much better to swap out a battery pack, than sit and wait for it to charge.

  50. David James

    David James3 päivää sitten

    10:00 there is no word and in 976. You are saying 900 and 76 (2 numbers). People should just plug in EVs at home using an electric dryer type outlet (240V 40A perhaps). That should easily charge it up to 100% overnight.

  51. Bronwyn Curnow

    Bronwyn Curnow3 päivää sitten

    Electric cars still aren't feasible as a single car for most people, but it works really well for my family. We have a tesla, and a gas car. The gas car is for long road trips, or hauling lots of stuff (its a big car) and the tesla is for around town use, we charge it at home 90% of the time. It's for the grocery store, or driving into the city 45 minutes away. Etc.

  52. Cigmorfil

    Cigmorfil3 päivää sitten

    Do Americans use the terms Inverter and Rectifier differently? Based on the screen shot for a Pure Sine Wave Inverter I would guess not. So why does a Tesla have an inverter to convert DC to AC inside it when it has been rectified from AC to DC to start with? And why would you spend that much to invert rectified AC from DC back to AC - just leave it as AC. I think you meant it has a rectifier inside it so that AC can be plugged in. In which case you need to look up the cost of a large Rectifier not Inverter.

  53. Ernest Paul

    Ernest Paul3 päivää sitten

    I want to preface this that I dont know anything about automotive engineering, but - WHAT IF you could hotswap batteries in a snap? Imagine a large cube of battery that will fit in the trunk of the car (it would have to be perfectly aligned and connected etc etc.) the whole process is automated and you dont even have to get out of your car. A machine with robotic hands screws/unscrews the thing and does the whole thing. You just roll up to the place like a conveyor belt car wash and the rest is taken care of. Yes, granted this would make the trunk useless, but can this work?

  54. Neal P

    Neal P4 päivää sitten

    If/when most people have EV's there is no way they will be as cheap to own as they are now... Tax

  55. The Truth

    The Truth4 päivää sitten

    Wow you hit everything. Nice job!

  56. Johnny Botts

    Johnny Botts4 päivää sitten

    If EV are the future mode of transportation then the average citizen will not be driving an EV. No state will produce enough electricity to recharge cars let alone other devices that need the same power supply. California is a classic example. Sacramento has mandated no gas powered cars can be sold beyond 2035, so eventually, if this sticks, all vehicles would necessarily be electric. CA already can't meet power needs during certain times of the year. Knowing CA propensity for running everyone's life from cradle to grave, it's safe to assume people will only be able to get around in govt sponsored EV's. That's their ultimate goal - get you outta your vehicle and into theirs. Have fun being crammed into a electric bus everywhere you go while wearing a mask you don't want to wear.

  57. BlocksMC

    BlocksMC4 päivää sitten

    Instead of having 230 mile batteries charging 50% to get 115, we can have 460 and charge 50% to get 230 miles

  58. Bobby Solis

    Bobby Solis4 päivää sitten

    It's Bolt EV not Volt. The Volt was the plug-in hybrid model Chevy had that had 53 miles of range.

  59. chris hemstead

    chris hemstead4 päivää sitten

    I believe the cars have a convertor, not an inverter. An inverter changes DC to AC, but the car needs AC changed to DC

  60. Syrinx The Fox

    Syrinx The Fox4 päivää sitten

    u said “most comsumers will pay 36k for an electric vehicle” bitch get that number under 27 minimum

  61. Anton Nym

    Anton Nym4 päivää sitten

    what about using liquid air to store energy and have a much smaller battery pack as a buffer?

  62. Bob SCTX

    Bob SCTX4 päivää sitten

    It’s BOLT not VOLT. GM’s poor naming choices!

  63. Marius Nagy

    Marius Nagy4 päivää sitten

    Why is the device inside the car called an inverter? An inverter turns DC into AC, but the batteries require DC. The device that turns AC into DC is called a rectifier.

  64. David Himmelsbach

    David Himmelsbach4 päivää sitten

    Wendover is wrong. EV ONLY work in mild climates. ALL batteries hate temperature extremes. They'll NEVER be viable in the Arctic or the Gulf States. They also stink in farm country. Their niche is our mega-cities and retirement communities. The IC is certain to shift towards METHANE. It's ironic, Elon's Space X is going to make liquid methane a VERY viable fuel for long-haul trucks -- EV long-haul is a dead-end. What's certain to happen is that a fusion of robotics, distributed electric power and methane will establish super-stations -- even bigger than those now existing -- that will re-fuel long-haul trucks -- with truckers logging in their time slots via an iPhone App! Don't you see it? The trucker pulls in, walks away, as the robotic process digitally checks out the truck -- jacking into its electronic database -- and as a shielding gas (nitrogen) protects the refueling connection.

  65. Icriedtoday

    Icriedtoday4 päivää sitten

    Tesla and Walmart need to get together and solve the charging problem.

  66. Wasim Bizra

    Wasim Bizra4 päivää sitten

    You mixed up chevy bolt with chevy volt. Chevy volt is a plug in hybrid not an EV

  67. Not Mentally Broken

    Not Mentally Broken4 päivää sitten

    Chevy Volt is a plug in hybrid. Why is that car even in this video. Must of it’s range is with the ICE. We’re you thinking Chevy Bolt?

  68. Donald Wright

    Donald Wright5 päivää sitten

    Standards, it comes down to that!

  69. Dennis Seo

    Dennis Seo5 päivää sitten

    It seems there are still so many people with misconception EVs are environmentally as bad or worse by straight comparisons battery to fossil fuel. ICE has way more parts than EVs and gotta remember manufacturing them adds pollution score. How about more leaked fuel, lubricants or recycling engine oil, transmission oil etc? With fraction of pollutant and more recyclable parts, I think EVs still have advantages and more room to clear up. Everything man creates pollute earth, and we should look which way will be faster reducing it.

  70. Aaron Kraft

    Aaron Kraft5 päivää sitten

    Chevy Bolt not Volt

  71. GE Witchey

    GE Witchey5 päivää sitten


  72. O Hadzic

    O Hadzic5 päivää sitten

    Nikola Tesla. Not westinghouse

  73. Jamie Fox

    Jamie Fox5 päivää sitten

    Who would drive from Perth to Sydney? Even for Denver to Dallas, that's 800 miles one way - at least a 12 hour drive. When was the last time you did a 1,600 mile round trip in a car? EV owners only need chargers to get them to everywhere within about 100-500 miles from their house.

  74. G Bix

    G Bix5 päivää sitten

    People need to be aware of the downside of buying a battery car, there will never be an adequate number of charging points, go north up the M1 and you need a recharge, hold up there are 50 cars in front of you awaiting a recharge each taking at least 30 mins to recharge. Charge from anywhere other than home and you will be paying silly prices for a recharge, recharging stations will need to make a profit therefore making a recharge going up the motorway very expensive. You think its going to be cheap, the chancellor will need to make up the lose from not selling Petrol/Diesel watch you will be having a black box installed and paying per mile to travel. It is anticipated batteries will last around 500 charges before becoming Knackered a new battery for Nisan note around £4000 for a basic Tesla a min of £15000 it is an utter joke and sadly people are falling into the trap. Batteries are better kept for cordless drills not bloody cars, going this route was big mistake. Be warned.

  75. FlyingDin

    FlyingDin5 päivää sitten

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news but the charging time needs to be inline with gasoline engines. 5 minutes max. 31 minutes only works if you can extend the range to double the standard gasoline car (standard median range for a gasoline car is just over 400 miles).

  76. William Golden

    William Golden5 päivää sitten

    So the electric car makers never thought it might be a better idea to agree on one style of charging plug? That's going to hurt the movement towards every one buying a electric car

  77. William Golden

    William Golden5 päivää sitten

    31 minute charge times? I say the the magic number is 15 minutes. Same with the price they will need to be more cars in the $20-$22 K range. What happens to the used car market when everyone is driving electric cars will cars become disposable like Bic lighters?

  78. Al Grayson

    Al Grayson5 päivää sitten

    Inverters convert DC to AC. Converters, or chargers, convert AC to DC. The onboard chargers of EVs convert 100-120 volts 60 Hz AC or 200-240 volts 60 Hz (N. America, etc.) or 50 Hz (most of the rest of the world) to around 400 volts DC @ 12-40+ amperes for traction battery charging. DCFC “public” chargers convert 208-480 volts AC to around 400 volts DC @ 30-100+ amperes. A few EVs have much higher voltage batteries, like 800 volts or 960 v.

  79. Aaron Fox

    Aaron Fox6 päivää sitten

    Salina - saa line ah

  80. GrasponReality

    GrasponReality6 päivää sitten

    I think the tipping point will be reached a different way. The problem with the fast charging question is that it's being asked of people who have an internal combustion mind set which means the only way to drive the vehicle is to go to a gas station. They are thinking about a problem that for the most part doesn't exist with EV's 99% of trips are shorter than the 291 mile magic number range... So really you're only talking the tiny fraction of trips that are over 250 miles. Ask any current EV owner and charging time is virtually a nonissue... The Leaf and Bolt are essentially commuter cars anyway so currently only Tesla is offering a full service car in any numbers... It's much like asking someone in 1975 if they want to replace their landline with a phone they can carry around with them but need to charge it every few hours... Most people would have said... eww no...

  81. RainbowSpear

    RainbowSpear6 päivää sitten

    This issue can only be solved when EV car buyers will be able to share charging from homes and register on the Tesla charging grid. Just like the Elon’s solar does to put electricity back into the grid ...

  82. faizan ali

    faizan ali6 päivää sitten

    Every single question in my head about EVs have been answered and many more in just 20 minutes. Things you can only find at this channel. Such a great work ❤️

  83. Ziyad S

    Ziyad S6 päivää sitten

    How many people drive 290miles a day? Not even 0.1% why is the entire analysis based on 0.1% of the users.

  84. guy proulx

    guy proulx6 päivää sitten

    Ev's are not the future of the automobile, i would never buy this crap

  85. Hasse Edqvist

    Hasse Edqvist6 päivää sitten

    Btw I may be bad at looking but I support you on Nebula and CuriosityStream. But how do I comment on content in the nebula app?

  86. Hasse Edqvist

    Hasse Edqvist6 päivää sitten

    Hey! Super important video! As an addition Tesla, at least here in Europe is offering CCS conversion in addition to the mentioned CCS adapter they sell. Also all SuCs are equipped with 2 cables for compatibility. One proprietary and one CCS following the decision by Tesla to sell the Model 3 exclusively with a CCS connector here. It would be a good move to add CCS connectors in the US too, Stop using their proprietary connector and offer their SuCs to other brands for a fee. There is talk about this happening en Europe since ALL SuCs here already have 2 connectors. That would simplify US charging infrastructure and open new possibilities for profit off of Tesla’s and other charging networks too effectively accomplishing standardization without regulations.

  87. Double D

    Double D6 päivää sitten

    I cant believe the consumer is happy with a 31 min charge time. That to me is still far too long!

  88. John Jensen

    John Jensen2 päivää sitten

    @James Larson Now we are getting somewhere. We should have 2 cars specifically designed for their use: One small EV for commuting, and it should look very different to a Tesla or any other current EV. Max speed 40mph, room for 2 people and a few grocery bags and a range of 50 miles. Then we should have another car designed for long-distance driving with room for a family and luggage. This should be powered by a diesel, preferably the 2 stroke boxer-diesel with common combustion chamber. This has been used in ships and stationary engines for almost a century, and the best have a 70% thermic efficiency. Scaled down to car-size efficiency at present is 45% and as it has very few moving parts and is of very simple layout, it will be cheap to produce and maintain. It is made of very simple materials and everything can be reused. Ford has one ready for the 750 pick-up. It won't happen, the solution is too easy - we already have what is needed to do it.

  89. James Larson

    James Larson3 päivää sitten

    @Neal P By charging at home you wake up with 300 miles of charge every morning. VERY few people need more than that in a single day. Most families have more than one vehicle, so one will be used for rare long distance trips once or twice per year, and the electric vehicle will be used 98% of the time.

  90. Neal P

    Neal P4 päivää sitten

    It needs to be 500 miles of range in no more than 5 minutes IMO. My car i fill up in 2 minutes get almost 600 miles of range. I know that is a long way from 30 minutes to get half the distance but it really does need to be as close as possible to what most are use too so it isn't a pain in the ass. lol

  91. Lachlan Smith

    Lachlan Smith6 päivää sitten

    You completely mixed up inverters (DC to AC) and rectifiers (AC to DC) :(

  92. Jamsie

    Jamsie6 päivää sitten

    The tipping point in Europe, is the ban on ICE vehicles in the next ten years, not price, range or charge time, they are being forced onto the consumer, by removing the competition

  93. kwaku oppong

    kwaku oppong6 päivää sitten

    Glad the EU forced regulations on Tesla to centralize charging outlets. Really beneficial for the people. Now do it on phone chargers.

  94. Cooper Carr

    Cooper Carr6 päivää sitten

    It is almost like America needs to have some kind of deal thats new and green....hmm should get on that.

  95. Roger Van Brunt

    Roger Van Brunt7 päivää sitten

    I have owned Tesla's for years and I can tell you there are no charging problems. So for you to say there is a problem when there is not is stupid

  96. Dick Riggles

    Dick Riggles6 päivää sitten

    Yeah, I see Tesla drivers waiting for hours at charging stations. These cars are a joke. The only reason they get any attention is because of the zealots who want to make them work at all costs. As usual with zealotry, it always ends badly when reality hits.

  97. Moshe Ovadya

    Moshe Ovadya7 päivää sitten

    Excellent! Well done!

  98. k-21

    k-217 päivää sitten

    The overriding barriers are charge time and ubiquity of charging stations. For heavy duty hauling i.e. rural area needs: farmers and agricultural needs. Off road or rough terrains and isolated areas require dependable and operational needs not yet, near future, available. Heavy equipment operators as well as sectors of consumers require ubiquity of and reliable supply of electricity charging stations. The antiquated power grid and distribution is a major barrier. Imagine the power distribution of Californa power grid and blackouts with the current demand??? Motorists will be stranded in a scene reminiscent of the ‘70s long line of cars stretching as far as the eye can see. This is the BARRIER to a true EV transition in the US.

  99. Dick Riggles

    Dick Riggles6 päivää sitten

    Why do EVs have to work? It's not better, it doesn't address a real problem, it's just zealots trying to force them onto the public.

  100. baylinkdashyt

    baylinkdashyt7 päivää sitten

    I'm curious: Why did you use the Volt for your comparions, rather than the Chevy *Bolt*, which actually is an EV, not a hybrid?

  101. justchilaxe123

    justchilaxe1237 päivää sitten

    So many energy/car tech experts in the comments.

  102. ElijahRock92

    ElijahRock927 päivää sitten

    What about swappable battery packs? What if battery technology developed to where when your battery is low, you just bought a new pack instead of charging the existing one. The batteries will be drop-n-click under the hood. Think of it as how you just pick up a new propane tank at the store as opposed to filling the old one up. Now I know there are dozens if issues with my idea, just curious if someone considered it.

  103. Ali Lalani

    Ali Lalani7 päivää sitten

    Imagine waiting 30 minutes at a gas station this is why electric is ass lmao

  104. Ali Lalani

    Ali Lalani7 päivää sitten

    It’s all fun and games till you’re waiting 5 hours in line at a charging station

  105. James Larson

    James Larson3 päivää sitten

    @Ali Lalani Great point! As I see it, demand for charging will allow apartments, parking garages, restaurants, and all kinds of other places to offer charging as a means of attracting customers. When more people own EV's, more people will select apartments based on needing to charge. We are early right now, but things will change fast once businesses realize they can offer a service that attracts people. :)

  106. Ali Lalani

    Ali Lalani7 päivää sitten

    And where will I charge my car overnight I live in a rented basement and use the street for parking. This goes for apartment residents too. You don’t own the parking space you only rent it.

  107. salvinsam

    salvinsam7 päivää sitten

    Is EV practical if I live in a mountainous country side?

  108. Sanjay Aiyar

    Sanjay Aiyar7 päivää sitten

    You’re wrong here. Range isn’t a problem now, it’s range anxiety. At most, all you need is fast charging to get enough charge to get home. Then charge overnight at cheap rates. People don’t understand this and are stubborn because they’re used to gas stations and they cannot refuel at home. Once the mindset changes, it will snowball. That change will happen within the next year.

  109. Steve Walsh-Balshaw

    Steve Walsh-Balshaw8 päivää sitten

    What also matters is this .......lot's of people buy cars because they are an extention of themselves ice engines for instance have soul turn the ignition and each car is different bit like a mechanical watch vs digital yes digital are more accurate blah blah blah however the mechanical one will be handed down its called soul no matter how effecient ev's are they'll never fully replace ice

  110. Steve Walsh-Balshaw

    Steve Walsh-Balshaw8 päivää sitten

    Ev's have a long long way to go

  111. MigotRen

    MigotRen8 päivää sitten

    14:15 It is so weird to hear that name of a small local town in this kind of video. Some of my friends live there and I drive through it regualry. I even drove that exact route some time ago, to pick up soemthing I bought on ebay. What makes me sad, that its a "bad example" lol. yeah EVs are not that pupular in this region/"county". rural and mountains. mostly diesels drive here.