The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

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  1. Cordel Wieberg
    Cordel Wieberg
    18 minuten geleden

    That low key burn how he basically says the us Government is shit. So true

  2. wrangler548
    Uur geleden

    Fact IS that today's electric power grid couldn't possibly provide enough current to power even 7% of battery powered cars , any more would black out the power grid . Battery powered vehicles don't have the torque or tractability of internal combustion powered vehicles .

  3. mizzouxc
    Uur geleden

    When they can haul a bass boat 450 miles, top the tank off in 5-10 minutes, they'll be viable. Until then, EV's are just a toy for city folk.

  4. Ryan Chapp
    Ryan Chapp
    Uur geleden

    wouldnt adding a second charge port on the car help with charging so say 2 250kwh chargers charging the car do it

  5. mizzouxc
    Uur geleden

    Cow dung has a 17X higher energy density than lithium ion batteries. To put it in perspective, a 50kWh battery is the equivalent to1.39 gallons of gas. A great feat of efficiency, but terrible energy density. You need a REALLY large cable to carry this much current!

  6. Serf Ally
    Serf Ally
    2 uur geleden

    Ya, whew who wants to save $ 30 bucks in 1/2 hour at SuperCharger. Brake pads that last 220 miles. Then charging in garage ...omg overnights charge $ 4.50 roughly for me for 300 miles. You ? Do the math dudes if you CAN. I KNOW rugged,eh ?

    3 uur geleden

    People forget it took almost 50 plus years for the gas engine to fully catch on and an additional 20 to take off. So we’re looking at based on the popularity of gas Probably another 50 years to meet or surpass the gas engine Plus the electric car has to become more reliable Drive farther Charge faster And all chargers have to All work together/no guessing if my car will or won’t work on any given Charging station

  8. Kenneth Arntsen
    Kenneth Arntsen
    3 uur geleden

    The irony here is that Tesla invited all car manufactors to join the SuperCharger network, but they wouldn’t do that to hinder Tesla to succeed. Tesla is now provining they will make it without a common collaboration on fast DC chargers. Car manufactorer countries such as Germany and France even changed the common EU standard to create even bigger strain on Tesla. So reality is that we have the poor charging network we deserve. If it was not for Tesla going forward and proove they will wipe out all competition alone, other manufactorer wouln’t produce electric cars at all if they could choose that. They was even fooling everybody with this hydrogen bluff for the longest time to make as much uncertainty about battery electric car as possible. VW dieselgate, criminal Audi directors and all other manufactorer actually doing the same crimes, I think they deserve to be punished hard in the merketplace by Tesla.

  9. Alex Zetsu
    Alex Zetsu
    3 uur geleden

    I don't care if a car costs $36,000, $25,000, or even $11,000 I'm not getting car with a range less than 320 miles because public transportation sucks in US so I need a large range.

  10. Henry Espinosa
    Henry Espinosa
    3 uur geleden

    One obvious solution that wasn’t mentioned in the video is that an alternative way to charge the electric vehicle is the way that is done in China by simply replacing the discharged battery with a fully charged one. In that system, you would take your ev to an ev charging station where they would replace your depleted battery for one that is already charged. The changing of electric batteries shouldn’t take longer than you would in filling up your gas tank with a conventional internal combustion engine. Then the ev charging stations would fully charge all the depleted batteries that were exchanged for the ones that were already charged.

  11. Reality Check
    Reality Check
    3 uur geleden

    This video fails on a most important point: the EVs DON’T reduce pollution. The production of such batteries are producing pollution in places other than where they are intended to be used.

    1. Chris Robalino
      Chris Robalino
      28 minuten geleden

      Not in my neighborhood, but it’s OK in yours.

  12. George Cowie
    George Cowie
    4 uur geleden

    What if everyone had a EV and plugges in at the same time?

  13. david
    4 uur geleden

    Thanks for a great "glass is half empty" video. You make a lot of good points, but every technology change is accompanied with inconvenience. As an EV owner (Chevy Bolt), I have found that the challenges you mention are all surmountable with a little bit of planning and forethought. Sure, I'd love to have more range, but, personally, I don't mind stopping for a 1 to 1-2/2 hr charge every 200 miles or so. I take a walk, and get a meal. I realize that not everyone can do this, but I love it! You make a few points that really don't hold water with me: First, and most obvious, you refer to a "Volt" in several places; that's the older Chevy PHEV, the Bolt is the pure EV. You also claim that the "Volt" (actually Bolt), does not have fast charge capacity, but my 2017 absolutely does, and I use it on all long trips (some early models didn't, but they all do now). You talk about DC fast charger stations being expensive, costing between $250-350K, but how does that compare to the many millions of dollars, increased footprint, and environmental damage caused by building a gas station?! You claim that Tesla would need to build 31K fast charging stations to meet demand, but ignore the fact that there are several other fast charging companies installing tens of thousands of new stations per year at this point. Checkpoint, EV-Go, Electrify America, etc. are all installing, and Teslas can use them as well (with some exceptions). Finally, range anxiety will start to fall by the wayside in about a year or two, as new EV's approach 500 mile range and faster charging times ... and those will only increase with each passing year. So ... yes, there are challenges, but the advantages of EVs are already so great that I will never again consider buying an ICE based car, and that seems to be the conclusion of anyone who's ever driven one. Though I appreciate your concerns, I see the glass as 3/4 full, rather than half empty.

  14. Roman Galas
    Roman Galas
    4 uur geleden

    Stop making electric stations & electric cars....It’s not cost effective without government subsidy & our government is loosing control to govern being they are spending excessively & destroying our economy.

  15. USA Pitbull
    USA Pitbull
    5 uur geleden

    lol 😂 I’m a tow truck driver I tow 8 EV cars every week ran out of power so I tow it to the charger site lol 😂

  16. Performance Photography
    Performance Photography
    5 uur geleden

    who the hell said yes to 30 min wait time to have 3 quarter of Battery charged????? no one in their right mind would say yes to that, also most ppl want their cars to go as far as possible on one tank. enter the diesel car and you have more than 600km range.

  17. John Jackson
    John Jackson
    5 uur geleden

    The receptive fiction microregionally dust because snowstorm genomically consider despite a acid loss. nappy, likeable fertilizer

  18. planner812
    5 uur geleden

    You need a car that can go 350 AT LEAST without any charging and 15 minutes to fully charge to get people to buy them Right now a car is only 36000 dollars because the government has subsidized the cost you need 36000 with out the government Now everybody needs a convenient place to charge them I am not even addressing the repair costs or car accidents The car is one big battery as the steam car was one big radiator You left out a whole bunch of stuff

  19. Ut V
    Ut V
    5 uur geleden

    This can be a big problem. Before EVs are massively rolled out, we also need to make sure that EVs use a clean energy source - nuk e , wind, solar etc

  20. Charles Taylor
    Charles Taylor
    5 uur geleden

    Well if their going to rely on renewables to supply electric , there wouldn’t be enough to power our kettles let alone charge a useless elec car !

  21. ArizVern
    6 uur geleden

    You don't understand, ninety percent of all EV charging is done at home (at night). Home solar really helps also.

  22. Kamal A. AL-Humaidi
    Kamal A. AL-Humaidi
    6 uur geleden

    I think hybrid de facto is the only current solution on the horizon. Please advise.

  23. social3ngin33rin
    7 uur geleden

    The problem is the Republican party + oil oligopoly

  24. sosnax1
    8 uur geleden

    Thas unfied laws in EU is one of the reason i love and hate to be in EU. Love becouse of unified formats, no passports, tax free shippeent between countries, but sometimes they dictade ridiculus laws and u have to apply them...

  25. edward lee
    edward lee
    12 uur geleden

    There will be 40 people wait on line just for one charger to be available

  26. edward lee
    edward lee
    12 uur geleden

    Even 31 minutes will not work, think about that if I drove an EV from San Francisco to New York , with a range say 300 miles, I need to charge 8 times at least from SF to New York , with 31 minutes of charging time , it will take me 4 hours to charge the EV, what is worse I also need to wait on line for the Charger to be available , which means if will most likely take me 8 hours just to charge the car on my way, that is not accetable at all

  27. Pacific Neuroscience Institute
    Pacific Neuroscience Institute
    12 uur geleden

    Main issue with this video is the assumption that everybody who owns EVs wants or needs to drive long distances. The vast majority of urban commutes are less than 40 miles. Hence, charging can be handled at home or work charging stations. The calculation should be made of EV and ICE owners to see average daily mileage and what the demand would be. Infrastructure improvement is necessary, but likely not at the vast capacity suggested in this video

  28. Glenn Shoemake
    Glenn Shoemake
    13 uur geleden

    In Europe, Tesla CCS is proprietary and i cannot charge my Model 3 on a non-Tesla CCS charger. However you can use Mennekes, which is the European standard. The government sponsored free DC fast chargers have 3 plugs (Chademo, CCS and Mennekes), however the free charging at the shopping centers are almost always only Mennekes.

  29. kubanskiloewe
    13 uur geleden

    i give a shit to e-cars and cant wait refueling at a empty gasoline station with having a nice chat to the girl behind the desk ...greetings from germany

  30. Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylor
    13 uur geleden

    Nicely done, subscribed.

  31. Lone Maus
    Lone Maus
    14 uur geleden

    It’s all about sound baby I love the v8 , I don’t want to hear a microwave when I drive

  32. Streetfangz53
    14 uur geleden

    Hydrogen fuel cells solve the charging issue. They can have a full charge in 5 minutes.

  33. Ethan Harvest
    Ethan Harvest
    14 uur geleden

    I do like however you put Wesson's name in there but you chose to leave out teslas entirely

  34. Ethan Harvest
    Ethan Harvest
    14 uur geleden

    No it's not just this bill should be between whether not we're gonna be able to be driving our own cars I need to buy or trade vehicles which will inevitably be the next type of vehicle look at China and then do this with you again

  35. Ethan Harvest
    Ethan Harvest
    14 uur geleden

    Oh OK so what you're saying is the most difficult time to charge is when people spend the most time in their houses OK so show me a real problem

  36. Ethan Harvest
    Ethan Harvest
    14 uur geleden

    Yeah, you should probably do some of that research because you're way off so far… I was hoping us story/video was like from five years ago? But what were you getting this from? I mean my money in the stock market so I know that you're dead off but what are you getting this from?

  37. Interferon
    14 uur geleden

    Inverters are expensive. But they aren't used for DC charging. They are used to convert DC to AC. Rectifiers are used to convert AC to DC and they are dirt cheap. What they use to regulate the charging current could be expensive though...

  38. Interferon
    15 uur geleden

    The government doesn't need to build charging stations. But they should incentivize standardizing plugs. The thing that sucks is that Tesla's plug design is much superior in both current capacity and simplicity compared to the other legacy plugs, but Tesla won't give away its plug patent. Nor will it allow third parties to buy Superchargers with their own capital and participate in the Tesla Supercharger network. Elon says that Tesla's main mission is to accelerate the adaption of electric vehicles. They could have made a huge step in that direction by using their market muscle to get everyone on the planet on the same DC plug standard. And it wouldn't have cost them hardly anything.

  39. Jason Odom
    Jason Odom
    15 uur geleden

    I don’t like how you say outlet

  40. GDP
    15 uur geleden

    @wendoverproductions great production, but riddled with errors. The Bolt (not Volt) *does* have DC Fast Charge capability, just the cheaper trim doesn’t. Similarly, the Leaf has different trims, the base range is ~150, the + trim offers over 200. As others have pointed out, the Volt is a PHEV that has been discontinued. All Level 1 and 2 Charging (the majority of EV infrastructure) is AC. DC Fast chargers can be paired (usually are), like the CPE250 you referenced, thus delivering twice the amount of kW if just one car is using the stations. Nit-picking aside, the biggest hurdle for infrastructure is developers who continue building sites w/o the adequate electrical service to easily retrofit EV stations... soooooo much money would be saved by simply changing the 208/240V building standard to 480V, and pre-running conduit/wire *before* laying asphalt/concrete. Regardless, the vast majority of Charging will take place at the residence... a car is like a house cat, over 90% of its life, it is napping or lounging (parked doing absolutely nothing, or in the case of an EV, charging). J-plug and CCS plugs will win, but there are compelling V2G advantages to CHAdeMO, but this too will evolve. If you haven’t heard of V2G, I think it’ll revolutionize the consumer + utility relationship. Lastly, I’d highly recommend listening to Tony Seba lectures to catch a glimpse at what’s up ahead.

  41. MrJohnisthename
    16 uur geleden

    Build a recharging generator into each axle so that whenever the wheels are turning they recharge the battery

  42. chinese redneck
    chinese redneck
    16 uur geleden

    Chevy BOLT not Volt?? Volt is a "plug-in hybrid" and not "EV", has about 300mi range, and hasn't been in production since 2019 and can't charge with a CCS plug?? And "BOLT" is $36,500. Silhouette is a Volt not a Bolt. Not sure which one you are speaking about.

  43. Faye Ming-Flagit
    Faye Ming-Flagit
    16 uur geleden

    At least as far as Teslas are concerned, I won't buy one because I associate them with elitist douchebags.

  44. marc ravey
    marc ravey
    17 uur geleden

    What good is that if you have rolling blackouts Ask California Your sales will plateau if there are not enough charging stations

  45. Jin Jiayi
    Jin Jiayi
    17 uur geleden

    True that filling gas tanks are faster, but now that you get to charge at home every day with EV, most of the time you don’t need to go to a charging station, and that charging time doesn’t really matter anyway.

  46. New Chaotic Order
    New Chaotic Order
    17 uur geleden

    what is going to happen is a huge surge of buying ev's then its going to be a pain to maintain and charge and all of that....then people will buy non ev's while the ev stations are built but no one has any ev's anymore to charge and thus the stations will go out of biz too...and it will just be a huge waste of money the problem is powering the charging stations...that power has to come somewhere...and with democrats and the woke left wanting to get rid of fossil fuels and have no idea what to replace that with but magical unicorn power we are screwed.... i hear not one single woke left democrat speaking anything about fusion power or 6th and 7th gen nuclear power plants or being imaginative and creative and thinking of new ways of making coal almost totally clean as solar or wind.... instead we have these idiots out there just saying get rid of this and dont know anything...they are just heading our society into total collapse... we need to keep fossil fuels figure out how to make them cleaner and research heavily into new nuclear energy, fusion and far out ideas with making gasoline have zero emissions

  47. CharlieSAV
    17 uur geleden

    this video does fail to mention most electric cars have to option to charge at home so the four minute average could be eliminated completely. The problem would then become are chargers equally dispersed?

  48. Fred Derf
    Fred Derf
    17 uur geleden

    OK, here’s something I have been telling people for years in regards to electric cars. Suppose all electric cars were built to accept a standard battery pallet that could be easily removed from the vehicle and a fully charged pallet installed in a matter of minutes. We already have a network of fill stations throughout the country in the form of gas stations who could have a charging bay where charged battery pallets would be kept. You pull in and release the locks on your battery pallet. The attendant rolls out the depleted pallet, which goes onto the charging rack and rolls a fresh, charged pallet into your car. You pay and drive out. Possibly taking no longer than it does to fill your gas tank. Until it is that fast, Americans just ain’t gonna sit around waiting for a car to charge.

  49. Matt
    18 uur geleden

    The Government in the US does offer funding, and other programs to install EV chargers...

  50. Matt
    18 uur geleden

    That denver to dallas route was fixed like a week after the video.

  51. Brian Lopez
    Brian Lopez
    18 uur geleden

    OR we could all mostly Stay Home to limit the spread of Carbon, except for the wealthy owners of electric cars.

  52. Tom G
    Tom G
    18 uur geleden

    At least 30 minutes to "fill the tank"??? So only useful for short trips, not for many Americans' needs.

  53. invisibletape1
    18 uur geleden

    So many people Iive in apartments and have to park in the street. I guess they'll have to use a long extension cord.

  54. Neil MacKenzie
    Neil MacKenzie
    18 uur geleden

    Takes , maybe five minutes to fill an empty gas tank and your on your way . Sure beats a ten hour wait for a full charge , why not make standard size battery packs , and swap out low or dead batteries for fully charged ones. You would only have to wait a few minutes . Same cost for everyone for a fully charged battery with a rebate for the amount of charge left in your old battery . That would make it as convenient to take a trip with either gas or electric car

  55. Neil MacKenzie
    Neil MacKenzie
    19 uur geleden

    My cell phone won't charge f the temperature is low . Will my EV charge if it is out side in the winter time . Temperatures below -20c are common from December till mid March where I live . Will I have to push my Tesla into my living room to charge it ?

  56. TZAZ Arizona
    TZAZ Arizona
    19 uur geleden

    That's all we need more government control, when the market will correct the problem in due time. Why not have government build more gas station and that would lower gas prices, don't forget electricity is not pollution free and don't spout the renewable BS that won't solve the problem.There is only one sure clean energy, nuke generation.

  57. noel leonard
    noel leonard
    19 uur geleden

    I wouldn't buy a 36 grand vehicle of any kind, that's for ignorant people.

  58. tony stout
    tony stout
    20 uur geleden

    Hoping the Us government works out the logistics of infrastructure for electric vehicle charging is a laugh. For being called the United States, there is nothing united about us. Take, for example, the mes that was the 2020 presidential election: See how feds would not step in even when massive evidence accumulated for fraud and conspiracy, instead leaving it up to corrupt individual state legislatures? Yep, that's how coherent and ineffective our system is.

  59. Jim Shafer
    Jim Shafer
    20 uur geleden

    The idea that EVs need 290 miles of range depends on the ignorance of the public. All the range you need is enough to get to the next bathroom or eating stop. My wife and I like to stop every 2 hours (about 160 miles on western interstate). So a range of 200 miles is enough to travel almost anywhere in the USA.

  60. jon ericson
    jon ericson
    20 uur geleden

    don,t charge them at the same time in same town but every body can get gas in town at the same time

  61. Chris Abraham
    Chris Abraham
    21 uur geleden

    Battery power pack system is better rather than plug in. Where do you plug in when you run out of power in the middle of nowhere, you can be rescued with a replaceable power pack like being saved with a can of petrol. Turn up at a garage and swap your depleted pack for a charged one just as fast as filling with petrol.

  62. Sadnoize
    21 uur geleden

    Did you really just say that Edison battled it out with George Westinghouse’s AC electricity?! Wtf dude, AC electricity was pushed by Nikolai Tesla If you wanted to bring up George Westinghouse you should have replaced Edison with J.P Morgan as then you would have been correct as George Westinghouse funded the Ac market campaign and J.P Morgan funded the DC campaign

  63. doniel2008
    21 uur geleden

    Biden needs to watch this

  64. Sadnoize
    21 uur geleden

    Did you really just say that Edison battled it out with George Westinghouse’s AC electricity?! Wtf dude, AC electricity is Nikolai Tesla’s invention

  65. travis mitchell
    travis mitchell
    21 uur geleden

    The largest issue is the grid capacity. It is estimated that the grid would need to be 3x to 4x the current power to accommodate to concept of 80% EV’s. This does not include the conversion of homes/businesses to all electric power usage. Not to mention the massive addition of land usage for charging parking lots. 80% of homes, on average, park their vehicles on the roadways. Charging these vehicles would require enormous additional infrastructure. There may be a time, but it’s way further than people think.

  66. john jennings
    john jennings
    21 uur geleden

    So i am supposed to spend 40 to 60 k or more to save the environment? That is half the price of my house. These cars pollute just as much when you look at all of the wind mills made of non recyclable petroleum based plastic. The energy used to make solar cells and coal or gas pollution from power plants. The destructive methods to mine lithium and the oil used to make plastic car parts. This is no savings at all financial or environmentally.

  67. Amnesia Iforget
    Amnesia Iforget
    21 uur geleden

    The only thing I want is the aptera and full realization of their promises. 1600 mile range. And the right 30k price. And places to charge throughout the country. So I can visit family. As I will not fly anymore

  68. Caleb
    21 uur geleden

    For people not in the U.S. infrastructure is up to each state (2019) like Illinois Pritzker releases details of $23.5B road construction plan, touted as ‘investing on the front end’ The money will go toward maintaining 4,212 miles of roadways and 9.2 million square feet of bridges, according to the governor’s office. ``According to the governor’s office, 75 percent of the funds are allocated to reconstructing and preserving roadways and bridges, while 16 percent is dedicated “to strategically expanding the system in areas where data have shown the investment will be highly effective.” The rest will go to “necessary traffic and safety improvements.” In total, $7.58 billion will go toward roadway reconstruction and preservation, $4.99 billion to bridge replacements and repairs, $1.59 billion to “safety and system modernizations,” $3.08 billion to strategic expansion of the system and $2.11 billion for system support such as engineering and land acquisition, according to the governor’s office.`` & The road and bridge infrastructure spending is separate from building infrastructure money that will be generated by a massive gambling expansion in the state. The roads and bridges are primarily funded by an increase of the state’s gas tax to 38 cents per gallon from 19 cents, with the tax indexed for inflation going forward. it's like this thinking of European union as one government same with u.s. government While each country in the U.U. like the U.S. States has there own rules and regulations Thats how the u.s. works because it's so large the government over sees the states but states are allowed to do there own thing Also 2018 ``Illinois Has 2,303 Structurally Deficient Bridges: Report``

  69. Tamer 1
    Tamer 1
    21 uur geleden

    To say that EVs are comparable in cost to their IC engine counterparts is BS. A Chevy Bolt or Nissan Leaf costs in excess of $30,000 - 35,000 USD. A comparable subcompact car with an IC engine is about $20,000 USD fully loaded. That 10 to 15,000 dollar difference will buy a lot of gasoline even at the Biden regime inflated price we're now paying. I believe EVs are the future, but the government shouldn't be in the business of picking winners and losers. When it does the winners are big businesses and the same politicians who reap the campaign donations, while the cost falls on the taxpayer who is also forced to pay as the consumer. Thus the taxpayer/consumer gets to pay twice for the same benefit while the politicians corporate cronies reap the profits for little or no cost and the politicians themselves simply rake in the cash and call themselves "statesmen."

  70. Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc
    21 uur geleden

    The U.S. federal government spends all and more of its avaliable money on enriching themselves no infrastructure to keep up with the rest of the world.No high speed rail. all its city's are turning into shitholes.

  71. Captive Thoughts
    Captive Thoughts
    21 uur geleden

    It isn't the Chevy Volt that goes 259 miles, it is the Chevy Bolt. The Volt was a plug in hybrid that at it;s kill date in 2019 could theoretically go 53 miles before the gas engine kicked in. The Bolt is a electric only car with no gas engine.

  72. noneofyou rbeez
    noneofyou rbeez
    22 uur geleden

    shure, if yiu have to drive 30 Miles to get to the next supercharger you wont buy an ev, if you havent got the possibility to charge at a wallbox at home. BUT i think it is stupid to keep yourself from buying an ev because you cannot make all the long distance trips with it. you use your car in 90 percent of the time to commute (within even small evs range). why not borrow a ice car for the long trips? i would gladly chang my diesel car once in a while for a week or so with a fency ev.

  73. Lynn Kurumaji
    Lynn Kurumaji
    22 uur geleden

    I for one do not want to wait 30 minutes to charge a car, I would consider it, if I can charge it at the same rate as I fill with gasoline. and the least travel distance would have to be 300 miles with A/C and other use of electrical fixtures(lights, radio, etc.)

  74. Peter Clark
    Peter Clark
    22 uur geleden

    The industry needs fast battery swap out technology. Drive in, have a coffee, drive out with another fully-charged battery. Minimum two hours apart. (Fatigue breaks) An annual fee (graded based on usage, ie: a 'plan') Standardisation, competition, competition and competition to avoid the 'corporate loyalty' traps. [Size and placement of battery slot in car, connections, business to business power purchasing] Would drop the initial vehicle purchase price because the batteries are owned by the exchange. No one has to have a charger at home (or forget). Useful innovation spreads quickly. Peer to peer. Batteries are maintained by the owners, regimes, recalls etc. Can also provide a mobile facility for breakdowns or emergencies. 'Planning' a trip electronically can be used to advise the battery 'stations' to prepare for intended usage. Their own swap-out system. Conversely stations can maintain an inventory and users can 'book' a replacement unit.

  75. DaveNettles Music
    DaveNettles Music
    23 uur geleden

    All of this is precisely why we bought a used Plug in Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi. #1: plus, it will never get "Stuck" with a dead battery, because it's also a gas powered Hybrid. #2: plus, at least for us. We're a retired couple with a driving range of about 25 miles. We have a secure mail box in a neighboring city, 9 miles away. We go there once a week, usually a morning run. We bought a level 2-240v charger, it will charge our Energi from empty in about 2.5 hours. When we get home from our mail run we plug the Energi in, by the time we eat lunch it's ready to go again, fully charged. so far, we've driven our Energi about 1500 miles, of that over 1000 is in EV mode. It considers EV mode to be 97mpg. It gets average of 42 in Hybrid mode. right now the total average mileage, according to the gauge in the car is over 70 mpg.

  76. David Vaughn
    David Vaughn
    23 uur geleden

    You said George Westinghouse but I think you meant to say Nikola Tesla and his AC

  77. Yessirski
    23 uur geleden

    what would happen if Tesla had two charging ports on their cars? possibly two on the same side or one on each side

  78. Randiel Rodriguez
    Randiel Rodriguez
    Dag geleden

    This is exactly why I went with a gas operated car compared to EV's the tech is cool but it's just not there yet Maybe some time in the future

  79. hector herbert
    hector herbert
    Dag geleden

    There is no Gov infrastructure yet ,but don't worry it will come at high price ,there is no way that it will cost 2 dollars to charge your car ,since fossile fuel will vanish whoever builds the chargers and install them will control the the entire purpose of a clean/cheap power is a joke.....

  80. hector herbert
    hector herbert
    Dag geleden

    When you see the degree of ignorance and stupidity there is at State level in America(all rep senators as an example)no wonder that it's a mess ,electing idiots and spineless maggots to run your state ,passing/opposing laws ,fighting green energy and that's the result...TESLA ludicrous mode was well chosen...Greets from a happy French Tesla owner.

  81. Ron D'Eau Claire
    Ron D'Eau Claire
    Dag geleden

    Good presentation but it leaves out a key fact. I drive an e-Golf and have no trouble recharging because, unlike gasmobiles, I have a plug in my garage. How many gasmobie owners have a gas pump in their garages? The AAA reports that the average American drives 29.2 miles per day. Even current EVs can do nearly ten times that far. Plug in at the end of the day and you are ready for tomorrow, and you save all that time queuing up in a gas station and filling up.. Charging stations are a concern only for the occasional long road trip.

  82. hedgehog3180
    Dag geleden

    How is the EU, a fairly lose union of independent countries, more coordinated than the US, an actual single country with a single government.

  83. 馬璽مستأمن
    Dag geleden

    I love how the problem of battery wear doesn't exist.

    1. Caleb
      21 uur geleden

      they have a bigger issiue anyways emmc read and write on tesla emmc chips can only be written on so many times so the life expectancy right now is 5-10 years before more emmc chips fail then car companies are against right to repair meaning for Tesla car. out of the 20 mechanics around me, only 1 is certified to repair Tesla cars

  84. Anuj Maurya
    Anuj Maurya
    Dag geleden

    It's not the charging stations that needs to support multiple plugs but the cars.. That way any car can charge using any plug at any station..

  85. Bill Green
    Bill Green
    Dag geleden

    Infrastructure is very important indeed and is crumbling in the US due to decades of underinvestment. The US Govt does not have the money to invest in charging infrastructure.

  86. James W. Flower
    James W. Flower
    Dag geleden

    My friend paid $24,400 out the door for his 2020 Bolt.

  87. James W. Flower
    James W. Flower
    Dag geleden

    I think he's talking about the Bolt. The Volt was Chevy's hybrid.

  88. Lisa Samuelson
    Lisa Samuelson
    Dag geleden

    Where do the chargers get their power?

  89. Bill Green
    Bill Green
    Dag geleden

    But I can buy a 3 year old high mileage diesel Volvo for $8000 that will still be saleable for $5000 3 years later. Depreciation is the biggest cost of a car. Always has been. How can I do that with an EV? And the grid is not big enough to generate and transmit enough electricity for some decades. Fossil fuel vehicles are here to stay for a while yet.

  90. Nightofthe8
    Dag geleden

    The problem with these ev things is that the owner dont pay for using our roads like they bloody well should.

  91. Tom Taylor-Duxbury
    Tom Taylor-Duxbury
    Dag geleden

    Not a public sector problem, private industry built the gas stations in practically every country. They will again IF the public want EV , I would suggest the issue is urban vs rural. The problem arises when urban want to go rural. Rural people would laugh at current range and product offerings as they’re built for commuting and the occasional mid distance journey. EV good in towns ICE far more adaptable to rural needs.

  92. MikeD
    Dag geleden

    The USA is being held up by infrastructure? Plot twist of the century

  93. J V
    J V
    Dag geleden

    The laws of conservation will prevent electric vehicles from taking over unless irresponsible politicians and lying scientists proclaim it so

  94. David Twyford
    David Twyford
    Dag geleden

    We do not need charging stations we need battery changing stations Imagine your battery is getting low you pull into a changing station you drive over a pit your low battery is disconnected dropped down moved out of the way. A fully charged battery is moved under your car lifted up reconnected and you're on your way. how long would that take?? WOW! A way to make EV's work in the modern world The problem is these manufactures would have to standardize a battery and a changing system. Rmaking God forbid companies doing something good for people. To make a carbon free world we need EVmolten

  95. Nick Porter
    Nick Porter
    Dag geleden

    Range of only 290 miles? My Car: Laughs in an 18 gallon tank that can go almost twice as far.

    1. Nick Porter
      Nick Porter
      20 uur geleden

      @LongShot That would greatly increase my opinion of EVs if they could make that an option for long hulls.

    2. LongShot
      21 uur geleden

      @Nick Porter I hear ya, I live in South Dakota and twice a month I need to make a 6 hour trip. It be nice if they had rental battery booster packs you could easily drop in a trunk.

    3. Nick Porter
      Nick Porter
      23 uur geleden

      @LongShot At least once a month (I live in a rural area). I also live in a cold climate where the charge rate and battery drain will further hamper the range. For many people 290 miles is a fine range, but not for people in my area.

    4. LongShot
      Dag geleden

      Yes but how often do you drive more than 290 miles in a day? Like Elon says, why pay more for batteries and add weight for something that is rarely needed.

  96. Andre Rodriguez
    Andre Rodriguez
    Dag geleden

    Batteries are already at 100 dollar khw range, it’s now 2021. The Tesla Model 3 gets 310 mile range. Tesla has the largest infrastructure in the world at this time. The tipping point for EVs is here already with Ford and GM coming out with long range EVs this year in 2021. Also I noticed the chart they used had listed GMs Chevy Volt which is an hybrid vehicle (out of production) they meant to list the GM Chevy Bolt. Too many inconsistencies with this video to watch it any further. It’s information is totally out of date already.

  97. LightOfReason7
    Dag geleden

    So why are we not continuing to develop hybrid cars? It is the best of both worlds

  98. mell_man79
    Dag geleden

    What happens to these cars when the battery can no longer take a charge?

  99. George Sealy
    George Sealy
    Dag geleden

    It's going to take many billions of dollars to upgrade the electrical infrastructure grip to handle the additional load of EVs. And that is on top of the normal economic and population growth. Think about it. All the energy being produced by gasoline and diesel will be transferred to the electrical grid. And the EVs will want to drink everyday. No way in the near term. California already has brownouts. There are 15 MILLION cars in California! Can anybody imagine all of them being charged every day on top of the normal load? And this is the major weakness of the EV.

  100. Randall Gunn
    Randall Gunn
    Dag geleden

    Allow the property owners of all convenience stores/truckstops to have 100% depreciation of the fast charging units in year one of installation. Include in whatever infrastructure bill that makes its way through Congress to provide federal grants to the appropriate electric generation supplier to provide the electric grid/power to the charging stations located on public roads. Allow developers/owners of malls and major retail centers to have the same 100% depreciation and low-interest-rate financing. Potentially similar tax/financing incentives for owners of housing or office complexes over a certain square footage/density.