Tesla's Battery Supply Problem

24.10.2020
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[1] www.statista.com/statistics/502208/tesla-quarterly-vehicle-deliveries/
[2] www.statista.com/statistics/265859/vehicle-sales-worldwide/
[3] arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1210/1210.3672.pdf
[4] www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369702114004118#fig0035
[5] courses.lumenlearning.com/geology/chapter/reading-abundance-of-elements-in-earths-crust/
[6] Page 16 publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/230991/local_230991.pdf and www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_the_content_of_pure_lithium_eg_kg_kWh_in_Li-ion_batteries_used_in_electric_vehicles
[7] pubs.usgs.gov/periodicals/mcs2020/mcs2020-lithium.pdf
[8]Page 51 pubs.usgs.gov/periodicals/mcs2020/mcs2020.pdf
[9] www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/dec/16/apple-and-google-named-in-us-lawsuit-over-congolese-child-cobalt-mining-deaths
[10] www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/about/legal/2018-conflict-minerals-report.pdf
[11] www.benchmarkminerals.com/panasonic-reduces-teslas-cobalt-consumption-by-60-in-6-years/
[12] Page 9 www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Industries/Metals%20and%20Mining/Our%20Insights/The%20future%20of%20nickel%20A%20class%20act/The%20future%20of%20nickel%20A%20class%20act.ashx#:~:text=For%20nickel%2Dcontaining%20lithium%2Dion,%2C%20NMC811%2C%20or%20NCA
[13] Page 113 pubs.usgs.gov/periodicals/mcs2020/mcs2020.pdf
[14] insg.org/index.php/about-nickel/production-usage/
[15] www.mining.com/web/elon-musk-is-going-to-have-a-hard-time-finding-clean-nickel/
[16] www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/arizona-battery-explosion-conventional-wisdom-safety
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    Real EngineeringReal EngineeringUukausi sitten
    • ...so make a standard battery that can just be unplugged from a phone and put it into a array of them in a car?

      boi joneboi jonePäivä sitten
    • Fake engineering talk shit about Tesla lol stupidity

      TommyTommy3 päivää sitten
    • @Emmerich August think again. fiworld.info/goon/ZJzTqG-ss2l7ZqM/videot.html

      Dave FromanDave Froman11 päivää sitten
    • Seem like we have a clear winner! Gas cars 😜

      Emmerich AugustEmmerich August11 päivää sitten
    • Can you please do the economics of a hyperloop system in Europe or the US! :)

      James LeatherJames Leather12 päivää sitten
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    Nutella PromoNutella PromoTunti sitten
  • Mostly tesla will come with nuclear battery in near future

    Alpha PixelAlpha Pixel13 tuntia sitten
  • Electric vehicles are not a suitable solution. Carbon liquid fuel is carbon neutral and no chabges are made to cars. Upgrades, people, upgrades

    574LK3R574LK3R18 tuntia sitten
  • This isn't a rich family, but a family that is working together as a family unit. This the way the human species has always been and if we should survive, will always be.

    EF MEF M23 tuntia sitten
  • Same people buying Tesla cars argue how magical they are for the environment but secretly know their iPhone battery destroys the environment each annual purchase. Its how you choose to see the world not what it really looks like.

    Christopher LagoChristopher LagoPäivä sitten
  • Love how everyone driving a Tesla looks down on those who don't as if we are directly responsible for destroying the planet and their car is made from grass clippings.

    Christopher LagoChristopher LagoPäivä sitten
  • Why can we all agree that dredging the seafloor is not the best path to climate change? Is there any evidence or are you just blindly stating opinions without doing any research of your own?

    Christopher LagoChristopher LagoPäivä sitten
  • Tesla's worried about conducting business with countries with human rights violations yet Elon Musk is working with Turkish dictator Erdogan currently supporting cultural genocide in Artsakh kicking ethnic Armenia's out of their indigenous land.

    Erin AsadourianErin AsadourianPäivä sitten
  • Tesla, apple cult is the same as feminists move. Those bot people scream in tears when they hear any criticism toward theirs beloved gods. And the more electric cars will be more energy needed. So atom energy goes to the front.

    robo005robo005Päivä sitten
  • Oil companies disliked this video

    İslam Aydoğmuşİslam Aydoğmuş2 päivää sitten
  • All I'm saying is that if your a giant and cocaine addict... 11:46

    Tyler CherryTyler Cherry2 päivää sitten
  • Should gov'ts stop using Nickel in their coins?

    Jerry LifseyJerry Lifsey2 päivää sitten
  • If Lithium is in Chile's saltflats, is Lithium in Bonneville's saltflats?

    Jerry LifseyJerry Lifsey2 päivää sitten
  • I think its time we re-engineer the battery

    Omar AqqOmar Aqq2 päivää sitten
  • Thank you thank you thank you for sourcing your content. It's greatly appreciated and it also ups your credibility by a lot.

    Cookie MonsterCookie Monster2 päivää sitten
  • What nation is Tesla encouraging the US to coup now to get their hands on the natural resources cheaper.

    whatisbestinlifewhatisbestinlife3 päivää sitten
    • @whatisbestinlife Dumbass that was a troll tweet. Immediately after that tweet he tweeted: "We get most of our lithium from Australia". Some people don't understand sarcasm AT ALL

      Angad SinghAngad Singh23 tuntia sitten
    • @Angad Singh Elon Musk making light of US coup of other nations when those nations have resources he wants to get to cheaply for his cars and tech.

      whatisbestinlifewhatisbestinlife23 tuntia sitten
    • What are you talking about?

      Angad SinghAngad SinghPäivä sitten
  • destabilize the "DRC"

    Dillon VossenDillon Vossen3 päivää sitten
  • Recycling is nonsense, just incinerate the waste

    Hügo KrügerHügo Krüger3 päivää sitten
  • I'm an electrical engineer that's works in the energy industry and energy storage is one of the most pressing issues in the field at this time. I design high voltage substations. We are constantly looking at new and different methods of finding sufficient way to store energy for the grid.

    Mike StarMike Star4 päivää sitten
  • How does hydrogen fuel Cell compete in energy storage.

    Valentin ArzolaValentin Arzola4 päivää sitten
  • Something tells me Australia will benefit greatly in the next few decades as they are and will be the only stable region in the world that could supply most of the resources needed for the next technological revolution.

    MrDosonhaiMrDosonhai4 päivää sitten
  • Just cut the human population on Earth by 99%. All problems solved...

    Armand De MaupertuisArmand De Maupertuis4 päivää sitten
  • Another reason why the solution to cars isn't only batteries, but hydrogen as well.

    RiazRiaz5 päivää sitten
  • what no lithium does to a mf

    Tricky DickyTricky Dicky5 päivää sitten
  • Seems to me that Tesla needing more factories/output and a great deal of the RM they need for batteries being in Australia should result in them investing in a company in Australia! They helped Aus with the battery storage solution for South Australia so I know the Govt would do them some favours.

    Belinda aBelinda a5 päivää sitten
  • 3:08 is it me or is this showing conventional flow instead

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    nikosdoknikosdok6 päivää sitten
  • Interesting presentation. (Fewer factories)

    jaquesaulaitjaquesaulait6 päivää sitten
  • It is amazing how this video danced around Lithium Iron Phosphate chemistry which has no supply constraints whatsoever (other than that of Lithium itself which is pretty soft), has the longest cycle life of all, is safe (not igniting even if punctured), and non-toxic. Oh, on top of that it provides more stable voltage than other chemistries, and thus requires far less sophisticated charging control circuitry if any. The energy density is lower than others, but sufficient even for vehicle use (used in Teslas), and definitely for stationary energy storage. Arizona battery farm disaster is absolutely irrelevant if LFP batteries are used, and they will be according to Tesla plan revealed on Battery Day.

    Anna KrichevskyAnna Krichevsky6 päivää sitten
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    Dr FrostDr Frost7 päivää sitten
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  • Redwood based in California is a Lithium battery recycler,

    Seeker_Of_KnowledgeSeeker_Of_Knowledge7 päivää sitten
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    Mason RawsonMason Rawson7 päivää sitten
  • Couldn't the tech giants build large, modern mining facilities in the DRC and give the people there better working conditions as employees? I get that it would decrease profits and, as such, likely never be done. But, it IS an option to stay true to corporate mantras and avoid negative press.

    PongoXBongoPongoXBongo7 päivää sitten
  • i think we're too happy with gas in the late 50 years, that's why we late with energy storage technology. many electric car were made in that year but no good response at all but for now we have a new scientist businessman that can boost energy storage technology until it limit and make a new segment that make big company cant overlook at it. i think we just hit 3 from 10 point in energy storage technology and hopefully no greedy oil businessman involved even though that was impossible

    Annas Krisna BachtiarAnnas Krisna Bachtiar7 päivää sitten
  • [Insert the mundane usual African Children mining here without knowing the true complex political scope of the entire thing and downplays it into "Elemtric Vehimcle baaad reeee"]

    Tandem ChargeTandem Charge7 päivää sitten
  • Electric cars are good for the environment.....yeh right .

    madrx2madrx27 päivää sitten
  • The lithium "reserves" shown on the USGS page aren't some stockpile being held back to support the price... it's the estimate of the total (currently know and identified / "proven") lithium available to be mined in those countries.

    scottmuckscottmuck7 päivää sitten
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    BinaryGeniusBinaryGenius7 päivää sitten
  • The anode is positive? Crumbs

    John CondonJohn Condon8 päivää sitten
  • 24 years of Lithium supply is nothing. There might as well be no Lithium at all. Lithium batteries aren't a solution.

    JabJab9 päivää sitten
  • Great more short waves give us all cancer from emf generated motors.

    Gostandinos TheodossiouGostandinos Theodossiou9 päivää sitten
  • WHY are you using mAH as a unit and ignoring the better one watt/hour ....mith using mAh we dont know on what voltage is beeing delivered..can somebody skilled answer me please

    Ante PlusAnte Plus9 päivää sitten
  • Can you make a video on transformers and how they work... Not Micheal Bay's...

    Sourav NandiSourav Nandi9 päivää sitten
  • Cathode is negative

    Jordan EvansJordan Evans9 päivää sitten
  • 22:00 Why not lead acid batteries, they would scale up and there's going to be masses of lead left over from the legacy cars being crushed, so we could use lead acid for grid storage !

    William GoodeWilliam Goode9 päivää sitten
  • 17:30 Its not pure like lead, so too mixed to recycle

    William GoodeWilliam Goode9 päivää sitten
  • 15:50 Is this thus the Indonesia plant purchase

    William GoodeWilliam Goode9 päivää sitten
  • Comment for algorithm

    Sam BradleySam Bradley10 päivää sitten
  • Grid energy storage is dead simple really. underground Air pressure Storage alone is stupid simple in concept, but no-one seems willing to test or implement it.

    SteveAkaGoatpileSteveAkaGoatpile10 päivää sitten
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    aresmars2003aresmars200310 päivää sitten
  • What this is telling me is that the people yelling about Lithium Mining can rest easy. Battery recycling is coming sooner than you think.

    Darin HerrickDarin Herrick10 päivää sitten
  • 3:40 Just semantics but you described charging as supplying the opposite voltage to the battery as if you would swap positive and negative or something. Even though the current flow is reversed, the polarity remains the same. Depending on charging or discharging, the voltage would either be higher or lower than the battery voltage, just not negative.

    Kevin OriginalKevin Original10 päivää sitten
  • Excellent presentation. Thank you.

    john evansjohn evans11 päivää sitten
  • Relying on batteries to solve climate change is such an inefficient and backwards idea. The amount of carbon required to dig up the resources required is not sustainable. Subways, trams, metros and light rail powered directly by electricity is the obvious and efficient solution, but there's not profit to be made there so it's not presented as a solution.

    Fionn DalyFionn Daly11 päivää sitten
  • 3:49 'lodge themselves back in the cathode once again' you mean in the anode as is shown in the animation or is the animation wrong?

    delldell11 päivää sitten
  • "Tayota"?

    Joy LJoy L12 päivää sitten
    • Chilae

      Ciaran ClaffeyCiaran Claffey11 päivää sitten
  • There are cobalt, nickel, and manganese rich nodules at the bottom of the ocean. It requires no children to harvest. Not a lot of people are using these. There are nodule zones around the world and you don’t need to dredge the floor as these nodules just lay on the ocean floor ready to be harvested.

    steven transteven tran12 päivää sitten
  • Can we take a second to appreciate the amount of effort he has stared to put it to his animation

    Susannezb NicholstsjSusannezb Nicholstsj12 päivää sitten
  • When brainwashed engineers are morons about energy. Unless you are a Physicist please shut up. What they don't tell you about cost, energy density, and supplying power to a planet. - Dr. Willie Soon PhD Astrophysicist and Geoscience (The sun is responsible for changing climate, not co2) - Dr. Freeman Dyson PhD Astrophysics and Mathematics - Dr. Ivar Giaever PhD Physicist Nobel Laureate - Dr. Fred Singer PhD Atmospheric Physicist -Dr. Susan Crockford PhD in Zoology Ted Talk fiworld.info/goon/fmHdp4S0qqWPaq8/videot.html

    Lance DooleyLance Dooley13 päivää sitten
    • Cherry picking a few controversial scientist while ignoring the thousands of other that disagree or debunked them isn't a conducive to finding out the truth.

      remliqaremliqa11 päivää sitten
  • Story short - will humans dig fast enough to switch from one technology based on digging to another.

    6eff6eff13 päivää sitten
  • So to save the world, we have to ruin it first? Brilliant.

    Liam SweeneyLiam Sweeney13 päivää sitten
  • Siap siap aja nikel Indonesia jadi incaran😂

    Faiz khairul anamFaiz khairul anam13 päivää sitten
  • but I don't want to use battery cars

    momo ramamomo rama13 päivää sitten
  • Me naively assuming the most abundant element in the crust is carbon: "Wait? It's all silicon?" Boring Company miner with SpaceX suit and handgun: "Always has been..."

    AS GernerAS Gerner13 päivää sitten
  • This is a top tier information, content and presentation, good job!, a lot of things to think about this issues.

    José Federico Ramos OrtegaJosé Federico Ramos Ortega13 päivää sitten
  • At least Elon is trying to do smth Still hasn't given me genetically engineered neko

    Ryan SohRyan Soh14 päivää sitten
  • So basically batteries are not the solution... Especially today's batteries

    Roberto PinnaRoberto Pinna14 päivää sitten
  • Hey can you do a video on pneumatic energy storage? Or air pressure energy storage? I’m not sure which it would be called. I’m sure the efficiency is terrible but less of a mining concern, plus over time I’m sure air pressure storage can gain a lot of efficiency, still probably not ever as efficient at a battery. But it’s gotta be super super clean, especially coupled with windmill, or solar panel provided energy. But I’ve heard of plans of storing a gigantic tank underground to store air. Also I think there was a company in India that made a full pneumatic vehicle but not very good range, I don’t know if they abandoned their plans. I’ve also heard as far as safety concerns they can use carbon fiber tanks instead of metal so it can crack instead of exploding. Either way it will for sure be the cleanest way of storage. Plus it would be nice to hear super high RPM air turbine engines in a vehicle in the future. If nobody else tries then I’ll do it someday in the future 😂

    Nathaniel HamptonNathaniel Hampton14 päivää sitten
  • Who cares how we extract cobalt? All this hand wringing over conditions in some third world peon nation.

    SuperSix DeltaSuperSix Delta14 päivää sitten
  • Maybe do a video on Amager Bakke? Supposed to be a super efficient waste to power and heat plant in Denmark.

    AssafAssaf14 päivää sitten
  • Taiyo-ta

    TarodenaroTarodenaro15 päivää sitten
  • why am i watching UK youtube? wtf google

    Sheriff of YouTubeSheriff of YouTube15 päivää sitten
  • Simply avoiding cobalt doesn’t fix the problem in the DRC. Take a look at Daimler they have taken some bold and innovative steps such as helping launch local companies who follow The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The companies are frequently audited to ensure compliance. This helps improve the local circumstances snd strengthen their rights, which leads to long-term social change.

    Randy CurryRandy Curry15 päivää sitten
  • So the main take-away from this video: forget batteries, go hydrogen :-)

    macher001macher00115 päivää sitten
  • World's largest auto manufacturer is a small fish. Good video, well thought out and well researched. Edit: Lithium Ion in uncharged state? Okay I just can't.

    stochastic24stochastic2415 päivää sitten
  • I houve a doubt about something nothing to do with it. Does machining process changes the alloy properties??

    pedro soarespedro soares15 päivää sitten
  • Superb Energy 💪 shout out #MusicProducingBuildTrack

    Amelie RogersAmelie Rogers15 päivää sitten
  • Why does DRC have such a concentration of Cobalt? Is it an old asteroid deposit?

    MEME15 päivää sitten
  • Anybody else hear the phone ring?

    ZO24ZO2416 päivää sitten
  • 8:35 you missed oxygen.

    useBrainuseBrain16 päivää sitten
  • Plz do a vid on the ho 229

    destiny gamerdestiny gamer16 päivää sitten
  • I would have been interested if he indicated the projected cost of making the batteries as it goes along the supply chain, and then compare it with the current diesel powered car market :)

    Kirk TizonKirk Tizon17 päivää sitten
  • @0:28 watching this reminded me the same problem i had when watching the live event, which is why energy went 5x but range only +16%? shouldn't they be increasing proportionally? anybody?

    JimmyJimmy17 päivää sitten
  • Artisanal mining = kids playing minecraft in cobalt mines in the Congo

    IturbideIturbide17 päivää sitten
  • Video Idea: they are building a nuclear fusion reactor in Boston... how is fusion different from fission and why has no one tried it before?

    Conrad ColonConrad Colon17 päivää sitten
  • The American Greed New Deal radicals will be leading wars in these nations to control lithium and cobolt

    David FernandezDavid Fernandez17 päivää sitten
  • Neat Stuff 🙏 check #MakeMoneyMusicProducing

    Maisie CampbellMaisie Campbell18 päivää sitten
  • this shows that most ppl don't care about the environment. If they are still buying fossil fuel based vehicles...like I said in many of my commentaries, the world is coming to an end..literally..may be 200 years before our earth becomes unlivable..

    A Mohamed NazelA Mohamed Nazel18 päivää sitten
  • Solution: Under the sea Mr Krab: Ok I am going to charge double the amount. *"I love the smell of money"*

    Cameo SixCameo Six18 päivää sitten
  • Military intervention in the DRC may be the best option in the long term. Europe abandoned Africa to rot during Decolonization.

    Zach JonesZach Jones18 päivää sitten
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