The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

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hiding 19 минутын өмнө
This is the main reason I didn't buy an ev even though I wanted too, I commonly have days where I drive 300 miles through the day, and having to stop for an hour to charge is just incredibly unattractive when combustion cars refill in under 2 mins
Has Has
Has Has 43 минутын өмнө
Well done
Jay Nunes
Jay Nunes Цагийн өмнө
Infrastructure! It’s like this is an ad for why we need the new infrastructure bill to pass.
Nicolaus Ferderio
Nicolaus Ferderio 2 цагийн өмнө
The last question leave me hanging, "why not charging station infrastructures?" The consumer preference has been explained at the start, to sway their taste towards EV. So another obstacel towards EV future need to be adressed too. Is it because of govt lobby? Is this implying the ICE company lobbying is better than the EV company lobbying?
Cody Janousek
Cody Janousek 4 цагийн өмнө
Never thought I'd hear about Salina, KS in one of these videos!
Cash Nelson
Cash Nelson 5 цагийн өмнө
but but but I thought competition was the most efficient way to go about life
Allen Downs
Allen Downs 5 цагийн өмнө
BTW Salina is said Sa-Line-A , Kansas.
Christo Naudé
Christo Naudé 6 цагийн өмнө
An important part that is being missed is that day to day an ev can just be home charged. This is much more convenient than going to a petrol station.
Roger H
Roger H 8 цагийн өмнө
Um you don’t use an inverter to convert to dc you use an inverter to convert to ac from dc. You use a ac-dc converter to dc output. 100kw ac-dc converter is easier to build and cheaper than an inverter for the same power.
Mark Cutteridge
Mark Cutteridge 15 цагийн өмнө
Was it too hard to properly credit Nikola Tesla for inventing the AC system? Sorry, Thomas Edison was not the guy.
ImanT 15 цагийн өмнө
So then cannt you just have two batteries and program an algorithm to charge one to 50% and the next to 50% or some other ideal charging pattern algorithm...
Bobmcjoepants 15 цагийн өмнө
Until electric cars can be recharged in under 5 minutes, have the same range as ICE cars, have a battery that doesn't degrade at least to the level they do now, and are cheaper with the level of equipment you can get on other cars of the same price point, electric cars are just not realistic This is assuming the electric grid can handle the amount of EVs that are going to be on the road eventually, and ignoring cold climates I would also like to point out that its nice that adding more chargers means you can charge less at a specific place but you then have to stop more, and that time adds up fast
Robert Pryor
Robert Pryor 19 цагийн өмнө
There are 2 EV models on sale in the US that are still CHAdeMO - Nissan LEAF & Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, everything else is J1772/ccs OR Tesla (which can use an adapter) Most charging is done at home, most people don't need as much range as they think. Level 2 220v charging is much cheaper & can be installed in most houses. Apartment dwellers should try to get a 110v outlet installed to do some slow charging at night or better yet a 220v charger. See if you can make a deal with your landlord, check your local power company see if they have any incentives. Even if you have to pay for it it's worth it. If you don't want an EV or think you need to travel 600 mi nonstop, keep buying $4 gas.
Pendulous Testicularis
Pendulous Testicularis 21 цагийн өмнө
Where does the electric power come from in the first place? Primarily by burning fossil fuels at a power plant. Furthermore, more environmental damage is done by digging for cobalt and the other rare earth stuff that goes into electric cars. So, its less environmentally friendly and more inconvenient.
Pendulous Testicularis
Pendulous Testicularis 2 цагийн өмнө
@Brook In the future. Of course. And when that day comes I would be the first to back it. But it won't happen in my lifetime at the pace of current progress.
Brook 20 цагийн өмнө
sure! But in the future the electricity will come from somewhere else (solar, turbines, etc.) so in the long run it’s WAYYY more efficient.
Mei Hui
Mei Hui 22 цагийн өмнө
Totally agree. The main issue is charging. There aren't any level 3 charging stations near where I live. And I live in a condo where there is no ac outlet in my parking spots.
hiding 17 минутын өмнө
extension cables babyyyyy
W THOR Өдрийн өмнө
The batteries are fundamentally flawed, just like my iPhone 2 yrs old and holds half the charge it did when new. Also without new battery tech there is no used car market, there is no resale value for used batteries.... this industry is the cart before the horse. We don’t need coal powered cars.
Robert Ferris
Robert Ferris Өдрийн өмнө
Wow. You're talking about the Chevy Bolt, not the Volt. And an inverter converts DC to AC, not AC to DC. That $57k inverter you showed literally does the exact opposite of what is needed in charging a car.... Also, you're ignoring one of the main points here. You don't need DC fast chargers at the same coverage as gas stations, because these cars can charge slowly all night. You just need L2 chargers at houses and throughout cities, which in comparison, is much much less expensive. DC fast charging just needs to exist along interstate highway corridors to let you make road trips, but when these cars are used for typical day to day use, slow L2 charging is just fine. Most people don't out-drive the 200+ mile range most of these EVs have unless it's on a road trip. L2 chargers already pop up at a lot of hotels, municipal parking lots, apartment complexes, etc. As they expand, you can just plug in and charge while the car is parked all night. Easy peasy, no need for expensive DC fast charging, no need to stop anywhere else to fill up.
john young
john young Өдрийн өмнө
Ev vehicles are not the answer hydrogen is a better option but people just don't understand what it takes to make your batteries and the pollution is no different to oil and gas vehicles .
Darko Dragic
Darko Dragic Өдрийн өмнө
Thanks for video!
G Smizzy
G Smizzy Өдрийн өмнө
Charge at home 90% of the time and I will wait a few extra minutes if I am driving four hours away.
Retro Beast
Retro Beast Өдрийн өмнө
You forgot cold weather to electric vehicles in cold weather do not mix
Rusty Allen
Rusty Allen Өдрийн өмнө
The other infrastructure of the need to increase Electrical Power Generation to replace the KW per Hour of the current Gasoline engines are not addressed.
rickmd Өдрийн өмнө
This was VG - Taught me several things I had never given any thought to. Thank You.
benjamin kresge
benjamin kresge Өдрийн өмнө
Privatize the roads... and super chargers.
Evan Curatolo
Evan Curatolo Өдрийн өмнө
What happens when you run out of gas? Just get a friend to bring you a 2.5gallon can, and youre good to go. What happens when you run out of charge? Pay for a tow or on the go charge, either way, not cheap.
Evan Curatolo
Evan Curatolo Өдрийн өмнө
7.8 Billion isnt that bad considering the US military budget is nearing 1 trillion
Tony Idle
Tony Idle Өдрийн өмнө
What has power transmission DC/AC to do with charging anything? An inverter converts DC to AC not vice versa. Your description of charging and the price of inverters makes no sense whatsoever.
Doug Thomson
Doug Thomson Өдрийн өмнө
I want a 100% “tank full” in 15 minutes ... on back roads, in remote regions ... everywhere. I want to carry a simple electric jerrycan that can get me out of an emergency.
rickmd Өдрийн өмнө
Absolutely right.
Andy Ngô
Andy Ngô Өдрийн өмнө
10:46 - Not exactly, think about the the first car. There weren't an abundance of "gas stations" when the first car came out, but when cars became a regular commodity - an industry was born. The biggest issues are the 2 things you mentioned: speed to charge and car cost. People who have homes will charge their car in their garage overnight, but even at $36K it's a steep price to buy. Consider the best selling Toyota Camry is only $28K new. People w/out homes do not want to be spending 15-20 minutes at a charging station.
JnouBy Өдрийн өмнө
The solution to this problem is removable batteries, they should start designing the cars with the ability to swap the battery at a charging station, no need to wait for the batteries to charge, just swap the battery with a charged one in the station, pay and move on like a gas station
Scott Reynolds
Scott Reynolds 2 өдрийн өмнө
Other problems with personal electric cars; If your car's battery goes dead out in the sticks you can't bring it gas in a gas can. The more times you recharge the battery the quicker the charge is expended.
Kaleb Farley
Kaleb Farley 2 өдрийн өмнө
This is why Nio's battery swapping technology will be a game changer
Robert Ferris
Robert Ferris Өдрийн өмнө
@Ernie Dunbar Exactly. I'm not dropping off my brand new battery at a swap station the first time I need to recharge my new EV, and picking up a used and abused one. If you were always swapping out this could work, and would be a boon since it becomes much easier to rotate batteries out and keep them fresh as they start to degrade. But plenty of EV owners, like myself, charge at home at night, so I could go months without stopping at a fast charger or 'swap station' -- and in that case, I don't want to be stuck with a degraded battery that has seen far more cycles just due to the nature of how it was used.
Ernie Dunbar
Ernie Dunbar Өдрийн өмнө
It's worth noting Tesla already tried that and abandoned it, because real owners don't want it.
Henriko Magnifico
Henriko Magnifico 2 өдрийн өмнө
If Apple makes an electric car, then they could afford to build a supercharger network quite easily.
Gaurav Goel
Gaurav Goel 2 өдрийн өмнө
What about the power grid limitations, both within feeder lines, and at substations? In other words, what if every neighborhood had 20 eVs instead of 2 eVs, wouldn't that blow most local transformers due to the power rating? Don't we actually need the smart grid before we can have widespread eV adoption?
Jay Han
Jay Han 2 өдрийн өмнө
Several problems with this if you live in nice wonderful sunny Southern Califnornia. This retarded state loves their feel good environmental measures. So the geniuses want us to go electric today yesterday. What is the problem? We have rolling brown outs during the summer already. Let's add everyone charging their electric vehicles to that. I hate this state for their retarded laws and measures they keep passing and intend to move out of it.
i Bee Amazin
i Bee Amazin 2 өдрийн өмнө
IM DRIVING IC TIL I DIE! Just too damn fun.
hitempguy 2 өдрийн өмнө
Ah yes, solve the problem by spending people's tax money to essentially subsidize corporations and rich people who can own EV's. Brilliant solution the EU came up with, why didn't the US think of that? /sarcasm
wizardnug2 2 өдрийн өмнө
Also F waiting 31 minutes to charge my car when it takes 1 minute to fill my gas tank
wizardnug2 2 өдрийн өмнө
You do realize that the power to charge the EV still comes from mostly gas fired power plants still.
Rarius 2 өдрийн өмнө
An inverter is a DC to AC converter... NOT a AC to DC converter.
Hey hoe
Hey hoe 2 өдрийн өмнө
quarter MWatt inverter? Seriously?
Saltro gigi
Saltro gigi 2 өдрийн өмнө
14:23 i doubt that 3 miles and 50 km are the same...
Mazna Kosatka
Mazna Kosatka 2 өдрийн өмнө
The irony that now Tesla is dependent on the DC technology of Edison, lol
Yusuf Kozan
Yusuf Kozan 2 өдрийн өмнө
Who are you and what did you do to HAI?
ZygiNY 2 өдрийн өмнө
“Should the government incentivize EVs...?” You mean should the government coerce private companies to go with the EV bs? If we only had the infrastructure for EVs, we would all be driving EVs while forgoing fossil fuels in the process, right? Wrong. The world has gone mad.
Eric Lotze
Eric Lotze 2 өдрийн өмнө
17:40 Private Utilities and Toll Roads have entered the chat
Michael Ringold
Michael Ringold Өдрийн өмнө
Yeah, I had to thumbs down the video, the list of things they think the government runs at the end are mostly privately built and operated, though with varying degrees of regulation. Including natural gas, oil and fuel pipelines, electrical distribution, refineries, etc. Water can go either way, and it’s worth noting it’s often poorly run. Major cities often own the water companies and often have large amounts of leakage across their system, no incentive for them not to. Add on the Volt vs Bolt thing and there’s some real holes here. Government owned charging stations just sounds like a poor idea when private companies are so rapidly rolling it out. If Tesla and others will do it on their own dime, why spend public money?
Harits Arrazi
Harits Arrazi 2 өдрийн өмнө
How about people with no garage in their home(apartment for example)? with land becoming more and more expensive, and there is lots of people that can't do home charging, electric cars seems to be less and less hot.
Robert Pryor
Robert Pryor 19 цагийн өмнө
Apartments is a real problem, they can try to make a deal with their landlord to at least get a 110 v outlet or maybe a 220 v, which is all you need. My local power company gives incentives, but this is California.
Aku2Dimensional 2 өдрийн өмнө
EV's currently are like a candle versus a light bulb when compared to petrol cars. They can't do everything that a light bulb can do a thousand times better, but they can do a few things that light bulbs can not. My main complaint about EV's are battery technology and charging however not so much about the infrastructure, with the battery tech now and within the next ten years they can never compete with the efficiency of a petrol motor; as in get-in, drive, arrive. In short the concept is half baked on a sunny California day. In 15-20 years time I imagine every common car will be electric, very few petrol ones will be driven just like the way classic cars are compared to modern cars. They used to be the current technology at the time until a fuel crisis, and 10 years after that EFI was the new standard. History sort of repeats itself, charging and batteries may be the issue today but in 10 years petrol cars needing alternative fuel to run will be the next. EV's are coming soon but certainly not at this moment, so personally I would like to see more flex-fuel and factory E-85 modifications to add onto petrol-only cars. Hybrids are a thing of the past but I would like to see more of those and Hydrogen motors while EV's bake a little longer.
googleyoutubechannel 3 өдрийн өмнө
There are no 'magic' numbers, and consumer surveys don't reflect the real dynamics of a market. Ask ICE engine owners if they'd like to fuel up at home overnight etc.
melonbobful 3 өдрийн өмнө
Does any nation on earth have anywhere near the installed capacity in their electrical grids in order to feed all these mega kilowatt chargers? Then we have the grid transmission capacity to sort too.
melonbobful 3 өдрийн өмнө
I want to install a dummy electic car charging socket in my Petrol car just so I can park in electric car charging carparks.
hotbam37 3 өдрийн өмнө
I don't think I will ever want to buy an EV.
L R G 3 өдрийн өмнө
The average consumer drives less than 40 miles a day. Therefore, the short-term solution is to produce plug-in hybrids equipped with a 45-50-mile battery. This configuration is relatively quick to recharge, and eliminates range anxiety, particularly when you need to make a long distance trip. It's also way cheaper to produce, and reduces battery availability bottlenecks. Why build on 240-mile range BEV when you can produce 5 plug-in hybrids with the same cells? Apparently many manufacturers haven't figured this out yet. Oh wait, BMW has! Check out its 2021 product line.
pigboykool 3 өдрийн өмнө
Beside the slow charge time & super expensive cost of charging station, there is also an issue with the lack of capacity of America electric grid & infrastructure to handle a large amount of EV cars charging the same time. EV car is NOT a good replacement of the current combustion engine vehicle. Things may change once Fuel Cell or SSD battery technology made a breakthrough in the future.
RogerWilco 3 өдрийн өмнө
Why are 27 independent countries in the EU better able to coordinate and set policy than thee 50 states in the one country that is the USA? US politics is broken, and the first-past-the-post election systems are the biggest source. Too many things in the US is delegated to local governments, so the state and federal government can avoid blame for their failures.
Warren Withers
Warren Withers 3 өдрийн өмнө
I appreciate all the math here, but all this assumes that everyone wakes up every day and drives 600 miles. I’m pretty sure 95% of days, 95%+ of us don’t stray more than 100 miles from home, and return home and plug in and are fully charged the next day. (Btw, I get it, a few of us do just that, and some don’t have access to home charging, so buy a gas car). Which means that the good old Chevy Bolt (my car, btw very cheaply available used or on lease,and a total blast to drive) has plenty of range. I’ve owned mine for 2 years and have used a DC fast charger twice in 21,000 miles of driving. And (as someone smartly mentioned) how much does a gas station cost to install? And whatever that number is it does not account for the externalized cost (environmental degradation, etc). These sort of “too clever” explainers are all over, and don’t mean to be rude, but they all will age poorly over time as we continue to innovate. Like all the “windmills only work when the wind blows and we will Never figure out how to capture and use their energy so let’s keep burning coal..etc etc”.
Andy 3 өдрийн өмнө
This is great info. Thank you. This is what I’ve been saying all along. We need to standardize the entire charging infrastructure if we are to make this work.
Robert Pryor
Robert Pryor 19 цагийн өмнө
It's happening, this video is misleading or old
Anita Verhoogt
Anita Verhoogt 3 өдрийн өмнө
It wasn't Westinghouse it was Nicola Teala behind AC
JK Proto
JK Proto 3 өдрийн өмнө
how big is a very large fridge?
Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden 3 өдрийн өмнө
There is absolutely no way I am buying another gas powered car. By the time that my EV needs a battery replacement, the batter tech will be so superior to gas powered vehicles that there will be literally zero reasons to buy the inefficient gas powered cars ever again. When the average battery pack energy storage gets vehicles 400 miles per charge and a charge from empty to full is 45 minutes or less, gas powered cars will be toast.
Francis McClaughry
Francis McClaughry 3 өдрийн өмнө
down here in the boonies it is maybe and hour and a half two hours to a charging station
Steve Fritz
Steve Fritz 3 өдрийн өмнө
What I see is people park at the charging station for hours and not just until their car is full.
Jayne Murrill
Jayne Murrill 3 өдрийн өмнө
I’d like to see an analysis of the impact of multiple home power stations on our power grid. Would the power grid as it exists be able to handle the additional load without brownouts?
Robert Pryor
Robert Pryor 19 цагийн өмнө
Less of a problem than you would think, but good idea to get to solar on a few rooftops
Anthony Romano
Anthony Romano 3 өдрийн өмнө
What about the local power grid? With regular blackouts in California and the weather related failures in Texas how well the grid handle this load?
sebastian garcia corral
sebastian garcia corral 3 өдрийн өмнө
Can someone explain to me if there would be any battery deterioration by constantly charging until 50% (or just partially charging the car) instead of a normal full charge?
sebastian garcia corral
sebastian garcia corral Өдрийн өмнө
@rickmd thanks bro!
rickmd Өдрийн өмнө
Toyota limits the charging of Prius batteries to no more than 80%... A 100% charge stresses their batteries, so the car's automatic system won't allow it. Same with your phone. I have an app on my phone which dings when it reaches 80% or less than 20%. They last far longer then.
Thaa Fire
Thaa Fire 3 өдрийн өмнө
Not really a fan of comparing time to load certain percentages when the actual range of those cars that were compared are so different.
Jasmine Love
Jasmine Love 3 өдрийн өмнө
The reason why obesity exists today is because people prefer convenience over quality. Fast food is convenient and cheap but you pay for it down the road in hospital bills. Electric cars are more expensive(for now) but it’s with a reward. It’s better for the environment. It shouldn’t even be an option for us to choose which type of car we want. The government should only allow production of vehicles that limit pollution moving forward. Which would create incentive to perfect the EV all while lowering the cost because the technology will be readily available. But consumerism is our drug of choice.
Jasmine Love
Jasmine Love 3 өдрийн өмнө
Just like any other revolutionary idea this is going to take time. Gas vehicles weren’t perfected over night. The problem within the US is that companies would rather rival each other than to come up with a uniform standard in the technology of the electric vehicles and customize the body as they do with gas vehicles. There are many different petroleum cars on the market now but everyone has their own preference in aesthetics. They should research the best solution for the charging issue together then set themselves apart with the aesthetic of the body and style of the car.
Sergi 3 өдрийн өмнө
There is a DC charger in Clayton, NM just between Amarillo TX, and Trinidad CO. So the gaps are only ~100 miles
Christopher Gibbons
Christopher Gibbons 3 өдрийн өмнө
I don't care if the get they price down to $5. If it cannot charge in under ten minutes it fundamentally cannot perform the function of a car. Hydrogen is a superior technology in every way.
portfelio 3 өдрийн өмнө
forget 31 minutes. Once EVs are able to charge up as quickly as it would take a CE vehicle, that's when you'll see a real uptake.
LivingAndroid 4 өдрийн өмнө
Even if Lithium-ion battery technology increases in density by a factor of 10 it is nowhere near as energy dense as regular ol petrol. Other than caring for the environment why would a consumer move towards a somewhat inferior product?
Paul Kryder
Paul Kryder 4 өдрийн өмнө
INCREDIBLY inept of you to refer to the Chevy BOLT as the Chevy VOLT. The Volt was a hybrid car that has been discontinued, the Bolt is a pure EV.
Michael Issa
Michael Issa 4 өдрийн өмнө
Elon M need to drop to 26k so more people buy it hence it will justify rapid investment in infrastructure combined with some government credit incentives to individuals not corporate so they can apply to 26k less 6k credit, we need to move fast before bidu sends Chinese cheaper cars
Hovis Hill
Hovis Hill 4 өдрийн өмнө
Use in cold temperatures will lead to about 20-30% drop in range and continually recharging batteries will degrade the batteries range over time, times charged, by about 30-50%. Charging very quickly also degrades battery life. But I have to agree the very poor charging network is the major issue for most owner.
SlingbladeJim 4 өдрийн өмнө
Nicola Tesla's method pulled electricity from the air but that would mean free of it's NOT that a system doesn't's that the OVERLORDS LOOSE CONTROL.
ljmtac 4 өдрийн өмнө
in europe when u find a charger they are often out of order (tesla or others)
Marlon Mariano
Marlon Mariano 4 өдрийн өмнө
even enough charging station will fully make it doesnt solve the problem because the car company except Tesla cant able to make more ev car because they prefer to sell ICE vehicles and making ev and sell for it makes them loss profit each car they make.
Shreyas Maitreya
Shreyas Maitreya 4 өдрийн өмнө
Oy! It's a rectifier not an inverter. (A FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER)
Ramon Cardona
Ramon Cardona 4 өдрийн өмнө
I envisioned a similar report from 1900 comparing the horse powered vehicles with the new gasoline powered ones. Steam was already being phased out and 1900 battery electric cars were peaking out as well. So, gasoline supplies were limited vs a horse can feed on any field. The horse worked year round as long as the wagon trailering behind was operational. Road conditions, trails or paths in actuality, favored hoofs over the solid rubber wheels as to traction. Horses were cheaper to own and to replace, were quieter that gas engines, and could pull heavier loads. Gas cars were toys for the rich! Sounding familiar as to the argument of this presentation? As to price vs range, after 7 years of driving a 70 mile range Leaf electric car w/o issues, for me it’s been ideal due to traffic and roads with signals every 1/2 to 1 mile, and where I need to go being within 20 miles. I purchased the Leaf used, low miles, top trim level, for about 1/3 of MSRP. Others driving either a 35 mile or 50 mile range Chevy Volt PHEV have logged over 80% yearly electric miles. On he opposite side of the aisle, people buy large, heavy, 15 mpg pickup trucks for moving people, no cargo. Talk about expensive transportation! The US market, until Tesla, had limited to zero options as to buying or leasing an electric vehicle on purpose! After all, a large portion of the economy centers on vehicles that burn fossil fuels and EVs are a threat. Thanks
deep g
deep g 4 өдрийн өмнө
very well explained...go hydrogen! no problem of charging, no problem of environmental degradation caused by lithium mining or mining cobalt from unstable Africa - 100% democratic fuel source available every corner of the water just needs water + electricity
Gary Francis
Gary Francis 4 өдрийн өмнө
I can’t stand these smarmy know it alls with the same tone and cadence that tells you they think they know everything and such superior thinkers to everyone else. Mr. Smart Ass isn’t that convincing in his arguments. He just thinks he is.
Hayden Lau
Hayden Lau 4 өдрийн өмнө
If fuller batteries charge slower why not put several hundred smaller individual batteries into the car?
Daniel Stoica
Daniel Stoica 4 өдрийн өмнө
Lithium Titinate batteries. Fast charging and longer life.
That American
That American 4 өдрийн өмнө
EVs aren't anywhere near the tipping point. LOL
kanedanoglory 5 өдрийн өмнө
EV's are just too expensive. Why? It's stupid to buy a brand new car. No ifs ands or buts. Most people that buy ICE cars buy used so you cannot compare new EVs to new ICE, you have to compare a new EV to used ICE. Also, used ICE cars typically still carry the same distance capability as they did from the time they were new, 5 to 10 years ago. Buying a used EV is kind of silly because batteries will lose capacity over time and most have a life of 65,000 miles which isn't a lot. Sure, some claim to have warranty up to 100k, but even Tesla will only cover complete failures and not over-time-degradation and typically will only cover once its capacity drops to about 60-70% of charge capacity within warranty time limits. Lastly, the costs to replace a battery is outrageous. EVs are not worth it until either we have newer battery tech or they can sell it for $20k, otherwise, it's better to just buy a used Honda Civic. Of course though, the government will step in and ban all ICE cars soon so whatever...
SUMIT GUPTA 5 өдрийн өмнө
I recently was in market to buy a new Car. I literally did not buy a tesla or the new Volkswagen ID4 is because of the charging network in USA. As much I appreciate the 250+ mile range, I cannot imagine what will happen when I don't have access to charging station if I am taking a long road trip. I bought a Mazda CX5 and maybe in 3-4 years when the EV as well as Charging station is more mature, I will switch to EV for good!
Chris Diver
Chris Diver 5 өдрийн өмнө
Did I miss it or did you miss the point that you don’t need fast charging on a daily basis? The “gas station” is in your home, it’s fully charged every day. You only need fast charging for road trips.
jeromesnail 2 өдрийн өмнө
Not everybody can charge at home.
VAMobMember 5 өдрийн өмнө
So you want the federal government to build charging stations THAT BIG BUSINESS WILL THEN MAKE A PROFIT FROM?
VAMobMember 5 өдрийн өмнө
You forgot one VERY important detail. Most of the power used to charge EV cars comes from FOSSIL FUELS AND NUCLEAR POWER.
Mechna Prime
Mechna Prime 5 өдрийн өмнө
the reason the us does not have charging stations and charging standards because the us government is in the pocket of big oil. it's why they don't have reliable long distance rail either.
Woland Bzh
Woland Bzh 5 өдрийн өмнө
in a tesla model 3, converter is rated 11kW, so full to 20% to 80% takes 4hrs for a SR+, in europe at least. No supercharger / fast charger issue in Europe, both are CSS combo. Charginig as you say, it's the key to success for EV.
burung81 5 өдрийн өмнө
This could happen in China only. Easy to set standard and government ready to pave infrastructure first.
plamentd 5 өдрийн өмнө
And what about grid ability to support charging of all these EVs when they replace internal combustion ones?
rickmd Өдрийн өмнө
Yes... it's going to take years before everything comes together and EVs dominate, IMO.
TeslaScoop 5 өдрийн өмнө
Model3 SR is $35k.. The one you show in the video has a range of 264mi at highway speeds not 237.. Charging full tank on Tesla is $8.00.. Tesla Model3 charges in 15 min and you go on in 100-150 mi you charge another 15 mins, superchargers are everywhere. Everything you show in the video is already solved..
Robert Myers
Robert Myers 5 өдрийн өмнө
What consumers think they need, and what they actually need, are two different and constantly changing things. 90% of consumers will end up charging their car at home, over night. This will cover 90% of their driving needs, meaning everything but extended trips far from home. These arguments remind me of when cell phones came out. They went from toys for the rich to one in every pocket seemingly overnight. Since most families have more than one car, they will replace one with an electric, get used to it and find out how great they are, and then fight over it until they can replace their second car with one. By that time, superchargers will be ubiquitous. As for adapters, whatever you can't buy today will be on Amazon tomorrow. Tesla and third parties already offer more flavors of adapters than Baskin Robbins does ice cream.
Patrick Kuras
Patrick Kuras 5 өдрийн өмнө
Comparing the number of needed gas stations to the number of needed EV fast charging stations is pointless. In normal daily driving, an EV driver will never, ever visit a charging station. They will simply charge at home, and possibly at work. For short-trip driving, charging stations are absolutely unnecessary. Thus, EV fast charge stations are not needed near where people live. They're needed more-or-less exclusively near intercity highway driving routes to serve drivers who are on a long trip. For this reason, the world will NEVER need as many EV charging stations as it has gas stations now.
Shay Gilcreest
Shay Gilcreest 5 өдрийн өмнө
Why is it that Europe seems to always be ahead of the US on everything?
Kinjiru731 5 өдрийн өмнө
It seems like part of the solution, albeit not an easy one, is higher capacity batteries. That would allow for partial charge to have a bigger impact on range.
Dan 5 өдрийн өмнө
It takes 2 minutes to fill a fuel tank and then drive 1,000km. Why would I get an EV.
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