The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

9 feb. 2021
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References
[1] www.ucsusa.org/resources/surveying-consumers-electric-vehicles
[2] www.castrol.com/content/dam/castrol/master-site/en/global/home/technology-and-innovation/electric-vehicle-adoption/accelerating_the_evolution_study.pdf
[3] www.chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-ev; www.tesla.com/model3/design#overview; www.nissanusa.com/shopping-tools/build-price/cars/nissan-leaf/2021/40-kwh/29125:BABYp:AqoD5iM/exterior; afdc.energy.gov/data/10567
[4] www.tesla.com/model3/design#overview; www.chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-ev;
[5] teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/updated-model-3-charging-profiles-durations.145054/; www.chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-ev; www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/electric-cars/leaf/features/range-charging-battery.html
[6] neo.ubs.com/shared/d1N4RjMdUf/; insideevs.com/news/444567/electrify-america-new-lower-rates/
[7] neo.ubs.com/shared/d1N4RjMdUf/
[8] www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-tsla-4q-earnings-report-2020-11611708257
[9] www.plugshare.com/location/284932
[10] cleantechnica.com/2019/02/16/standardization-of-ev-charging-in-the-eu/
[11] www.iea.org/reports/global-ev-outlook-2020
[12] www.iea.org/reports/global-ev-outlook-2020
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  • hybrid is the way of the future - unless you drive short distance or city only

    Angelo FidanzaAngelo FidanzaAcum 7 minute
  • A lengthy trivial conversation about a fraudulent technology. First the creaky, aged and poorly maintained grid will not support millions of electric cars - just look at what happened in Texas! Second does anyone think to ask where the electricity comes from? In the United Snakes the grid is about 80% COAL. Since when is burning coal in your car better than burning gasoline? Third what about the toxic footprint of building the non-recycleable battery. What about when these lumps of poison wear out? Do they go into the landfill? What about the mining of all the toxic rare earth minerals? Mining is the most destructive thing we do - it destroys the environment and indigenous communities. Read The Limits of Clean Energy at Peak Oil News for more on that. Also look at Planet of the Humans, available on ROones more about the fraud which is so-called "clean energy." So-called "green" corporations are razing entire forests for bio-mass. People are hypnotized by this insane nonsense. This is not about saving the environment; it is so the car companies can keep building cars and so mindless dupe consumers can continue ruining the environment while engaging in the illusion of freedom through "happy motoring." If we were serious about saving the climate (which we are not) we should have put natural gas engines in every car of the fleet, stopped making new cars and focused on making parts for the existing fleet and training auto workers as mechanics. But this is about corporate profit, not about saving the environment. But here is twenty minutes upholding the fraud by discussing charging from the inadequate grid. Shake your head, people.

    Garett FoxGarett FoxAcum 11 minute
  • They allegedly can go to Mars but can’t properly charge cars.

    Scrooge McDuckScrooge McDuckAcum 31 minut
  • I'm not going to sit at a charging station for 15 minutes!!

    v wv wAcum 54 minute
  • Sorry but I'm not paying 36k for a car

    uwuSymuwuSymAcum oră
  • You're ahead of yourself. The supply of electricity in L.A.,Houston and other metropolitan areas is already compromised with frequent "brown-outs". and there is very, very few electric cars out there overall.(1 in over 5,000). Look at gridlock in our hugh cities, consider electrical demands a hundred times greater than today. Materials for building batteries and disposing of them properly (c'mon green people) is not even fathomed, let alone a realistic plan. The rush is on -A.O.C. says we only have 11 years left!!!

    Tony MorseTony MorseAcum oră
  • My ICE has a range of 400 miles and it takes me 5 minutes to fill up and go another 400 miles. Until EVs can do that I'm not interested. EVs are fine for city dwellers or commuters but if you want real range ICEs rule.

    MattMattAcum oră
  • VHS vs. BETA all over again..

    TheJimprezTheJimprezAcum oră
  • Gonna cry?

    AB MAB MAcum oră
  • How can a bunch of countries in Europe work together and have a standard charger type but the US as one country can’t?

    Alfie WebbAlfie WebbAcum oră
  • i'm still sticking with my gas guzzling SUV!

    howtobebasic 2howtobebasic 2Acum oră
  • this is all a waste of time,the 3rd world will still be using mopeds and knacked old fuel burning trucks and old bangers for the next hundered years, they all don't abuse poor old donkeys.stop building electric cars and convert old and new cars to HYDROGEN.

    gas monkeygas monkeyAcum 2 ore
  • Electric vehicles are purely political. They have nothing to do with making America better.

    quartytypoquartytypoAcum 2 ore
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    sujon khansujon khanAcum 2 ore
  • How do I invest in a charging station?

    Joy AustinJoy AustinAcum 2 ore
  • everything electric sucks in extreme cold

    michael kennedymichael kennedyAcum 2 ore
  • Has anyone laid their own eyes at a massive strip mine operation to extract the metals to produce these batteries? Or tour the new electrical generating plants to supply electricity for our new increased demand to “save the planet”? When one looks at two graphs from our ancient history, one of oxygen levels through the eons, the other of temperatures back to the Cambrian, you can clearly see that the climate we enjoy is actually an anomaly, and a very recent thing.

    Common Sense RealistCommon Sense RealistAcum 3 ore
  • I SEE ALOT OF TESLA WITH ICED UP WINDSHIELD.. HOW DO THEY HEAT THE INTERIOR?

    Shawn NicholShawn NicholAcum 4 ore
  • Many people "try" electric cars, but soon after return to "real" cars. That constant "low battery" beeper on the dash drives many people crazy. Return to a real car and get back to "real driving.

    MrMusic1950MrMusic1950Acum 4 ore
  • What, Chevy Volt is a full EV? Since when? Are you guys talking about the Bolt?

    bouytt guytbouytt guytAcum 4 ore
  • I love that the public charge areas are powered by a Diesel generators. 😂

    MOCOHO -JONNYMOCOHO -JONNYAcum 4 ore
  • What I didn't hear is consistently bringing your lithiums up to only 50% then draining to near 0 is a very efficient way to burn them up pre maturely.

    no availno availAcum 5 ore
  • I'm still trying to figure out why we need pure sine wave inverters to charge batteries.

    no availno availAcum 5 ore
  • The solution might be to have stations where you swap out the battery hydraulically. Pull into the station and drop your discharged battery and put in an already fully charged battery and you are on your way. Batteries would all have to be the same size and shape.

    conifergreen2conifergreen2Acum 5 ore
    • What bout something to charge ure battery while u drive?

      bouytt guytbouytt guytAcum 4 ore
  • Maybe I'm just an edge case. I can't afford a brand new EV. In fact I don't want to spend 20K on a used EV. I realized however that almost all of my driving was within a thirty mile radius of our apartment, in fact it was usually within fifteen. Our apartment has our parking space on the side of the apartment and I'm running a heavy 110V extension cable to my granny charger to charge up the car. I find that my cars like most cars spend at least 90% of their time sitting idle and now we work from home. I bought a second hand 2013 Nissan Leaf with about 80% left on the battery for $5,600 and this car is our Seattle town car. Although it's range is somewhat truncated it's more than enough to cover almost all of our driving. We kept the 2003 Honda Element for longer trips but they seem to be few and far between. I love driving the Leaf because it's quiet, smooth and ridiculously reliable. And it comes with a fully charged battery whenever I need to get groceries or run my wife to her office or take the dog to the vet. I know that a lot of people get hung up on range but most people do tiny mileage for virtually all their trips. If the Honda Element failed I'd get rid of it and just rent an ICE for the rare long trip. I reckon the Leaf is saving us about $120 a month so if I do need an ICE to go on those trips the Leaf has paid for it. Like I said, edge case.

    Paul Le MarsPaul Le MarsAcum 6 ore
  • Weight and volume of the batterys is also an issue

    Anthony MartinAnthony MartinAcum 7 ore
  • Electric will not become useful until they figure out that the battery needs to be REMOVEABLE. So you can replace the discharged battery with a new charged battery. And that you can do so at home or at a battery replacement center. once that becomes available cars can travel hundreds or even thousands of miles.... just saying this Tesla......are you listening?????

    DrakulaDrakulaAcum 7 ore
  • For everyone saying "you can just charge at home", maybe you need to stop and think about all of the people who live in an apartment. Are you going to force all apartment owners to somehow retrofit their entire parking lot with chargers, and then manage the overhead of the upkeep of all of those chargers that will be vandalized or broken? Elitists never think about anyone other than themselves. Typical liberals. Also, the pollution created by all of the additional coal and gas that will need to be burned just to power these fossil fuel machines is a joke, not to mention the billions of tons of ore that will need to be mined to create all of the batteries and copper wiring. Oil will still be needed to produce the rubbers, plastics and lubricants that the machines require. EV is delusional. Biodiesel and biofuels or maybe hydrogen fuel cells are the future of transportation power, not EV. Of course, if nations would follow China's lead in developing more nuclear power plants...

    Read The Western JournalRead The Western JournalAcum 8 ore
  • The industry made a critical mistake from the beginning. In order for this to work, you have to think of the batteries as part of the fuel delivery system not as part of the vehicle. Slide out the spent batteries, slide in charged ones, off you go.

    Michael GonzalezMichael GonzalezAcum 8 ore
  • Nice video.

    Alparslan KorkmazAlparslan KorkmazAcum 8 ore
  • it's converter not inverter m8. Half this video is based on inverters.... converters can be very high power and relatively small, because all they need to do is rectify and smooth....

    adamlikessexyladiesadamlikessexyladiesAcum 9 ore
  • What prices can you expect to pay for a charge?

    Randy SimmonsRandy SimmonsAcum 9 ore
  • Great berief

    Salih ElmaagacliSalih ElmaagacliAcum 9 ore
  • What are ‘evies’ apart from there being more than one ‘Evie’ present? Are you trying to say E.V.? Because you’re not making it by several country miles. It’s two letters, not a word! Same with anyone from the US saying TV, TB, or BB. Stop saying ‘Teeevse’, ‘teeebie’ and ‘beeebie’ respectively. You utter dunces.

    Ignatios NelsonIgnatios NelsonAcum 9 ore
  • Just FYI, Type 1 CCS and J1772 are the same. The difference is Type 1 CCS has the DC extended pins, so Type 1 can use a J1772 charger. It is just slower.

    Be A Part Of The MagicBe A Part Of The MagicAcum 9 ore
  • What ‘s this video missing is most EV charge at home, we don’t need as much charger station as gas station.

    John WuJohn WuAcum 9 ore
  • Biden's infrastructure package is specifically going to be targeting this charger issue.

    Blake BrownBlake BrownAcum 10 ore
    • Just as soon as he's done with the illegal immigration infrastructure he'll get right on it. 😁 don't hold your breath waiting...

      Tony MorseTony MorseAcum 50 minute
  • What bout something to charge ure battery while u drive?

    David RusinDavid RusinAcum 10 ore
  • N. Tesla won the AC vs DC war. I believe Tesla will also win the charging war.

    Carter JohnsonCarter JohnsonAcum 11 ore
  • I believe a gas station cost $250,000 to build. And it needs Staff as well.... and they are everywhere. Just saying.

    Carter JohnsonCarter JohnsonAcum 11 ore
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    asher myersasher myersAcum 11 ore
  • My biggest question is would the power grids be able to handle these type of increases?

    Greg HamiltonGreg HamiltonAcum 11 ore
  • Leave it to the USA to take a perfectly good system & invent a plug they can patent, but does the same in a different shape 😏

    HenryMansonHenryMansonAcum 11 ore
  • You are missing a giant point. You don't need to match the 4 minutes from a gas station since you can fully charge at home. You only need them on travel routes. I'm sure you are smart enough to figure that out and just did not think it through

    David HewesDavid HewesAcum 11 ore
  • Dominant?! Not until an EV can out run and out distance gas vehicles, charge in the time it takes to fill a gas tank, and cost about the same or less. Batteries are enormously expensive and hold far less energy than a gas tank.

    Froman AbeFroman AbeAcum 12 ore
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    John DavidJohn DavidAcum 13 ore
  • 1h charge seems reasonable for 5-8h ride

    GregorianegGregorianegAcum 13 ore
  • Time for roads with built-in wireless charging! :D

    Jeremy LandigJeremy LandigAcum 13 ore
  • You should have done a lot more research. Setec does make and sells a CCS1 to Tesla Adapter for the US. Tesla may also be selling their own CCS1 adapter here as they do in Korea.

    David StatonDavid StatonAcum 14 ore
    • Just in two weeks since your video came out, the charging network has gotten better and it will only improve.

      David StatonDavid StatonAcum 13 ore
  • Oil production picked in 2019 and most of industrialised countries are making petrol car illegal by 2030

    WP OperaWP OperaAcum 14 ore
  • This is interesting. Some other issues of EV cars needing coverage such as infrastructure of charging stations is rural areas, lack of electrical grid for mass EV vehicles, battery waste and battery mining required, rare metal waste, charging losses and battery life. We would be better suited to invest in mass transit systems using EV systems.

    Idaho 2nd GensIdaho 2nd GensAcum 14 ore
  • Can you talk about the world lithium problem? As electric vehicles come more popular lithium will become even more scarce.

    Scott WhitleyScott WhitleyAcum 14 ore
  • Biggest crock of shit video I have ever seen... The authors are obviously on the Kick Brother's payroll, and then some ! 🤣🤣🤣

    daltonxdaltonxAcum 15 ore
  • Electric Vehicle = coal powered car

    Randy BaumeryRandy BaumeryAcum 15 ore
  • The flaw in this theory that people want a vehicle that will carge in 31 minutes. Nonsense, until you can charge a car as fast as you can fill a tank wih gas the public will never go for it.

    Rob StampRob StampAcum 16 ore
  • Chevy BOLT? Tesla Truck both should have been included, for that I give your views a thumbs DOWN

    Red Eyes at NightRed Eyes at NightAcum 16 ore
  • Hey someone wants to give me a free Tesla car and pay for the main something else I’ll take it.

    Ryan ButterlyRyan ButterlyAcum 17 ore
  • UTTER RUBBISH. What the industry needs is very high capacity batteries that are not fully utilized. If you have a 200kWh battery but treat it as a 100kWh battery, you can both charge it very fast and have it last a very long time. Battery cost and battery bulk is everything. Once you have that, everything else resolves itself. -- BTW, 31 minutes is still unworkable unless you have a charger on every parking space everywhere. A better solution is a gas turbine APU. It'll be the size of a muffler, puts out about 30kW and runs on gasoline. There is no coolant system, no radiator, no chains, no cams, no belts, nothing. It either runs at optimum speed or not at all. It wouldn't be that efficient but you can fill up its tank in 2 minutes and if you only use it on long trips and in emergencies who cares if it only gets 20 mpg? There'll be a switch on the dash where you can turn it on. When you do it'll replenish the charge on the battery if it is below 30% and shut off automatically at 70% (or whatever you want it to shut off at).

    Dwight LooiDwight LooiAcum 17 ore
  • You are missing a very important point. We park our cars overnight in public parking spaces here. You would need to install one charger in every space to make them really viable. The cost would be prohibitive to say the least. Leaving your car uncharged overnight in the NE would never fly with anyone using public parking.

    john marksjohn marksAcum 17 ore
  • Tipping point is not Down Under yet. The starting price for an EV is $US34,000 or if you want the popular brand it is $US52,000 whereas a popular small ICE sedan starts at just over $US21,000. In the small ICE sedan on today's average fuel price for 94 Octane Ethanol it would cost just over $US10 to travel 100 miles. To charge your EV and pay the extra road tax in some Australian states your EV will cost almost $US9 for 100 miles.

    N7eptuneN7eptuneAcum 17 ore
  • Wow it's almost like competition for profit isn't actually that useful and screws over customers

    Smiley PSmiley PAcum 17 ore
  • 10:25 so what's the problem then? Doesn't Elon have over 120b$ what's 8b if you have close to 150b?

    Smiley PSmiley PAcum 17 ore
  • 11:02. “It is the classic chicken-and-the-egg problem.” Not quite the right expression here, IMO. It is the classic Catch-22 problem.

    StamfordBridgeStamfordBridgeAcum 17 ore
  • What about crime at the charging stations. It will be a perfect place where someone will be stuck there for 30 minutes and also fighting over the last station. This will help increase gun sales because you would be an idiot to not have a gun with you when you’ve been on the road for 2 hours and a 30 minute nap sounding pretty good while recharging. You wake up and see a thief pointing 45 at your face. I will stick with petro and hope I die before the dumbocraps force an EV on me.

    LITEWRENCHLITEWRENCHAcum 18 ore
  • Well done, a very interesting and informative video. As a non-electric car owner, I wasn't aware of this issue.

    Tinker TaylorTinker TaylorAcum 18 ore
  • When you recognise the landscape at 0:39 because you where there (Snæfellsnesvegur, Iceland)

    Pim CommandeurPim CommandeurAcum 19 ore
  • So Tesla charger is like the Apple lightning port

    Alex AirAlex AirAcum 19 ore
  • If they keep screwing the fuel up the public will have no choice

    Edward motocyclismEdward motocyclismAcum 19 ore
  • If you are watching this video, your car is probably parked and therefrore could be charging. Or you can watch this video while charging. If you fill up your gas tank everytime you go to the gas station, then EV's might not be for you, but if you can get through your daily commute in under 200 miles per day. You should already be driving electric. Cuz, saving money..

    Quincy HollowayQuincy HollowayAcum 19 ore
  • New Zealand has no insentives at all but we do have great charging network that the power companies have put in. Shame the government here are about the tax us per KM driven the same as diesels are taxed here and at the same cost = killing EV take up

    Free WillyFree WillyAcum 20 ore
  • There's a gas station and tesla charging station near me. I usually fill up 2 times a month at the gas station early in the morning before work. When i drive by the Tesla station seeing people waiting in their EV to recharge and other tesla's waiting for a spot it just makes me laugh.

    Ectoplasmic EntityEctoplasmic EntityAcum 20 ore
    • @Michael tell that to them

      Ectoplasmic EntityEctoplasmic EntityAcum 4 ore
    • Superchargers are for road trips. Not for daily use. For daily use, you charge at home or at work.

      MichaelMichaelAcum 5 ore
    • If there are consistently people waiting for a spot then that station has undercapacity and Tesla should expand.

      Henri ZwolsHenri ZwolsAcum 6 ore
  • The charging problem is easily solved. Just implement rapid battery swaps. It's already a thing and you can change batteries faster than filling up, plus EV's have almost no maintenance costs.

    NEIL FOXNEIL FOXAcum 21 oră
  • EVs are the best. I've driven 2 and own 1. I will never go back to ICE. Would you still buy a Nokia? No. And this video has so much false / missleading information. Camparing Hybrids and calling them.electric cars. Wendover has failed to see that charging at home, does not require you to charge as often. And that's why it is OKAY to have a charger 31 minutes away. I only charge 4.5% DC.

    FIGHTTHECABLEFIGHTTHECABLEAcum 21 oră
  • Talk about stupid.

    geckoblaze48geckoblaze48Acum 21 oră
  • Many people "try" electric cars (microwave ovens), but always, and very soon go back to a "real car", yup, like the cordless diy drill, always need the 4 hour charge in town. Never will leccy cars be usable for this reason. Dont waste your time with microwave ovens.

    MrMusic1950MrMusic1950Acum 21 oră
  • Only $7.8 billion? Well, instead of sending up rockets, Musk could build them instead.

    David SzakacsDavid SzakacsAcum 21 oră
  • Am I paying more for power during "peak time", so that some legislators investment in Tesla can grow?

    Rick ShawRick ShawAcum 21 oră
  • Chargers need to be in at least 1 in 4 gas stations or at least in somewhere as convenient before I'll consider. Older EVs need to be charged more often than new ones and I'll never be able to afford a new EV.

    Philip BruckerPhilip BruckerAcum 21 oră
  • If you add up the subsidy being paid by (other) people, impracticality in half(?) the nation, the energy inefficiently that is insurmountable if the entire energy cycle is considered, there are quantum leaps in technology needed.

    218philip218philipAcum 21 oră
  • The question comes down to this, "Will the people buy their second electric car?"

    allgoo 19allgoo 19Acum 22 ore
    • @Quincy Holloway : "I'm on my 4th, haven't paid for a tank of gas since 2012." == One every two years? What were the reason for buying so many electric cars?

      allgoo 19allgoo 19Acum 19 ore
    • I'm on my 4th, haven't paid for a tank of gas since 2012.

      Quincy HollowayQuincy HollowayAcum 19 ore
  • Europe has a plan but doesn't have Tesla

    modianoificationmodianoificationAcum 22 ore
  • 4:45: Man, technically Thomas Edison did "battled it out" with George Westinghouse, because they controlled General Electric and Westinghouse Electric Co, but in reality the father of the Alternating Current (AC) was Nikola Tesla, who is arguably the father of the modern electrical grid. Other than that, is a great video!!

    Angel GonzálezAngel GonzálezAcum 22 ore
  • "Charging station distribution" is what we need to monitor. If that even becomes 50/50 with gas stations, it's going to be a scary time. Many many many gas stations are going to have to shutdown due to lack of demand. There are going to be old-schoolers who will want to keep a gas car for hobby purposes, but it's going to be tough to find gas.

    Roman NumeralRoman NumeralAcum 23 ore
    • @Iv zh That would be great for the auto industry if they can reuse old infrastructure. Gotta keep an eye on that as well.

      Roman NumeralRoman NumeralAcum 19 ore
    • Nah homie, Porsche and Siemens Energy set to produce a hydrogen based synthetic fuel by 2022,, which would be usable with all of the current manufacturing, storage and distribution infrastructure.

      Iv zhIv zhAcum 21 oră
  • What hadn't been addressed is the size of the electric fleet. If there were, say ten percent electrics, the power grid could not handle the charging load to service all of those electrics. This video really glosses over the real problems with EVs. As a total transportation solution, from creation on the factory floor to end-of-life - taking in consideration ALL aspects - they are a very poor.

    Steve PrestekSteve PrestekAcum 23 ore
  • Great video. Keep creating

    Absurd 72Absurd 72Acum 23 ore
  • I Wouldn't Have One, On A Bet!

    Mark McelheneyMark McelheneyAcum o Zi
  • The nail was hit head on.

    David McNamaraDavid McNamaraAcum o Zi
  • Frankly in urban India at least except for NCR, most people don't seem to drive very frequently outside of their city. Like people in Kolkata for instance don't drive outside of it that much. If most of your driving is restricted to an urban area and if you can charge at home, your problem is mostly solved and then essentially a matter of cost.

    Hari SaduHari SaduAcum o Zi
  • Do we have coordinated government plans? Yeah, well, but you know... Also, cost of EVs is definitely in the way, maybe not in the US, Norway, Switzerland and the like, but for me in Spain, spending 30K in a car is no joke.

    Jack GarcíaJack GarcíaAcum o Zi
  • Once synthetic fuels come online the EV 'craze' will pass. Electricity does not come from Fairy Dust and the strip mining needed to produce the batteries will become unacceptable. EVs are not 'clean' and will be obsolete soon enough. A classic NIMBY distribution of the pollution.

    Dave BlockDave BlockAcum o Zi
  • Good video but it completely ignores the KW demand issue. You have to have the power available in the quantity needed (instantaneous KW) in order to power all these chargers. Renewables (solar and wind) being an intermittent supplier (low cap factor) can't supply the KW 'spikes' caused when mass amounts of EV's are plugged in. And you can't use battery storage for this scale/rate of energy. For that you need local gas 'peakers' to give instant power when needed. There are also designs for modular nuclear 'peakers' that could do this also. I also think the charging time for EV's needs to be about the same time it takes to fill a tank of gas before there is mass acceptance(which means even more KW required to charge). Currently the only way to do this is with capacitor based batteries which aren't economical yet.

    kk123 ggoglekk123 ggogleAcum o Zi
  • Luckily Tesla is a trillion dollar company

    Ricky GotRicky GotAcum o Zi
  • This is a classic liberal out look on solving the problem. Your asking the government to pick the winner when its not there business.

    Wayne WagnerWayne WagnerAcum o Zi
  • this is not a problem. Industries and supply lines have to develop. but at this point an electric vehicle is an option, and that is a huge option. Gas is supreme though, and getting rid of gas is a threat.

    Jason BeetlebornJason BeetlebornAcum o Zi
  • Add the data of having battery changing stations at gas stations and stand alone’s.

    don christiedon christieAcum o Zi
  • I'm getting a Big Block on Mars.

    Fred Gervin M.P.Fred Gervin M.P.Acum o Zi
  • Too bad we couldn't remain energy independent while we work this out... $5/gallon gas isn't going to enable regular people to buy new cars or make charging stations magically appear.

    Pink FlamingoPink FlamingoAcum o Zi
  • Can someone tell me how we're supposed to replace all ICE-powered vehicles with EVs? Where are we going to get the resources to produce the billions of huge batteries needed? And how are the dirt-poor slave labor mining those minerals supposed to get paid if the prices are to be dropped dramatically? Some food for thought for the "zero"-emission morons out there.

    O RO RAcum o Zi
    • And they still haven’t solved the problem of how to recycle the batteries

      Tim HarganTim HarganAcum 14 ore
  • The Volt is a hybrid EV, its EV range is 30-50 miles.

    Korwynias WolfdrakeKorwynias WolfdrakeAcum o Zi
  • I thought Edison battled Tesla...or is that fictional...like in Murdoch mysteries?

    Goby G-MajorGoby G-MajorAcum o Zi
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