The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

9.02.2021
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References
[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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  • In NZ we have about 200 fast charging stations and 300 more registered standard charging points. In a country the size of California and a population of 5 million people. So it can be done,easily...stop wasting your money on your massive and pointless military budget, no one is trying to attack you..

    Turdbo MitchTurdbo Mitch2 minuuttia sitten
  • When I fill 50 litres into my diesel car in roughly one minute, it corresponds to charging at 30 MWhs. Just saying.

    Sven Olof AnderssonSven Olof Andersson29 minuuttia sitten
  • Is it just me, or did anyone wonder why the governments does not regulate the EV manufacturers to use a specific battery that can be replaced and dropped off so you can switch a flat battery for a charged battery in 1 minute. Subscription models for using cars. Duh 😒 more money for the car makers. Quicker charge. A generic battery size 🔋 🔋 Just like we have with toys that use double A batteries. Cars will have to be made to house replaceable batteries.

    Kee-pyor MyndopenKee-pyor Myndopen35 minuuttia sitten
  • So what happens during a blackout out? Your EV will just be parked, take Texas winter snow blackout as an example.

    Benjamin MondiBenjamin Mondi42 minuuttia sitten
  • Nope not certain at all in texas the power grid can't handle a cold snap so why would it handle plugging in an electric car fast charger equivalent to 5 x 2400watt fan heaters

    shane blythshane blythTunti sitten
  • Ok both wendover and rll made video about electric cars

    Sahil SinghSahil SinghTunti sitten
  • First of all before you even consider this you have to look at how much power can be generated by so called green power if millions of people take up electric cars. The only way is nuclear energy and the greens do not like that.

    brian maysbrian maysTunti sitten
  • You have outlined a few problems with electric vehicles. How long do the batteries last? How much do the vehicles actually cost including Gov subsidies?

    fillinman1fillinman12 tuntia sitten
  • It is deceptively titled. It is not really discussing the the charging problem. It is a blatant plug for more government involvement in the stupid electric vehicle crap.

    fillinman1fillinman12 tuntia sitten
  • The answer to the chicken and the egg problem is.... Coercive Government Mandates!!!! Yay!!! Cuz lots of us not interested. There is lots and lots of oil. And the air is fine. And some of us like to do as we please. However some of you want everybody to do what you think is right. So we get these social management videos.

    fillinman1fillinman12 tuntia sitten
  • No waiting lines at my garage and barn 50 amp 240v plugs! With my current truck, I fill it with gas about every 10 days, and sometimes I am going into the station practically empty on my way home after 12-14hrs working. When I have an EV truck, I will just plug it in when I get home, and unplug before I pull out. No worries! Granted, this does not help people without garages, or on long trips. So it will be a while before EV is for everyone.

    DellsDad86DellsDad863 tuntia sitten
  • for myself, a series-hybrid is the way to go. pure electric range of about 150miles/241km and the ability to charge "on the roll" with an onboard generator - most likely some kind of a variable-fuel advanced gas turbine that does nothing but spin a generator - and that "petrol-fueled" range being at least another 150mi/241km. this would allow the flexibility of running on pure electric in cities where low-altitude pollution is an issue, and either fast charging at a public charger or overnight charging at home, with the ability to perform long-distance travel and breach the gaps in the charging infrastructure. i really do not care about performance - a nice, lazy 8 seconds to 62mph/100kmh is plenty quick off the line! improved pulling power or acceleration could be done with a two- or three-speed planetary gearset between the motors and the wheels.

    The Mitton MethodThe Mitton Method3 tuntia sitten
  • Those "hefty tax credits" do NOT make up for the cost of charging electric vehicles at home in certain city areas .

    New Level AutoNew Level Auto3 tuntia sitten
  • Charging format is what I still see having issues even far into the future, won't chargers have evolutions in time? Different charging methods require different plug types and such? I can see there being issues with "My car has X port but the closest charger to me is a C port and i'm low on fuel" sort of problem. Obviously thats the case now in the US but couldn't that continue to be a problem?

    bwax687bwax6873 tuntia sitten
  • Though electric cars will likely replace gasoline powered cars, the term *Supercharger* will continue to live on though significantly redefined.

    Mark NCMark NC4 tuntia sitten
  • I can go 400 miles on one tank of fuel in my 1/4 ton truck and 800 with my 3/4 ton truck. I will only consider buying a electric vehicle if you can give me those ranges with a empty to full time of 10 minutes max. Stopping every 100 miles or so is very inconvenient and ultimatly a waste of time adding to the travel time unnecessarily.

    quazy1328quazy13285 tuntia sitten
  • Expensive? No. Range? Teslas have great range.

    HeardButNotSeenHeardButNotSeen5 tuntia sitten
  • but.... you plug in your car to electricity and that electricity is almost certainly attained through oil/gas, and coal. I love the idea but it doesn't actually solve anything. It does however market the idea of switching much better to the public, which in turn powers the alternative energy industry.

    David StordalDavid Stordal5 tuntia sitten
  • Build charger in car, as in the charger is in the car already,toyota

    Well CabledrillerWell Cabledriller5 tuntia sitten
  • Charge my li ion prius plug in on front porch outlet 110

    Well CabledrillerWell Cabledriller5 tuntia sitten
  • From the info here EV's will remain a non event for a long time yet. Looks like to 2030 deadline to stop combustion engine production will be blown right out. 2050 anyone?

    jimmyjimmy5 tuntia sitten
  • The average cost of a pay-at-the-pump fuel dispenser is $22,000 ,there is not a lot of difference between that and a charger.

    Paul GPaul G5 tuntia sitten
  • Good video...I wonder when all is said and done...so far there has been no impact on Co2 levels from ev's...and will there be any impact...considering that humans only produce around 3 % of all the Co2 in the atmosphere...cars contribute bugger all to that number...20 of the largest super tankers use more fuel than all the cars in the world and there is a lot of those, so I figure for all the marketing and chest beating...ev's won't have any impact on Co2 levels..

    Steven CarterSteven Carter5 tuntia sitten
  • It's tragic that Tesla effectively created (made relevant) a market, created a standard, encouraged others to use that standard for free and the others just decided "nah we'd rather make our own" and now people pick on Tesla for not bending the knee.

    Citrus LumpCitrus Lump5 tuntia sitten
  • I can't imagine why one charging outlet can't be accessed by any car with a simple adapter. $500 for an adapter is ridiculous. The people designing the charging stations need to get together and come up with a standard. You didn't mention the cost of charging. The design of the charging station can affect the efficiency of the charging process and thus, the cost for the electricity. What is the cost per mile for "fuel" in a Tesla 3?

    JimA AndersJimA Anders5 tuntia sitten
  • put a windmill on the roof of your EV that'll charge another set of batts as you drive

    Wayland JenningsWayland Jennings6 tuntia sitten
  • As someone who's been criticised for "speaking like William Shatner," it pains me to say that - as interesting as your subject matter and through your coverage is... you're delivering like William Shatner. Read like you're talking to a well-informed friend, not a recalcitrant 4th grader.

    Steve JordanSteve Jordan6 tuntia sitten
  • They never talk about the problem of cold weather on the efficiency of batteries and how they lose about 60% of their power in freezing temperatures. Also, when batteries are "quick charged" they get much hotter than when charged correctly. This is not only dangerous if you don't let the battery cool down before driving, but also dramatically reduces the overall life of the battery. In other words, the more you quick charge the battery, the sooner it wears out, and they are very expensive. Not the mention how even hybrids drive like tanks with wheels. Drove a Toyota recently and it was horrible. I would hate to drive it in the winter because its so heavy down low of the CG of the vehicle that if it slides on ice or snow, it will just slide until it hits something because the car didn't have enough power to get it out of any type of skid using the gas pedal. Too primitive tech to consider it yet.

    DriftRacer BDriftRacer B6 tuntia sitten
  • yeah great for the electric grid too eh?

    Strictly for the birdsStrictly for the birds7 tuntia sitten
  • This vid does not taken into account that behaviour will change. People will drip charge EVs such as overnight from the driveway. Even now, no lets a tank drop to empty before filling.

    John BurnsJohn Burns7 tuntia sitten
  • My country just start to do it

    Tech & KomsanTech & Komsan7 tuntia sitten
  • Fast chargers and all that bolonga are not the answer. The answer is quick change precharged battery stations and effecient, light, quiet small engine onboard chargers for continuous run to extend distances. Faster charging batteries will reach a peak eventually. The problem for you and industry is the screw factor. Industry has to be able to screw you or they will not design and build it. Tessa for example. Buy a used one. Fix it yourself. Tesla doesn't like that. They turn off your ability to charge the car you own. You own their car and they own you! THE SCREW FACTOR! It's not that the technology doesn't exist. It just hasn't reached the point where it can keep you poor, penniless and on their hook. Then and only then will most cars be electric. Keep voting green. They can just legislate you poor and penniless and tell you you will drive electric because they say so.

    Kirk LucasKirk Lucas7 tuntia sitten
  • Car manufacturers could also consider applying solar panels to the car roof to help with charging and range.

    Heavy PanzerHeavy Panzer8 tuntia sitten
  • I THINK I JUST LEARNED EXACTLY WHY MY IPHONE BLEW UP WHEN I MODIFIED IT TO PLUG INTO A WALL OUTLET

    A320 CAT3DUALA320 CAT3DUAL8 tuntia sitten
  • The good news is that "most people" and "most driving" does not need a supercharger within 4 minutes from where they live. Why... you ask. Because 80% of people have a charging option where they live. The have a 20 amp or 30 amp capacity. This more than meets the needs of most of the driving people actually do. Only when traveling longer distances do we need access to faster charging. That network is coming along. Tesla is already there.

    ken traskken trask8 tuntia sitten
    • One issue in many cities around north america (and europe) is that new construction of condominium towers or even detatched housing is that the required parking spaces:units ratio has dropped to below 1:1 over the past 20 years... Vancouver BC is at 0.8:1 currently, which means that not everyone who lives in said building CAN have a personal vehicle! Another very significant issue is that the electrical grid simply cannot support the demand that changing over to even 50% of vehicles being electric!

      The Mitton MethodThe Mitton Method3 tuntia sitten
  • I think the current marketing / outlook for electric cars is wrong The marketing is aimed at replacing the internal combustion engine totally What we should be looking at is a small electric car with approx 100 km range to drive to work do shopping etc short trips and keep the ice for trips/ long distance work This would be easier to re charge from the home and can fill the mundane driving and leave trips for our current driving fleet People who live in the outback in Australia- the outlook for electric vehicles is just so impractical Whereas in the city it’s totally do able We should be looking at small electric cars to get rid of gas vehicles from urban areas and leave gas powered vehicles for long trips till the technology is there Re charging a vehicle with 150 to 200 kw battery both takes way too long and sucks way too much from the grid in the short term to be practical on a long trip Concentrate on what is practical let the future take care of itself Big Tesla cars aren’t the market they should be targeting

    Scott DeanScott Dean8 tuntia sitten
  • Bolt, not Volt. BOLT with a B. Thumbs down for an inexcusable mistake.

    Justine HauptJustine Haupt8 tuntia sitten
  • Solid state batteries are the future of EV

    Matthew SgambatiMatthew Sgambati8 tuntia sitten
    • more specifically, battery swapping

      Matthew SgambatiMatthew Sgambati8 tuntia sitten
  • Fuck electric cars and long live Oil and Coal, the undisputed true kings of energy production!

    Charles FerdinandCharles Ferdinand9 tuntia sitten
  • One thing about electric cars that folks do not know. If the vehicle is involved in a serious accident and the fire department is called, they have to send a special crew and fire truck to the scene because of the hazardous gases that batteries emit. Some of those gases are explosive. Naturally aspirated gas engines are not a problem because the technology has been around for so long they can handle leaking petrol and are trained to handle it. Most of the emergency vehicles are equipped for it but not so with all electric cars. If you get into a accident in a Volt, Nissan, Toyota Prius etc, you are screwed.

    568843daw568843daw9 tuntia sitten
  • That's another reason why I would not buy hybrid or electric cars.

    Brad HaughtonBrad Haughton9 tuntia sitten
  • Forget cars, get a horse, Yeeha!

    Paul McGPaul McG9 tuntia sitten
  • Yeah. Sure. I want to have to stop all the time to charge my car. Who’s research is showing that a majority of people are willing to wait 31 minutes to charge their car? BS.

    Inverted PolarityInverted Polarity9 tuntia sitten
  • So much wrong information in this video.

    Inverted PolarityInverted Polarity9 tuntia sitten
  • EV’s have a very long way to go.

    Inverted PolarityInverted Polarity9 tuntia sitten
  • One way around the lack of Super Chargers for Tesla is using the 50 Amp chargers at RV parks. Some charge, some don’t.

    Brendan HayesBrendan Hayes10 tuntia sitten
  • Batteries are truly an time inefficient vessel of energy as compared to a petrol fuel tank. Wonder when the engineers can overcome this

    柏文台SPM Channel柏文台SPM Channel10 tuntia sitten
  • Ask texas

    Mark HMark H10 tuntia sitten
  • Big problem is "no power" at the outlet

    Mark HMark H10 tuntia sitten
  • Curiosity Stream is trash.

    Michael StricklandMichael Strickland11 tuntia sitten
  • We very badly need to get are S H I T together in US of A

    Dan WilsonDan Wilson11 tuntia sitten
  • Glad that I live in Europe and not some 3rd world country shithole

    seezu84seezu8411 tuntia sitten
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    Kenneth AbelKenneth Abel12 tuntia sitten
  • The problem with charging EVs is that the power grids in many countries simply do not have the capacity to charge them in massive numbers, and there is no way that the ecomentalists are going to let places like Texas fire up their old power plants to produce enough power. The federal government refused to allow Texas power companies to use those older power plants to prevent loss of life in the worst freeze emergency Texas has seen in the last 200 years. And the ecomentalists don't want clean nuclear power plants to exist. So how do they expect to generate enough power to charge all of these electric vehicles when the wind doesn't blow enough & the sun doesn't shine enough? Are they going to destroy more ocean habitats & wildlife to build giant lithium battery power walls at the US southern border?

    HarbingerHarbinger12 tuntia sitten
  • Why can't you use super capacitors and a generator to power an electric car?

    John SavageJohn Savage12 tuntia sitten
  • Lmao that’s so true I live 3 mins to the closest gas station and 25 mins to the nearest charging station.

    PhixiqPhixiq13 tuntia sitten
  • BS. Everyone would buy a Tesla model 3 in a second, with its current base range, but it needs to be $20K

    miomio13 tuntia sitten
  • Wake me up when we get there...

    Simple SodSimple Sod13 tuntia sitten
  • How long do the batteries themselves last??

    2RRnuts2RRnuts13 tuntia sitten
  • That $57K inverter converts DC to AC to provide standard AC power to run your home from DC batteries. To convert AC to DC requires only rectification which is much simpler and cheaper.

    knavekidknavekid13 tuntia sitten
  • The future world will look like this: E Vs everywhere Gas company switch to electric (electric stations will be at the places where you got your gas) Fast Charging (advance tech) (takes the amount of time you would fill a gas operated car) Price is like the gas cars we have today

    RickersonYT -RobloxRickersonYT -Roblox13 tuntia sitten
  • RNG vehicles are 300% cleaner than electric vehicles certified by CARB and the EPA. Range is 700 miles for the RNG F150. Gasoline backup to RNG allows the greater range.

    pgstockspgstocks13 tuntia sitten
  • Electric vehicles are a good idea but like the man said the infrastructure here is lacking. I live in north Carolina and there use to be charging stations at many rest areas on the interstate highways but the state took all of them out. There also needs to be some level of standardization in charging stations and battery configuration. We don't have an EV and don't plan to have one, we do have a small gasoline vehicle that we use to run errands on and take short road trips, it gets 43 MPG and didn't cost us $36,000.00. The EV infrastructure is similar to vehicles running on alternative fuels such as natural gas or propane. A nearby town has buses and garbage trucks running on compressed natural gas but they had to install a compressor station to fuel them. Maybe they will get it figured out one day, then they will have to figure out how to get the power grid in shape to support the EV infrastructure.

    Frederick TaylorFrederick Taylor13 tuntia sitten
  • Great video, but, like many others you aren't covering one thing: the efficiency of the charging. No one electrochemical process is 100% effective. So to charge 50 kWh car battery during 30 minutes, you in fact will need 50/0.9 makes about 56 kWh ( considering 90% charging efficiency ) and doing that in 30 minutes will produce about 12 kW heat which can considerably heat up your car battery. Of course car batteries have cooling systems, but despite that, there is serious concern that the fast charging will decrease the life of the battery. And you are paying not only for charge in your battery but also for heating air.

    Imants JansonsImants Jansons13 tuntia sitten
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    zeke zhenzeke zhen13 tuntia sitten
  • Range is one problem, inherent in EV's. The only solution is a high-speed recharger or a system of battery switch-outs where you turn in the empty battery and immediately grab a recharged one. This would actually be much faster than your average gas fill-up. One future solution is the advanced quantum carbon battery, one with incredible density that would allow the lifetime mileage of the vehicle to be imbedded into a battery only a few hundred pounds. But, that's up to 100 years off...It's ironic too; this whole industry started about 100 years ago, with carbon batteries.

    thomas aquinasthomas aquinas13 tuntia sitten
  • I think this is great if this is what consumers really want, I only have two issues. First: If this is what consumers are demanding, why are you taking $7,000 out of my pocket to get you to buy a EV, Second: Why is it the tax payers job to build charging stations, they don't use my money to build gas stations. If there is a real demand, great bring it on.

    Willaim HigginsWillaim Higgins14 tuntia sitten
  • Where do the chargers get their power from?

    count69count6914 tuntia sitten
  • Have to echo some of the other comments: the confusion here between "inverter" (incorrect) and "rectifier" (correct) was extremely off-putting to someone who knows this kind of engineering. Not only that, but since this piece of technology is at the core of what you're talking about, it led to even more blatantly misleading claims (e.g. showing the price/size of a 250kW inverter, which is completely irrelevant; that's something you'd put in e.g. a solar array which produces DC to connect it to the AC grid). Honestly, this video is misleading enough to justify taking it down and reworking it.

    immcintoshimmcintosh14 tuntia sitten
  • Great video and explanation - we have a war of the wall warts effectively. and one cannot reverse engineer any one companies charging system to build an adapter for the others. Pesky patents and no WW/govt standards. Its a free for all - Feels like the old VHS vs BETAMAX all over again.

    Ron MRon M15 tuntia sitten
  • Why would I wait 31 minutes to charge for what 200 miles of range when I can fill my 25 gallon fuel tank get 550 mile range and do the fill up in 5-7 minutes & pay a premium vehicle cost to do it? I don’t get it 31 minutes needs to be 500 mile range for 7 minutes charge time. Doable?

    Ken HamannKen Hamann15 tuntia sitten
  • E vehicles are BS as they are totally wasteful and can’t compare with my Fiat 500 Sport !

    N ZN Z15 tuntia sitten
  • Until an EV can do everything an ICE can in the same amount of time, I want nothing of it. 20 more years are probably needed to mature the tech to match realistic expectations.

    Wayfaring ManWayfaring Man15 tuntia sitten
  • With debt and inflation rising, don’t expect prices on anything to drop. Especially, batteries and energy cost.

    Joe VolbyJoe Volby15 tuntia sitten
  • Mining for lithium is dirty business. Disposing of lithium batteries is dirty business. Creating the electricity to charge lithium batteries with is dirty business, I see nothing clean about EV's.

    Random 549Random 54915 tuntia sitten
  • Can't the charging problem be mitigated with cheaper and lighter batteries? If the batteries become lighter, the car consumes less. If the batteries become cheaper, we can fit more of them. With that, charging 50% in 15 minutes would charge more (maybe not proportionally, but more), even if it needs a more powerful supercharger. My point is: If Tesla Model 3 had three times the number of batteries and you took off some weight from the car, wouldn't it be able to charge at least double of what it does now in 15 minutes, and achieve the mileage goal?

    Eduardo AbreuEduardo Abreu15 tuntia sitten
  • The price of model 3 should be reduced to the one of toyota corolla, then Tesla will become the dominant car manufacture nobody can beat

    Eric ChenEric Chen16 tuntia sitten
  • Thank God I live in Europe !!! The standards war is no joke !

    Christopher HORTONChristopher HORTON16 tuntia sitten
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  • It is funny for me as a european to see how (geographicly) limited this video is. The cost of driving electric versus filthy is, on our continent, influenced by environmentally friendly governments. In Norway, for example, half of the new car sales is electric. Every gas station desperately wants to be able to have the electric facility, and over 80% of them delivers electricity. I guess the former US government did little to promote cleaner cars. In quite a few european inner cities acces with diesel cars will be limited within a few years. we expect limitations on the other fossil fuells in 10 to 15 years. In Europe about 95% of car trips is less than 100km, so a roundtrip is easily possible with a 300km range.

    Jacob van der MeulenJacob van der Meulen16 tuntia sitten
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    • What?

      Citrus LumpCitrus Lump6 tuntia sitten
  • INVERTERS are used for DC/AC coversion, RECTIFIERS are for AC/DC.

    Danko DnevicDanko Dnevic17 tuntia sitten
  • Try charging that car on a solar panel not fossil fuels see how it works out😂

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    john doejohn doe18 tuntia sitten
  • There is so much wrong with your logic and electrical knowledge that I don't know where to begin. Suffice to say I am blocking your channel

    Leo LeydekkersLeo Leydekkers18 tuntia sitten
  • EV's suck! To manufacture batteries and build EV's you need fossil fuels! Natural gas is the best alternative!

    crivera2354crivera235418 tuntia sitten
  • Cant even keep the lights on when it gets cold, can you imagine the drain on the grid if every other person had an electric car..LOL

    CSXRockfordCSXRockford18 tuntia sitten
    • 30% more grid power over the next 2 decades is all that is needed. It will be easy and the utilities will be glad to sell us more electricity. Not to mention they offer incentives to use more off peak power right now in most states. I installed my own personally, will pay for itself in 6 years.

      whattheschmidtwhattheschmidt2 tuntia sitten
    • Can't keep the lights on when it's hot either. And the much vaulted solar isn't available at night, when most people want to charge their commute vehicles.

      Robert BallRobert Ball6 tuntia sitten
  • What about the power grid can’t take hundreds of millions electric cars in one night

    Your MotherYour Mother18 tuntia sitten
  • Why can't we have one standard? 😶

    Allen HymanAllen Hyman18 tuntia sitten
  • Video ends asking: US Government does other infrastructure, why not chargers? Answer: Big Oil. (?)

    Gary WarnerGary Warner18 tuntia sitten
  • so the history shows us Musk is the Edison of electric cars, not the Tesla as he claims to be

    PavPav19 tuntia sitten
  • 15 minute charge time would still mean huge queues unless the number of charge points is multiple of gas.

    JackertyJackerty19 tuntia sitten
  • Obviously America doesn't do these things Europe does because that would be communism. Okay, serious question now. Would it help to have a DC electricity network to avoid the converting? Where I live, this electricity is available because our trams and trolleybuses run with DC power which means we have a 600 V network in our city and some others throughout the country.

    JonistanJonistan19 tuntia sitten
  • My country would never sponsor or subsidise EVs because traditional vehicles, although polluting, generates massive wealth for the government in the form of taxes. They very well know their extravagant bills like throwinggiant parties and holidays in Mauritius will stop getting funds

    Sahil SharmaSahil Sharma19 tuntia sitten
  • Charging is certainly a big issue for EVs. Not only competing and incompatible standards but also the inability of many to charge at home. It is estimated that here in the UK over a third of homes have no off-street parking. This is a combination of flats (ie apartments), terraced houses and HMOs (houses in multiple occupation). It's not even just a question of having trailing leads across footpaths, I often have to park a considerable distance from home. Until you can *guarantee* availability of public charging points wherever and whenever needed, EVs are going to remain largely the preserve of those who have off street parking at home. Once the charging issue is solved, that just leaves cost. $36k may be a tipping point price in the US but I doubt it would cut much ice here (bearing in mind this is more than the average annual income both in the US and UK), even putting aside the fact that relatively few consumers actually buy from new--fleet managers account for around 60% of the UK new car market. When I am able to go out and buy a used EV for under £1000 that I can run for 5 years without significant maintenance costs (yes, I'm looking at you, replacement battery!) then maybe they might be a realistic proposition for the majority. For the record, of the 20 or so cars I've owned (or had exclusive use of), only 3 were bought from new and two of those were company cars. My last car cost £500, ran for 5 years without any maintenance beyond tyres, oil and brakes and was scrapped at 21 years old at which point I got £270 back from the breakers. Even allowing for the cost differential between petrol/diesel and electricity, EVs have a long way to go for the cost conscious driver.

    Paul MorrisPaul Morris20 tuntia sitten
  • Inverter rectifier. Important difference. You really should know about these things if you're going to upload these kind of videos. Just sayin'.

    Mark WalshMark Walsh20 tuntia sitten
  • In Europe gasoline costs a whole lot more: That is why there are more charging stations. Yet still having "twice as many charging stations as t he US" is hardly something to brag about because "twice the number" is still way too few chargers: NOBODY wants to drive 50 miles to charge their EV, that then has be driven back the same 50 miles for a round trip of doing nothing else but filling the car. EV's are not non-polluting, they just leave their pollution in somebody else's backyard.

    radzewiczradzewicz20 tuntia sitten
  • Ask Texas if they fancy having to rely on EV's.

    Robert LincolnRobert Lincoln21 tunti sitten
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