The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

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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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  • coal fired vehicle...wake up stupid people

    Wayne SmithWayne Smith7 minuuttia sitten
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    Clalala TayagClalala Tayag23 minuuttia sitten
  • This was great

    Brant DouglasBrant Douglas27 minuuttia sitten
  • So this is why Tesla is overvalued

    PPM NYPPM NY40 minuuttia sitten
  • The truth of what is holding these cars back is resale value. I have been a mechanic for over 20 years and we do not make money off of new cars. Se make money off of servicing these cars and the resale of used cars. Hybrids have a horrible resale value because the batteries are absolutely garbage. These cars are absolute garbage the batteries are already starting to die they have more energy put into them than they will ever put out. It is ridiculous, its a con job. Electric vehicles will only work if there is a grid system to which the car has instantaneous access to electricity. The storage of electricity for personal use and a battery that weighs half the amount of the car is the most selfish, ridiculous, horrible design I have ever seen in my life. The half life on those batteries are hundreds of years. You will poison the Earth, which you keep mining with diesel equipment to get your green battery. It is a joke.

    Regis PhilbinRegis Philbin44 minuuttia sitten
  • Dear people, named one electric battery-powered device that recharges the same even one year after you purchased it.

    Regis PhilbinRegis Philbin49 minuuttia sitten
  • Every electric car needs a small diesel generator for charging. Period

    Ronald DaubRonald DaubTunti sitten
  • Name 1 advantage to EV’s anyway lol

    phil durrephil durreTunti sitten
  • whats the point to run EV’s if they are run by non renewable energies

    phil durrephil durreTunti sitten
  • Electric cars are great but not without drawbacks as with anything. Nothing is perfect. In the pursuit of eliminating fossil fuels many may not be aware that the electric cars are not even able to be made without the fossil fuel industry. Even the tires. Paving roads requires ASPHALT The more you find out about how these devices are made the more you realize that the fossil fuel industry is absolutely essential for manufacturing. Nobody seems to be mentioning anything about this paradox.

    Made in FoxtrapMade in FoxtrapTunti sitten
  • The incompatibility example doesn't seem like a huge issue. If everybody has adapters for most other designs, I don't see why you should have the government force everybody onto a standard anyways. And over years I think one major standard would emerge anyways. If Tesla wants to go the Apple route and make everything proprietary, I'll do what I do with the actual Apple company: not buy any of their products.

    Roy MarshallRoy Marshall2 tuntia sitten
  • 7.8 billion is like nothing to the government come on guys

    Retro 3654Retro 36542 tuntia sitten
  • You left out another factor in people deciding on an EV. Battery attrition. The current batteries just do not last very long. Five years at most. Then its time to replace the batteries, as they no longer hold a charge very long, or just plain discharge to quickly, or just cant be charged to full capacity anymore which just continues to get worse and worse. But there is hope. There is a technology that has been in the works for several years that would fix at least these two issues. SUPER-CAPACITORS. Imagine charging your electric car in less than a minute. From empty to FULL in seconds. Anyone manufacturer serious about making an EV should be researching Capacitor technology.

    Dr. Robert JohnsonDr. Robert Johnson2 tuntia sitten
  • I hate to ask this but why is there such a controversy over electric vehicles like the English have used in the UK going back at least 40 years because I remember seeing many electrical hookups outside of British households where they would drive the car home and plug it in for the night. I know people hate change but this is getting a little ridiculous. It's almost as bad as those people in the summertime that don't have air conditioning stating that they are going to die but yet our forefathers sure made do without air conditioning

    Doug OhaverDoug Ohaver2 tuntia sitten
  • Anyone who thinks that the electricity for these vehicle will be entirely from renewables is a fool (and should be living in California).

    CHCH2 tuntia sitten
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    Simon WangSimon Wang2 tuntia sitten
  • Very interesting program. For whatever reason the intellects behind today’s EV enthusiasm are completely unaware of “Hume’s Fallacy” (or “Guillotine”): the difference between “is” and “ought”. The results of force-feeding an immature technology to the populace will be like pushing a piece of cooked spaghetti. If the technology is truly superior (like fire, or the wheel) it will become dominant when it demonstrates its preferability. The current course of inflicting tectonic change from the top as a result of political emotions will not change the physical realities, but will certainly be wasteful. It will also cause unsettling and possibly dangerous political results.

    Martin NewcombMartin Newcomb3 tuntia sitten
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    Elijah DunnElijah Dunn3 tuntia sitten
  • So isn’t the answer is installing solar panels & Tesla power walls & feeding power back to the grid? Wouldn’t that help solve the power problem or at least help us get to where we wanna be, which is not relying on fossil fuels?

    Theodore HaskinsTheodore Haskins3 tuntia sitten
  • 9:47 This cannot be correct. You're not factoring in people that live in rural areas. There are no rural stations that have those charges. That's a horrible number to use. Only cities have these. How far spread are cities? Hundreds of miles.

    New GuyNew Guy4 tuntia sitten
    • PER PERSON, maybe. But not using geographical areas as evidence, you're using swarms of people to compensate for "how close these things are" totally wrong.

      New GuyNew Guy4 tuntia sitten
  • The tipping point price$36,000 ! No way. That's nearly thee times what I paid for my last car. Also what happens if you want to tow a trailer (caravan) . Sorry EVbuilders you're not even near.

    Ian HollandsIan Hollands4 tuntia sitten
  • Chevy bolt gets 350 mpc min 300. (I have one, 2020) What people don’t discuss is the weak charger systems. If a charging station is new, your ev will get the most, if old, your range will decrease. In short, it’s like good gas and poor gas.

    Daniel BroadousDaniel Broadous4 tuntia sitten
  • Why do people make things complicated? All u have to do is redesign the cars with removable batteries. We can interchange the discharged one with charged one in charging stations. like cooking gas cylinders!

    Allwin M.A.Allwin M.A.4 tuntia sitten
  • i would be okay with some of the federal budget to go to building more fast charging stations tbh

    Spencer KruseSpencer Kruse5 tuntia sitten
  • And by Westinghouse you mean Nikola Tesla... None of this would be possible without Nikola Tesla. The least you could do is say his name!

    Joel BaumanJoel Bauman5 tuntia sitten
  • Plus the American electrical grid does not have the power to sustain the eventual EV infrastructure. Especially if you are trying to go with green power. Snake oil like solar on your home.

    Eric HoopesEric Hoopes5 tuntia sitten
  • My car was £600, until I cannot an EV for the same price, I'm not interested.

    Pheeb HelloPheeb Hello5 tuntia sitten
  • What are the long term effects of always charging a lithium ion battery to half of full charge? I have been told that some phones' battery management can become confused as to what constitutes a full charge by partial charges. Could something like this be a problem with electric cars?

    BuckwyldeBuckwylde5 tuntia sitten
  • There will come a time on an old electric car when the battery will cost more than the cars worth unless they make them rustproof .

    robin chatfieldrobin chatfield6 tuntia sitten
  • When liers lie it's no surprise

    Jeremy DukeJeremy Duke7 tuntia sitten
  • Excellent framing of the problem.

    JDB_100JDB_1008 tuntia sitten
  • The battery problem may be relevant in American context, but in India with everything from supermarkets to school in relative proximity, one barely needs to cross 50-60 km per day for city usage. Also home charging is not a bad deal either, just plug the car when idle, or for optimum battery life, on periodic basis. Even the local shops can provide a charging point with basic power meter attached for overnight charging when closed, so their unspent capacity in the grid can be used for charging and they usually have direct connection thru transformers hence can take up some more load easily. The main advantage is not reduced pollution but the reduced dependance on oil per se. For a nation like India having huge coal,hydro resources, it'll be a boon, as currently it imports over 80% of oil. Also in traffic ridden streets of india, may be an electric motor is less polluting and more efficient than the ICE engine. The Western countries already have powerful grids due to home heating requirements, which can be levaraged for EV advantage. Charging time does not seem to be an issue.

    DHIRAJ KOLGEDHIRAJ KOLGE8 tuntia sitten
  • $25K for a base Model 3 and I think millions would overlook the charging problem but Tesla would be broke.

    KMPRepublicKMPRepublic9 tuntia sitten
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    Roady RoadRoady Road9 tuntia sitten
  • The idea behind this video is nice, but it drastically overlooks the problem of population density of Europe vs the US and Russia. What works in one place may inherently not work in another just due to sheer square mileage of land mass.

    Humble ServicesHumble Services9 tuntia sitten
  • OK I hate EV's, the charging problem doesn't exist though. Common sense is the biggest problem! if you head out on a journey and you know you need one additional charge just stop early not late in the journey. We're so used to taking a gas tank from bottom to top but that's a stupid idea with EV's. If you go on a 300 mile journey, stop after 100 miles. Full charge will only take 20 mins and then you complete the journey, simple really....

    Paul AllenPaul Allen9 tuntia sitten
  • The volt is such an ugly car.

    New GuyNew Guy10 tuntia sitten
  • You can put companion videos here as you getting money from my FIstart subscription. :/

    Tomek STomek S11 tuntia sitten
  • Am driving a 20 year old Subaru Forester. No chance any battery will last that long.

    Christoph LindingerChristoph Lindinger11 tuntia sitten
  • Why are we not driving Hydrogen powered cars. Hydrogen only produces water and a car can be filled up as quikly as petrol or diesel. In addition- to charge a 100 Kwh batery in 30 minuts requires 200Kw. imagien if 100 cars needed to charge at the same time (20000 Kw) !!. The grid coul not supply the power. Hydrogen cars are availabe (Hyundi and Toyoto)- nowhere to refill them is the only problem- apart from car cost and Hydrogen cost at moment.

    sidney francissidney francis11 tuntia sitten
  • Still need fossil fuels to charge EV's

    Howard WidenerHoward Widener11 tuntia sitten
    • Not necessarily, but yes you currently do.

      Erel H LErel H L3 tuntia sitten
  • Imagine if the car companies had been forced to cooperate from the start. A standard battery could have been designed to fit from the underside of the car. Pull into the “filling station “, drive over the pit and a mechanised system could change your empty battery for a full one. Quicker than filling up. The downside of course would be the problem of battery ownership.

    Lesley WillisLesley Willis11 tuntia sitten
  • Amazing how many views this has. He may be right about the problem, but he has no clue what an inverter is. Even where he shows the price.... an inverter is from DC to AC. The $57,600 inverter does not make DC out of AC. It does the exact opposite....

    taylor crisptaylor crisp12 tuntia sitten
  • Designing a total system for the efficient use of private electrical vehicles falls into the zone of difficulty which we can loosely call " does one size fit all ? ". Obviously Europe and the continental United States require different solutions. Within these two broadly different economies there will be further economic subdivisions - big cities, medium cities, towns villages and not least distances between these nodes. Furthermore, outside these problems is the greater effect - the world is changing. We are already seeing a work-at-home trend which will inevitably affect the need for transport to work. This factor spills over into mass entertainment versus stay-at-home entertainment - as we are witnessing during COVID lockdown, and what the long-term effects that will have. At the end of the day the trend towards electrical vehicles is motivated by the need to reduce atmospheric pollution. Again, this need depends on population density and the distribution of the centres of density. More problems than apparent solutions ! Anyway this piece is a rational and valuable contribution to the whole topic.

    Harold L PottsHarold L Potts12 tuntia sitten
  • We installed 40amp charger at home: ~$900. The Electric line, hookup, and 50 amp outdoor NEMA plug box was $500, while the charger was $399. My Kona charges full every day. We buy stock in companies that will run chargers at every possible locale. My sons will one day tell stories of "gasoline" filling stations. Next: the Hummer EV!

    BogbanterBogbanter12 tuntia sitten
  • Alternate solution: Bigger batteries would allow the target range with a fast partial charge.

    Daniel GwozdzDaniel Gwozdz12 tuntia sitten
  • Charging while driving is the solution. Easy to implement on selected stretches on the highways (where you go long distances). Gives "unlimited" range and also abolishes the need for having lots and lots of chargers everywhere. Several tests being done already. The single stands are far, far too expensive...

    Mei BingMei Bing13 tuntia sitten
  • If I can't drive up to a charging point and "fill up" in 2 minutes then forget EV. Petrol is still king

    David HarrisDavid Harris13 tuntia sitten
    • Only because we are not paying the fair share for pollution related to petrol

      Markus EndlerMarkus Endler6 tuntia sitten
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    zekymurrazekymurra13 tuntia sitten
  • Whatever happened to hydrogen powered vehicles? Is that still being pursued?

    Jon KoenigsJon Koenigs14 tuntia sitten
  • I think this program confuses a Chevy Volt with a Chevy Bolt. The Volt has a gasoline engine, and the Bolt does not. The Volt was discontinued in 2019.

    Henry WHenry W15 tuntia sitten
  • when all the lithium is mined out in 2025 what happens to all these electric cars

    L McDonaldL McDonald15 tuntia sitten
  • Large distances aren't just an EV problem in OZ, it's the distances *themselves*. Buying your groceries and fuel in woop woop, or across a ferry to an island always comes with a premium because of its transport. The Nullarbor Plain is a great example of a pointless complaint... well yes, valid if you're one of the tiny few who want to bore yourself to death, instead of travelling more effi$$iently and safely on a jet. Some patient EV owners _have_ surmounted the Nullarbor now, but it's going to be a long long while before there's a *real* need for fast car chargers among all small islands in a huge *sea of land*. I'd love to hear more about battery exchange for long-haul trucks. Most people go home at night (off-peak charging possible) and drive modest distances during the day.

    Chris KingChris King16 tuntia sitten
  • To make electric cars seriously practical for US drivers, I think that they will eventually skip using lithium ion batteries in them and switch over to using super capacitors...the kind that are like 5000 farads each! When you drive into a gas station, you will say "fill 'er up" and the attendant will simply open a panel in the back of your car and pull out several of the super capacitors. They will be about the size of a 2 liter soda bottle with a handle on their back end and the electrical connector at the other end. He will then pop fresh, fully charged super capacitors into your car that were previously charged at the station and ready for use before you rolled in. All cars will use a standard size super capacitor. It will take less than maybe 3 minutes to re-energize your electric car and have it ready to run for another several hundred miles. The cost of recharging your car will be less than about $10 USD.

    Ken BehrendtKen Behrendt16 tuntia sitten
  • What US has is freedom for any company do whatever it wants. Dont try to spin this as some stupid 'lack of co ordination' stick. If a company can get by using their own chargers then let em. If some other company is okay with other companies using their chargers let em. Dont force crap.

    Vorpal InfernoVorpal Inferno18 tuntia sitten
  • At the end the free market sucks at providing the goods we need daily. Like the profit seeking parasites owning the Texas Power companies or Elon the douche.

    Frederik BergerFrederik Berger18 tuntia sitten
  • It's funny to complain about lack of Federal aid in the US for the charging network situation compared to the EU. Tesla is an American company because the Government allows for a free market where competition and innovation thrive. Where's the EU's equivalent of Tesla? I'd rather have a free market economy in the EU that sparks innovative companies such as Tesla and have to deal with competing charging standards than have a socialist government prevent me from establishing such a company through regulations but telling me which plug I can use for an American product.

    DBKarelDBKarel18 tuntia sitten
  • Elon Musk bullshit artist of 1st order 🤯

    sunsetlights100sunsetlights10019 tuntia sitten
  • Wow... Thought i was watching this for hours... Very informative

    Shubhanshu MauryaShubhanshu Maurya20 tuntia sitten
  • We need to move from batteries to ultra-capacitors.

    Joshua McCurryJoshua McCurry20 tuntia sitten
  • To Wendover Productions - An inverter is used to create AC power, while a rectifier is used to turn AC into DC. A rectifier is a lot simpler than an inverter, as it is pretty much a bunch of diode bridges and capacitors. Also, the problem is really not fast charging, but you should just educate the population.

    Arthur GuArthur Gu20 tuntia sitten
  • I was lead to believe that Nikola tesla created alternating current. The major difference between ac and dc when being electrocuted is ac current will blow you away from the source and dc will draw you into it.

    codyism666codyism66621 tunti sitten
  • Right on cue- Per REUTERS- U.S. energy secretary Jennifer Granholm ready to loan $40 bln to boost clean energy. ChargePoint will be an integral part of solving these problems as well- Which is why I'm investing in them.

    Tony WongTony Wong21 tunti sitten
  • There is insufficient infrastructure to support this bullshit. Always was a pipe dream and nothing more.

    TheProfessor FateTheProfessor Fate21 tunti sitten
  • Do you remember Natural Gas Vehicles (CNG)? It was the same problem in US with filler stations. That's way it really never took off nationally. Even locally like NYC, it disappeared other than some buses which is going to be Electrical.

    Sam SmullenSam Smullen21 tunti sitten
  • One big issue I have with your assessment is the comparison of gas stations to charging stations, and the distance from where an average person in the US lives. There's a huge part of EV ownership that is being ignored here, and that is that a vast majority of EV users (myself included) charge AT HOME. As a matter of fact, I've put about 1200 miles on my 2020 Kia Niro EV so far and I haven't even been to a public charger yet. The furthest destination my family and I typically visit is 60 miles away one way, and our new car can make that round trip on a single charge no problem.

    AntipodeAntipode22 tuntia sitten
    • Probably better to rent a car for roadtrips anyway- keep the mileage down on the EV.

      Tony WongTony Wong21 tunti sitten
  • Chevy Volt is a hybrid, NOT an EV. 35-40 mile range on battery only, then runs as more-or-less a range extended electric getting about 35 MPG.

    AntipodeAntipode22 tuntia sitten
  • Any research that claims people are ok with a 30+ minute charge is full of shit. I drive 300 miles every weekend, I don't want to sit for 30 minutes to recharge. I don't want to sit 20 minutes, or 10 minutes. I want to gas up and go in less then 5 minutes. Every weekend at the 150 mile point of my trip I stop and gas up, which is usually close to 11:00pm, because there is no other place to gas up the rest of my trip. I see people with electric cars sitting at the electric pumps. They are there when I pull into the station, they are there when I come out of the station after buying a drink and snack, and they are there when I leave.

    arnold painearnold paine22 tuntia sitten
  • EV adaptation isn't going to go as fast as a lot of people think, at least in the US. Cost and range is a big deal. There are a lot of people who can't afford, or won't buy cars over 25k. Range is the other big factor, people think of what their occasional longer trips are, not their normal daily use. Last, chasing around chargers for those who don't live in a house with a dedicated charger will be a deal killer for a lot of people.

    Mike TuttleMike Tuttle22 tuntia sitten
  • An inverter changes direct current to alternating current. A rectifier circuit changes alternating current to direct current. While this is a nice presentation, the "facts" tend to detract from the message.

    Me MyNameMe MyName23 tuntia sitten
  • But, and it is a BIG but, where do the chargers get their power from ? I can't see wind power or solar panels electrifying the charger stations, only nuclear power could possibly consistently supply the demand in any weather. I don't see the trade-off happening yet in any realistic way. Green energy is a catch phrase, but, please show me a small city anywhere where every homeowner can flip any switch in his home and power up on a green energy grid. I am not talking about the millionaire cottages in the middle of the biggest old growth forests with only aerial access with million dollar solar arrays and windmills , but the ordinary JoeBloe citizen in any country !

    Jay DamharJay DamharPäivä sitten
  • It's not the government's place to choose a winner of the charging standard war. Incentivize cooperation maybe, unilaterally enforce their favorite no.

    svgPhoenixsvgPhoenixPäivä sitten
  • Why does any discussion on electric vehicles always exclude those of us that use our vehicles to tow (trailers, caravans, horse boxes, boats, etc)? What is the range handicap when towing? Also, when I drive to work it is generally (in winter) cold, wet and dark. If I get stuck in a traffic jam, like I do most mornings, does that mean I have to turn my headlights, wipers, heater and radio off so that I can still make it to work? Don't ask me to take that stinking, virus riddled public transport either. After 2020 I won't be going near those petri-dishes.

    Shovel GuggelheimShovel GuggelheimPäivä sitten
  • Pretty sure you cant drive from Brisbane to Sydney either which is Australias largest and 3rd largest cities with much less distance between them that your example. Meanwhile I can and have driven between them in my Amarok on a single tank of 80l of diesel.

    uglyduckling81uglyduckling81Päivä sitten
  • You missed a major issue. Battery life. I never will buy a new car. Electric included. Bought a used Prius and in a year had to replace the batteries. Battery life is 5 years or 100k miles. Which means the money I save on gas will disappear when I have to replace the batteries.

    ron klamertron klamertPäivä sitten
  • Great, now my EV stocks are down, cheers... Great vid thought :)

    Никола ПървановНикола ПървановPäivä sitten
  • 16:36 - this is kinda wrong. 1) In Russia there is no tax incentives for EV at all. Well they did nullified tax on them, but thats all 2) In Russia there is no infrastructure to charge EV 3) Russian government have distinct displeasure with green movements. There is a lot of news posts how "EV will never take off", "EV is doomed" and so on. Its quite understandable since EV = decreasing of oil usage and that hurts. They do some preliminary research in that area but just for case "F*ck, we again missed revolution".

    Kuribo KutsuKuribo KutsuPäivä sitten
  • 14:24 is this shot in USA?

    Kuribo KutsuKuribo KutsuPäivä sitten
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    Nicola BeanNicola BeanPäivä sitten
  • Great video though you really should also touch on the massive issue... if we all have an EV most of our charging will be at night... when the wind is not blowing and sun not shining... so we will need another power source... perhaps coal so we have created coal powered cars.. yay

    boom chakalakaboom chakalakaPäivä sitten
  • It's BOLT EV, not VOLT EV. Please note the correction.

    nconantjnconantjPäivä sitten
  • Good luck with public interest in US market. Title should include "USA / EU"

    Krešimir LončarKrešimir LončarPäivä sitten
  • Sorry.. the country isn't ready for electric cars. We need to re-investigate nuclear power for vehicles. The actual amount of sealed nuclear fuel required would be extremely small and almost impossible to use for weapons or any other purpose. If 350 lbs of nuclear fuel can charge a submarine for 35 years, then something far smaller could power a car for much shorter period of time.

    Jim Barr OfficialJim Barr OfficialPäivä sitten
  • they still haven't solved how to generate all the extra electricity cars will be needing without burning fossil fuel so the whole exercise is pointless, is it not?

    ɐɔᴉlǝƃu∀ɐɔᴉlǝƃu∀Päivä sitten
  • I think you meant Chevy BOLT, not Volt. The Volt is a hybrid, not a full EV.

    Peter LPeter LPäivä sitten
  • We do not need to have fast-charging stations to be as accessible as gas stations, so the claim at 10:30 is a strawman argument. The overwhelming majority of all dairy car trips are less than 30 miles, most are half of that. I might need access to a fast-charger once every 2 months.

    skyislandazskyislandazPäivä sitten
  • The infrastructure problems are even worse in older countries such as England, as most overnight parking here is not on privately owned driveways, but just out on publicly owned streets. You almost never know where you'll be able to park your car before you get home. So without a massive investment in on-street overnight charging, you'll just never tip the balance here... And add in to that the possibility that neighbours / kids / some agent of chaos might just wanna unplug your car for the shits and giggles - you have a real headache for EVs on roads that were built by the Victorians.

    Ronstar308Ronstar308Päivä sitten
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  • ... and where do these batteries go when you can’t charge them anymore?

    Reforger 83Reforger 83Päivä sitten
    • Into stationary storage and then into the circular economy of recycling. They are too valuable to just throw away.

      Brodie WolstenholmeBrodie WolstenholmePäivä sitten
  • The electricity these cars use is generated by coal. Stop calling them electric cars, call them coal burning cars.

    Anne ReilleyAnne ReilleyPäivä sitten
  • Thank you for showing the idiots how difficult going green is going to be. These people need a reality check.

    hangthatflagupsidedownpleasehangthatflagupsidedownpleasePäivä sitten
  • Personally, a hybrid between gas and electric would work because if you run out of gas, you can then use your stored battery charge.

    Ben Watson3Ben Watson3Päivä sitten
  • Without nuclear power, the green revolution will fail. How stupid can you be? Burning trees for "green" energy!

    Dennis KoglDennis KoglPäivä sitten
  • Disagree. Throw out a random number such as Range 2000 miles on a full charge. How many charging station problems disappear with that? Spoken backwards, give everyone a battery car that goes 26 miles, how many problems with charging station appear?

    dan brownelldan brownellPäivä sitten
  • you guys act like lithium batteries last forever (so does google) in fact when i tried to find out if they could be recycled they wouldn't answer the question directly.... so i asked in a different way, how long they last and got some semblance to an answer in that they last x to x amount of hours 300-500 or whatever based on the system.. MY POINT is they DON'T last forever... which means they are made from a finite resource (for the eggheads out there that means it won't last forever... kinda like they were saying oil wouldn't last forever we WILL RUN OUT) It is a different solution but it isn't a REAL SOLUTION, it just prolongs the problem... in fact oil can be created, it can be grown with algae and be used in a zero carbon way... in other words the algae soaks up carbon dioxide and creates oil (vegetable oil) which can then be used in a diesel engine thus releasing the co2 back into the atmosphere while not adding to the amount or taking away (that's what zero carbon means eggheads). Your lithium solution is NOT a solution... my Algae solution IS a SOLUTION, and not only that mine hurts nobody, you get to use the same vehicles you're used too in the same way, I get to grow algae and press it for oil to sell you, everybody is happy.... except the oil barons. We don't have to redo the whole entire system at a tremendous cost for something that won't last any longer than our limited supply of lithium and that does not even mention that most of our lithium sources are in places where there are devastating social issues and funding these places will not help them or you, or the fish eating my dried algae chips. Does your lithium batteries have a side effect like that? feeding fish? creating food as a bye product? There ARE "GREEN SOLUTIONS" EV's may or may not be one of them, IF you had a unlimited source of batteries, you don't.. quit lying to yourself or prove yourself, so far you haven't.

    Troy ChampionTroy ChampionPäivä sitten
  • No do a video on the making, life, and disposal of the batteries. Good for environment or bad for environment???

    Nick EdwardsNick EdwardsPäivä sitten
  • Maybe, just maybe, batteries aren’t the answer. All they are doing is trading one problem for another.

    NoisyBoyNoisyBoyPäivä sitten
  • I told people before EV’s came out this would be a problem. When will society listen to me? I do have the answer, but like I said, they don’t want to listen to me. Besides, people like me get suicided. I’ll just keep it to myself and not make waves.

    NoisyBoyNoisyBoyPäivä sitten
  • Taking a 12 hour break every 150 miles just sounds great. You could go from coast to coast in about a billion years. In a common sense vehicle you can drive 500 miles in about 8-9 hours. That same trip in one of these electric cars is going to take 2-3 days minimum because you have to stop constantly for 10-12 hours. I bet hotels love these green cars. Noone even mentions that we still burn fossil fuel to create the electricity. You will just be paying the electric companies that use fossil fuel instead of gas stations. What a scam. It'd be virtually impossible to take a long road trip in one of these hippie cars and you don't even get to feel good about breaking your dependence on fossil fuels. You hippies out there. Why not just wait 100 years for the technology to be realistic? Why shove this nonsense down our throats right now when it won't work, the same as you did was gay marriage, transgender and sex changes for 3 year olds? Yeah....things are so much better. We are definitely going in the right direction. Next stop: incestuous marriage equality (brother-brother/sister marriage) and trans-species marriage equality (marrying dogs).

    Pained TruthPained TruthPäivä sitten
  • Chevy Volt ≠ Chevy Bolt EV, not least because the former has been discontinued.

    Steve BSteve BPäivä sitten