The Truth About Electric Cars Biggest Problem


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From a scientific standpoint, the largest challenge facing today's electric cars is the energy density of batteries used. The batteries are both massive and heavy, and as a result have significant impacts on electric transportation feasibility depending on the scenario. This video analyzes today's batteries energy density, as well as the efficiency differences associated between gasoline vehicles and electric vehicles. Even when accounting for efficiency, the gap between electric and gasoline energy densities is quite large.
To further illustrate this point, we'll assess the feasibility of an electric powered semi-truck, and the weight of the battery required in order for the vehicle to have a range of 500 miles. The results will SHOCK you. Maybe not; that's just a bad joke. But you might learn something! Have a watch.
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  • bfjb70
    bfjb702 dager siden

    This will take 25+ years to get to where 95% of GND voters think we are right now. Shocker!

  • kєчur αhír
    kєчur αhír3 dager siden

    Great man

  • Aeryn Sun
    Aeryn Sun4 dager siden

    I can put about 16 gallons of gas in my truck. That's a lot of cans of Le Croix.

  • Dice Blue
    Dice Blue9 dager siden

    saying "apples to apples" comparison for electric cars is going to get confusing in 36 months.

  • Dani Badass
    Dani Badass11 dager siden

    My greatest fear is governments will intentionally make gasoline super expensive to force people into electrics.

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    You know it's interesting what people don't even realize is that the current car you're driving right now has an ion engine in it it's called a catalytic converter a catalytic converter through a catalyst process converts the combustible hydrocarbons and exhaust from your engine and causes a catalyst between the minerals in the converter that converts them into less dangerous emissions two of those chiefly are heat and water so you already have an ion engine in your car call the catalytic converter now what if they figure out a process or way to power the car on a larger device or catalytic converter where you have an engine like a catalytic converter that is able to take water or hydrogen or some other fuel source and through a catalyst process creates and generates Heat which is energy and then that is then used to power the car or vehicle people don't even realize you already have a mini ion engine in your car and didn't even know it it's called your catalytic converter that's what I mean about evolutionary steps forward in technology think about it what if they could develop a catalyst material that was far more reactive and say it reacted to something as simple as water or air or oxygen or some other element and created so much heat and energy that that could then be harnessed to actually power the vehicle I think that technology is just around the corner

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    It could be a fuel cell technology or perhaps ion engines NASA as we speak is working on and is developing ion engines that run on plasma so one day in the future you may have a vehicle that runs on an ion engine that is able to convert just air into plasma and energy through a catalyst process that will power your car vehicle almost indefinitely I don't know I'm not smart enough to know what the evolutionary leap will be but I am smart enough to know that it will happen and it will happen before this century is over because I study technology I studied history and I know how these things go and I can tell you that what everybody thinks is the future is not actually what the future wants a bean where are my flying cars lol you see we were all promised flying cars by the 2000s and so where is my flying car LOL see what I mean about technology in the future it rarely ever is what they tell you it's going to be

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    We are due for an evolutionary leap remember technology must like Evolution does not drudge along inch by inch it makes giant leaps forward that catch Everyone by surprise we didn't learn how to harness lightning for energy to Electrify our cities we just learn how to create electricity for ourselves and I am telling you right now electric vehicles and electric trucks are not the future the future of powering cars and vehicles will probably resemble something on the level of a fuel cell. I don't know if it'll be hydrogen because there are issues with hydrogen it may be some form of nuclear fusion we don't even know yet what science will bring this but there will be something that comes along in this Century that will solve all of our energy problems and all of this will seem really silly and your great-grandchildren will be watching NOlocal videos about when everybody thought that everyone was going to drive electric cars I suspect that the technology will be some kind of a fuel cell technology and will most likely be on a nano level as I think that nanotechnology is the future some kind of a nano fuel cell technology that will have nearly Infinite Energy producing capability and will make gasoline obsolete will make batteries obsolete will make all of this obsolete that is the evolutionary leap that we need to make to solve our energy problems because remember an electrified vehicle does not solve our energy problem something to think about

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    Now I will tell you this you cannot take a hundred plus year old technology like a battery and a little electric motor and swear that that is the future of Transportation cuz it's not something will come along that most people won't even be aware of that will completely revolutionize energy or transportation I don't know what it is but it will come and all of this will seem very silly and Tesla's and other electric vehicles will be in museums and sold at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction as cute little reminders of the past

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    I am not an engineer I do love your videos but I do know the history of industrialism and the history of engineering an invention and I can tell you that when everyone swears and says that this invention is the future 99.9% of the time it is not and I can also tell you that when everybody thinks that a particular invention or device will be the future it's not something comes along that no one even saw or recognized that completely revolutionizes the world and the idea is laughable that we could take a hundred plus year old technology as an electric motor and a battery and swear that it is the future because it's not it's the past they had Horseless electrified carriages over a hundred years ago in fact many of the first Horseless carriages before the Model T were in fact electric vehicles if you don't believe me you can Google it prove to yourself there was a reason why the technology was abandoned over a hundred years ago and it's pretty much the same problems that we still have a hundred years later LOL

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    Notice when you drive around you don't see anyone driving Nissan lease but you do see people driving Tesla's and I can tell you exactly the customer who drives a Tesla the Tesla is this generation's version of the Rolex watch in every shape and form imaginable a Casio watch tells time as reliable and predictable as a Rolex the Casio cost $10 the Rolex hundreds of thousands of dollars it is a exaggerated expression of one's excessive disposable income in other words rich people drive Teslas to not only tell you that they have excessive disposable income to pay ridiculous over inflated prices for an automobile especially and impractical automobile that can only be driven around for a couple hundred miles without having to be recharged and they can basically not take on any Sirius road trip but could only be used to commute but it's also to show you that not only are they rich I can spend money on such an exaggerated toy but they also care more about the planet Earth than you do with cute little license plates like zero emissions so that they can rub your dirty gas powered cars nose in their clean electric vehicles face but like the great Rush Limbaugh has always maintained that you're not driving an electric vehicle you're driving a coal powered vehicle since the vast majority of our electricity is in fact the ride from coal and natural gas power plants so your Tesla is not an electric vehicle it's a coal powered vehicle Tesla is the ultimate status symbol of excessive wealth an electric Tesla is the very definition of an impractical silly toy vehicle that only people with excessive wealth can afford to indulge and it is this generation's version of a Rolex why buy a Tesla because you can afford to buy a Tesla that's why and then you can drive around and feel Superior to all of the other slobs in their gas burning cars next to you and that is the only reason why mr. Elon Musk even sells the cars he sells

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    Most people don't even know that the vast majority of Tesla's profit is not derived from selling their 1% market share automobile it's actually derive from selling carbon credits that's right folks f****** carbon credits to other polluting manufacturers because of their electric vehicles so it's an accounting trick enabled by the government that allows Elon Musk to claim that his company is profitable but it's just shuffling figures from one side of the sheet to the other it is a fraud and if you notice who drives Tesla's cuz there are few where I live it's a particular customer who drives a Tesla

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    And there is no way in hell that Tesla stock is worth the evaluation that it is considering if you simply sit down and really think about everything that's disgusting these videos or all the other Hundred Reasons Why electric vehicles are completely impractical not environmentally friendly as the precious metals and heavy metals used in the construction of their batteries are both expensive rare and require in many cases slave labor in third world countries to acquire that's right where do you think Cobalt and lithium comes from that's required to make Lithium-ion batteries there is no way in hell that Tesla is worth the price of its stock it is the world's largest pozi scheme, we're going to run out of bigger fools to keep paying the price of the stock and then you'll see...

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    Capitalism like human beings always finds like water the path of least resistance to profitability and to efficiency and that's why gasoline engines were chose they were the path of least resistance to both profitability for auto manufacturers horsepower and durability to the consumer and price to the consumer that's why they've endured and if enjoyed over a hundred years of success where is the electrified Horseless carriages of over a hundred years ago now sit in museums where are Tesla cars will one day sit as well

  • Nathan bond
    Nathan bond11 dager siden

    Well duh sum of the first Horseless carriages over a hundred years ago we're actually electrified and battery operated but the decision was made to go with internal combustion engine for obvious reasons it was cheaper more efficient more ubiquitous and the energy potential of gasoline far exceeded what you could ever achieve through batteries electric vehicle is basically a hundred plus gyro technology that has been recirculated in the world's largest Ponzi scheme by our version of Thomas Edison mr. Elon Musk who is far more of a showman than he is an engineer

  • Waqar Ghulam
    Waqar Ghulam14 dager siden

    What about mass reduction as gas is consumed?

  • Jimmy O
    Jimmy O15 dager siden

    If we're discussing mass and efficiency, then we need to also discuss the mass differences of the respective powertrain assemblies (engine, transmission).

  • mack cummy
    mack cummy17 dager siden

    What about running the stereo and heat and all that, it would suck up the electricity.

  • michael perry
    michael perry18 dager siden

    Everyone forgets that Lithium is a heavy metal, dangerous to human beings, electric cars catch fire, toxic fumes worse than IC vehicles, but worse still it produces more carbon pollution (the god of greenies) to produce car batteries than IC engines AND when they are knackered and need replacing they are expensive to replace YOU pay for the exhausted batteries to be returned to the country of origin and stored. With IC engines most of the vehicle is recyclable and of value. Lithium Ion Batteries are a liability when they become useless. The Agenda Driven pro electric devotees hide these facts to support their beliefs. I live in Australia, I go 500km to my nearest holiday destination, 2000km east to leave my state or 4500 km north to do the same guess which vehicle is the only option available to me. Yes, not a vehicle with a max range of 300km with an 8 hr charge.

  • ae70gts
    ae70gts22 dager siden

    the lightest the ev the beter efficiency for the time being ev's are good for city use . commuting. baterries have a long way ahead ........ cng and fuel cell is quickly catching up... who will win? the race of engineers

  • Suvro Ghosh
    Suvro Ghosh23 dager siden

    This was the most analytical exposition of the matter period.

  • Evi5tep
    Evi5tep25 dager siden

    Makes sense the colder something is the more energy it will use to power itself to its optimal state.

  • Michael Holopainen
    Michael Holopainen26 dager siden

    That not really true. While that argument it is true for gas vs (soon obsolete in 2021) battery technology at the making of this video. It does not account for the inefficiency internal combustion engine of extracting that energy. To extract the energy of one gallon if gas you need 5 gallons of gas as engines are only about 20% (diecel engine 30%) efficient. As where electric engines are over 90% efficient in energy extraction.

  • VoodooG
    VoodooG27 dager siden

    The Ioniq is a hybrid and 58 MPG is extremely optimistic.

  • Charles Vincett
    Charles VincettMåned siden

    Good video! Very helpful!

  • Arunix
    ArunixMåned siden

    My 2000 diesel volvo goes around 750-850km, while using heater setting to 20, music, seat-heater. Car cost me around 2500 euro.

  • gsilva220
    gsilva220Måned siden

    Electric cars biggest problem: Batteries are *not* electricity storage devices.

  • Blinky D
    Blinky DMåned siden

    In other words, let's just keep improving the internal combustion engine, until the electric way of life becomes a viable option, but for now let's just enjoy sounds of an RB26

    ENZHAN SONGMåned siden

    a EV semitruck that travels 500 miles is already super impressive, however, compare that to any normal diesel truck that can easily carry 250 to 300 gallons diesel which means 1600 to 2000 miles. sigh......

  • Greg Smith
    Greg SmithMåned siden

    Will review a few times then attempt to adapt it to a step van. (actually, just realized that I can just guestimate based on the percentage of vehicle weight compared to the 80,000 lb semi, since drag coefficient is about the same though the surface drag is likely less, because lacking a trailer, there's less friction.)

  • DonTruman
    DonTrumanMåned siden

    When talking about EV's, the presumption about their success in the future all points to increasing the efficiency of batteries. A lot. Never a doubt that such improvements are even possible. There are limits of physics, right? E.g., ICE vehicles have improved, and continue to improve, but nowhere near the rate of improvement as they did in the past. Now the improvements are very small, and by using evermore exotic and complex technologies to make it happen. Same is happening with solar panels and wind turbines: the improvements were great in the early stages of development, but now the improvements are increasingly fine and small. And I recall Mercedes dismissing Elon Musk's claims of battery development, stating limits of physics.

  • rebel force
    rebel forceMåned siden

    Great video! But to me the biggest problem with e cars is charging time. I don't want to have to stop for 40 mins every 300 miles. And no I don't want to time my meal with charging or forced to eat only close to charging stations.

  • mihaes7172
    mihaes7172Måned siden

    Why is not efficient having a combustion engine installed on a car producing electricity (not car traction) for an electric engine doing the car transportation? I assume that the combustion engine will be more efficient as a electricity producer than a traction engine (less gear box, power distribution, etc) while an electric power train will be more simple (as moving parts).

  • LiteStuff LLC
    LiteStuff LLCMåned siden

    Hey; I like your Videos but sometimes you forget major components of the equation; in this particular case you've forgotten to factor how we produce electricity in the USA which is required to charge the all electric cars in the first place. While California leads the nation by producing about 15% of its needs by wind and solar; which are very efficient; nation wide those sources only account for 2% of the power you use to charge your electric cars. About 90% of electricity in the USA is produced by burning natural gas and other fuels and the best of these are only 60% efficient. To compound this problem; transmission of the power from the plant to the charging station can lose as much as 20% of the electric power produced; and you can lose even more while charging your all electric battery pack. So overall with the current means of electrical production you basically have no significant advantage over a gasoline cars ; let alone a Hybrid car in terms of energy efficiency. This can change only if electrical power is produced by highly efficient solar, wind; nuclear, geothermal or similar source. Even California will have to increase its wind/solar by 7x just to meet current electrical demand and the added demands of an all EV fleet would make it more like 15-20x. For the nation as a whole we are talking 45x. This figure could be moderated by more efficient solar but few believe you can do better than 50% efficiency. But lets say you have your own solar cells and charge your own car with 100% solar. Well; even then you have to look at the following equation. Force = Mass * acceleration squared F=MA^2 this is a major law of physics. If we presume you are a typical driver and you'd accelerate your car the same way and not try to become a race driver because you think your EV is efficient - we can cancel out the effect of how fast you accelerate on your drives. This leaves MASS as the factor which will change between types of cars. So if a Tesla Model S is 5000 lbs and a Model 3 is 4000 lbs; If say a Toyota Prius is 2900 lbs and is part electric plug in; you gain little if anything from the highly efficient electric motor because your car weights a great deal more. An all gas car could easily be 2500 lbs so it can be half as efficient in terms of its engine and still burn no more fuel per mile. This is why it is paramount to reduce the weight of EV cars. Now you can say a Non EV may well burn fossil fuels to do that and produce pollution but pollution and efficiency are two different topics. However; since we are mentioning pollution - a much large electrical grid suggests MUCH greater use of Sulfur hexafluoride a green house gas 25,000 times more potent than CO2; and since this gas stays in the atmosphere 16 times longer than CO2 it represents a potential negative overall environmentally to move to go to EVs. Lastly as noted in one of your previous videos; higher weight suggests higher production energy costs and thus an energy deficit before you even drive the car one mile. The best hope for EVs to become the dream people want them to be is to reduce their weight by at least 50% and slowly replace existing electrical production with a Non SF6 dependent electrical grid.

  • Neil Ruedlinger
    Neil RuedlingerMåned siden

    Hey, dude stop drinking away your experiment.... then again, aren't those the best kind of experiments?

  • Tom Nixon
    Tom NixonMåned siden

    How does volume and mass change for an EV battery pack? Say when full and when empty?

  • Glade Hill
    Glade HillMåned siden

    but can you build a Tesla with out petroleum, after all gasoline was a byproduct of refining, but we need all the other products

  • Muan Guite
    Muan Guite2 måneder siden

    Make batteries lighter, cheaper not necessarily more efficient. The efficiency we have is good enough. It needs to be much cheaper and much lighter so the cars can carry more

  • Gary Morrison
    Gary Morrison2 måneder siden

    35-40% efficiency for a pure-gasoline power train is very optimistic. Yes, my Prius Prime’s engine does indeed have a peak thermal efficiency of 40%, and that is indexed quite impressive. However, *a pure-gasoline power train hardly ever lets the engine operate at peak efficiency* . All told, it’s still hard to get better 25-30ish%. A hybrid power train can keep the ICE off completely until it is able to run at close to peak efficiency, but its still not perfect.

  • Mike
    Mike2 måneder siden

    I guess the 963 dislikes are people that can't follow science, and don't wear masks.

  • Gérard Clément
    Gérard Clément2 måneder siden

    Funny guy, keep up the good work. Merci et bonne journée.

  • Yuri Zaichuck
    Yuri Zaichuck2 måneder siden

    How would you charge an e-truck? and where? and how long will it take... 1.5MW of electricity... and how much would it cost to build enough of those power-charge plants to make it a viable option.... Hundred of billions? trillions $....

  • Name Surname
    Name Surname2 måneder siden

    Subaru gasoline all the way, fukk electric .

  • Robert Johnson
    Robert Johnson2 måneder siden

    I’m making an essay about this issue would you mind if I borrowed your math and cited your video as the source?

  • Lane Waite
    Lane Waite2 måneder siden

    How about the efficientcy of biodiesel. Minimal fuel costs as it's just old vegetable oil

  • Tj Souza
    Tj Souza2 måneder siden

    Too bad we don't have a bunch of maglev track.

  • Carter Harvey
    Carter Harvey3 måneder siden

    This did not age well.

  • Kevin Polito
    Kevin Polito3 måneder siden

    People said cars were impractical because there weren't any gas stations. Then they built gas stations everywhere. Battery technology does not stand still, and the number of charging stations keeps growing. Range anxiety is short-sighted.

  • Kevin Polito

    Kevin Polito

    3 måneder siden

    @Vivil Why did you even reply to my comment if you had nothing intelligent to say?

  • Vivil


    3 måneder siden

    @Kevin Polito Sounds like you're from USA and think it's either USA or starving in africa. I'm done speaking with you. Nothing to gain here.

  • Kevin Polito

    Kevin Polito

    3 måneder siden

    @Vivil The rest of the world that you're referring to is more worried about finding enough clean water to drink and about finding enough food to eat than about motor vehicles, electric or otherwise.

  • Vivil


    3 måneder siden

    Your comment is short sighted. Charging stations for sure will appear in highly populated first world regions but what about the rest of the world?

  • President-Elect Andrew Young
    President-Elect Andrew Young3 måneder siden

    There's a couple of things that no one ever talks about with regard to electric cars. 1> Where does that electricity come from to power electric cars. More often than not from the burning of fossil fuels. So one needs factor the initial efficiency of electrical generation to charge these cars into the equation. 2> The reduction of revenue from fuel tax for the construction and maintenance of highway infrastructure. The government wants us to drive more fuel efficient cars, but they never stop to consider the reduction in tax revenue that necessarily causes. As a result the rest of us who drive gas cars end up subsidizing electric/hybrid drivers in the way of higher gas taxes. A few states are considering surcharges on electric vehicles every year as part of their vehicle registration.

  • James Aron

    James Aron

    2 måneder siden

    Exactly. All the proponents of EVs tout the elimination of emissions but fail to realize that power production plants which power EVs produce a lot of emissions. The greater strain on the electrical grid isn't something to ignore either.

  • Michael Benoit
    Michael Benoit3 måneder siden

    For comparison, I have 35 gallons of diesel in my 3/4 ton 6000-7000lb Diesel truck, & I can go about 600-700miles on that 35gallons with 20-25mpg! Gotta love the Diesels man, They'll run on anything!

  • Michael Benoit
    Michael Benoit3 måneder siden

    He should've used Coca-Cola as his energy comparison for a thumbnail.

  • Pap Sustiguer
    Pap Sustiguer3 måneder siden

    I think diesel will be dead in 10-15 years in Land Transportation.

  • Jeff Han
    Jeff Han3 måneder siden

    Thank you so much for this beautiful video, you are making a better world for sure. You are a light to an engineer! Thanks a lot :)

  • John Burch
    John Burch3 måneder siden

    Man, I so agree, kudos to the engineers working on these problems. I give more credit to the powertrain engineers though, I know the design engineer has to work with aerodynamics but, as a tech and car nerd, with big hands....stop making things so hard to access!!! Lol Really enjoy your videos, I do product and sales training now, and use you as part of my work to keep up with current technology and trends. Thanks for your help.

  • AliB333
    AliB3333 måneder siden

    Tesla battery cells are nowhere near the size of a la croix can though?

  • Pulverrostmannen
    Pulverrostmannen3 måneder siden

    It would also been great to take in account in these calculations that batteries age, it literally shrink in capacity just by aging making mileage even less over time. not to mention the cost of replacing it. so preowned cars is not really that attractive since the first owner probably used up most of the battery life before selling the car and you are left with the bill

  • Carter Harvey

    Carter Harvey

    3 måneder siden

    Bought a used 2017 Chevy Bolt with 82k miles on it, and 10 miles (4%) range loss, for HALF the MSRP. Now at 92k miles, and it still has 110k+ miles of life left on it. Not seeing a problem.

  • Danny Ism
    Danny Ism3 måneder siden

    Totally agree with the assessment based on an individual vehicle. I do wonder if the drawbacks of an individual vehicle can be minimized by owning a fleet of these, up to a point where it makes a vehicle viable for logistical use under right conditions. It is clear from that video that long distance freighting is not viable, at least for the moment. A network of distribution points may be a more efficient model to use an electric truck in. The trucks themselves could have interconnectivity between individual vehicles and maybe in some future even autonomous driving. To further increase the efficiency of the model, one could invest in digitization of the office. This would make planning and general administration more efficient. Digitization will also allow different logistics companies to digitally share vehicles, trailers and container space. Maybe an idea for a follow up video? "At present day, could a logistical model be created and maintained that would make a current day electric truck viable?"

  • Skyline Workshop
    Skyline Workshop3 måneder siden

    Love the Video.

  • Beschuit
    Beschuit3 måneder siden

    Who is gallon?

  • Dragomir Ronilac
    Dragomir Ronilac3 måneder siden

    Aluminium cans are not eco friendly

    SHIVA KUMAR V3 måneder siden

    Can electric hybrid car get energy from electric post on the road like a electric train for charging the battery while on the move?

  • Arnoud van Houwelingen
    Arnoud van Houwelingen3 måneder siden

    Energy density and efficiently will improve exponentially compared to ICE cars! Look at Battery Day! The new heatpump in Tesla’s will resolve the lower range in lower temperature problem! The Tesla Semi will prove you are wrong with trucks .. just wait until next year!

  • snowmin kankles
    snowmin kankles3 måneder siden

    I get that EVs need more improvement but in the case of gasoline engines I see companies that are producing not engines but machines that can pull carbon dioxide out of the air. Other gases are emitted from cars but if the energy density is so great with fuels why are we not more focused on creating machines to filter our air rather than entirely new sources of energy?

  • James Aron

    James Aron

    2 måneder siden

    CO2 isn't a problem. Don't believe the global warming fraud. More CO2 = more plant growth = more O2.

  • Phil Liberatore
    Phil Liberatore3 måneder siden

    I would like to also point out the fuel tank for an ICE gets lighter as it burns fuel. The battery weight is essentially constant whether it fully charged or fully discharged.

  • heavypizza
    heavypizza3 måneder siden

    Battery day!! did you understand it?

  • heavypizza
    heavypizza3 måneder siden

    this didnt age well did it? BS BS BS BS BS

  • Mostert Dean
    Mostert Dean3 måneder siden

    What about total weight diffrence? What do you lose from removing the ice and all iets components and replacing it with the battery and stuf?

  • BosonCollider
    BosonCollider3 måneder siden

    Many issues start disappearing if you raise power density from 250 wh/kg to 400 wh/kg , which is perfectly possible with nearish-term improvements, and keep striving for high efficiency to reduce heating issues. The other solution that European manufacturers have been pushing for is... pantographs. Stone-age tech I know, but electrifying the interstates would almost completely eliminate the range requirement issues for trucks, at the cost of some infrastructure requirements.

  • E K
    E K3 måneder siden

    This is such a valuable video. Thanks. My argument against viewing this from the perspective of efficiency has to do with the fact that fossil fuels are finite, and one day either they will be gone, or we will due to the lack of clean air, the lack of diversity of species, and the increase in global temperature (regardless of whether you believe in it or not).

  • E K

    E K

    3 måneder siden

    sky by your own admission you recognize that oil is finite, and it will one day be gone. So, what is wrong in making a smooth transition for such a day.

  • sky


    3 måneder siden

    we have enough oil for 200 years or more. Cars are more efficient and are getting more efficient every decade.

  • Calvin Manthey
    Calvin Manthey4 måneder siden

    I'd like to get your thoughts on a multi system such as 2170's and caps in combo?

  • Prem Mani
    Prem Mani4 måneder siden

    Well explained.

  • M R
    M R4 måneder siden

    6:20 Forget batteries, Trucks will draw power from overhead cables

  • Video Pipeline
    Video Pipeline4 måneder siden

    ICE Cars biggest problem is that practically all the potential efficiency has already been squeezed out of their powertrains, which is rarely ever above 25-30% (well-to-wheels) overall. The most significant gain in ICE vehicle efficiency over the last decade has been coming up with more & better ways of turning the ICE OFF. Going forward, improvements in ICE efficiency will be so very slight as to end up being almost pointless, compared to BEV powertain efficiency that's already available and the larger gains in battery energy density that will start showing up in production BEVs over the course of this decade. As for the charging infrastructure... connections to the electric grid are already available in 1000x more locations than gas stations, and millions of times more than non-starters like hydrogen (the experience with CNG vehicles effectively proves that). The handwriting is on the wall: BEVs will dominate the personal passenger vehicle & light truck markets by the end of this decade.

  • S. Seagull
    S. Seagull5 måneder siden

    Forget about "regular" gasoline or batteries! Nothing beats Diesels when it comes to Efficiency and Fuel Economy! Change my mind!

  • Taichi Play
    Taichi Play5 måneder siden

    Do note that Jeep has a number of use cases which the Tesla cannot accommodate.

  • david arts
    david arts5 måneder siden

    regenerative braking adds a ton to efficiency, your analysis is flawed

  • Pavel Drumev

    Pavel Drumev

    5 måneder siden

    Thats why hybrid semi trucks could make sence.

  • fox trot 027
    fox trot 0275 måneder siden

    In Phx Az during summer the A/c would reduce some of range? High ambient temps are harder on batteries life?

  • Rayan Agarm
    Rayan Agarm5 måneder siden

    140x12. 1680÷ 128 =13×

  • Martin Landry
    Martin Landry5 måneder siden

    Would love to see something around the efficiency of diesel electric railroad power (the original “production” hybrids) and the feasibility of using similar technology in highway transports.

  • Mr. Personality
    Mr. Personality5 måneder siden

    He drinks Lacroix. Omg canceled!!!!

  • Charles Garzon
    Charles Garzon5 måneder siden

    I think battery technology will be short lived in cars. They make excellent fuel sources for power tools but that's about it. The problem with batteries is the exhaust. Batteries carry their exhaust with them. Which causes the density problem. The issues with combustion is the throttle on energy. While it does throttle ok, you still cannot challenge the EVs excellent command of energy. I think we will get EV's from fuel cells. Which can refuel/charge quicker, have the protential to be lighter.

  • lord beerus
    lord beerus5 måneder siden

    electric car can overcome that energy density problem if they can dec charging to only 15 sec to 1 minute or lets say time taken to fill up a car at gas station. this is not possible right now but may be in future.(just saying i don't know future). 12 hours of charging(without supercharger) is real pain in ass. and i am talking about tesla.

  • Mike Carter
    Mike Carter5 måneder siden

    Such a brilliant presentation, covering so many bases - great stuff !

  • killercivic2001
    killercivic20015 måneder siden

    "... all over the place" *showing a Focus taking a corner* PERFECT !!!

  • Hayatı Sorguladın mı?
    Hayatı Sorguladın mı?5 måneder siden

    also electric engines are smaller than gasoline engines

  • electrified0
    electrified05 måneder siden

    So clearly we just need to line the highways with Tesla coils that can power andcharge our vehicles as we drive and then we can go far with tiny batteries. Joking, but maybe...

  • abdul abreu
    abdul abreu5 måneder siden

    What do you think about hybrid. Are they reasonable to buy or just joke ?

  • QuM3
    QuM35 måneder siden

    This is why I'm NOT giving up my Escalade

  • user77757
    user777575 måneder siden

    Engine go vroom vroom

  • Hei Nu Chung
    Hei Nu Chung5 måneder siden

    Electric Coor - TM (trademark)

  • Patrick Ibbotson
    Patrick Ibbotson6 måneder siden

    the thing is, the electricity charging your batteries is likely coming from a non-renewable energy source.

    THE OTHERGUY6 måneder siden

    Imagine trying to power an aircraft carrier with batteries

  • Farhad Imani
    Farhad Imani6 måneder siden

    I am an Iranian engineer My name is Farhad Imani I designed a car engine without the need for charging and without the need for fuel, and it's not like Tesla and others who have to charge it to travel 500 kilometers, for example, because My engine does not need to be charged at all And it practically emits gravity and leads to the movement of the car, and then during the movement it enters the second phase of production, which leads to the production of very high power and torque and speed (above 500 km). And it takes thousands of miles without charging The distance around the world that travels about 40,000 kilometers without the need for any fuel and recharge over and over again I will make it and introduce it to the world except Iran The steps of its construction in Iran It costs a maximum of 10000 $ , although later it is more important and introduced to the world

    OPILOT MANSOUR6 måneder siden

    tesla model S for me, my next car

  • Alex Harper
    Alex Harper6 måneder siden

    The batteries can be recharged over & over again thousands of time. When gasoline burned its a one way chemical reaction that makes air pollution, water vapor & CO2 emissions. When you compare an EV batter to gasoline, the battery only the container for the electrons, like the gas tank. Gasoline supply chain emissions often exceed those created by burning the gasoline in an ICE Your volume & energy density comparison misses these dimensions of the larger energy picture. Please make another more comprehensive video that includes these dimensions, recharging vs refueling time & efficiency. Also consider covering the recycling EV batteries vs gasoline supply chain from mining to end use in engines that make air pollution where people are living & working & exercising & walking & breathing etc Air pollution to ICE engines a serious public health cost & issue also!

  • Matt W
    Matt W6 måneder siden

    I'm not an engineer but I enjoy their videos. Have you considered a diesel locomotive? They're powered by a diesel generator that powers electric motors that power the wheels. I guess for better TORQUE but what about efficiency?

  • Nikolei Graham
    Nikolei Graham6 måneder siden

    Why not just develop ICE that runs on hydrogen or alternative fuels instead of going electric?

  • Daniel Nugent
    Daniel Nugent6 måneder siden

    Yo can you stop flashing your F&F hotwheels? your humble brags are hurting me

  • Paul Morris
    Paul Morris6 måneder siden

    Please update this video to include supercapacitors and hydrogen :)

  • Warden Cobb
    Warden Cobb6 måneder siden

    Carbon titanium coating of batteries really could happen, if not already in the lab. If that does work and you can charge a model Y in less than a minute, I think electric trucks would make sense if drivers stop every 3 hours for a 15 minutes break. You wouldn't use as large battery packs that you're talking about and you wouldn't really have to worry about the charge if that becomes your new way of driving. Drivers can adapt. Manual vs semi auto vs auto vs CVT's, turbos vs NA vs hybrid vs ev, 2wd vs 4wd vs AWD vs always on AWD vs electric hybrid AWD, differential vs no differential... They all drive differently and we can adapt. Even gear ratios and the number of gears, gasoline vs diesel vs propane vs natural gas vs hybrid vs electric vs hydrogen. The point I'm making is that change is inevitable and drivers ALWAYS adapt