5 Reasons You Should (Not) Buy An Electric Car

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Should you buy an electric car? How to know if buying an EV is right for you.
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Buying a new car is a big decision, and there are an abundance of choices. Among those choices are powertrain, like gasoline, diesel, hybrid, plug-in, hydrogen, or electric. Making the switch to electric can be intimidating, how do you know if an electric car is right for you? In this video we'll cover five aspects of buying an electric car, and discuss for each reason why you may (or may not) want to buy an EV. Those five aspects include: cost, convenience, charging, driving, and the environment.
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  • Nuno Borges

    Nuno Borges

    7 күн мурун

    I entirely understand the concern around the environment, however we need to look to the problem in a much larger scale, not only the automobile industry. I'm afraid I'm keeping my petrol preference until is not possible anymore to have one. Shouldn't we first take a look into the diesel cars that polutes 3x more than petrol and make sure they are off the market immediately?!

  • Captain_ Princeps

    Captain_ Princeps

    8 күн мурун

    im not in a financial position to get an ev i want one but right now with the curent 2021 tec even if i had the money i couldnt justify the purchase becuase i cant cross the country in an ev in a reasonable span of time

  • ll l

    ll l

    13 күн мурун

    I wish I could but I live In apartments 😞

  • Paul G

    Paul G

    13 күн мурун

    how can the energy costs be cheaper for the EV when the cost per joule of electricity is approximately 4x that of a joule of gasoline.

  • Fabian F-L

    Fabian F-L

    15 күн мурун

    Internal combustion cars are better than electric cars because gas stations are wherever you go when you need to refuel your car but not Tesla superchargers. Also if you have an electric car then your house electricity bill increases and and you gotta pay more for the electricity bill. Also it takes so long to charge an electric car rather than a fuel car. Also fuel is more cheap than charging stations and the house electric bill. Also electric cars aren’t that recommended to go for a long journey road trip going to random places because if you’re about to ran out of battery then it will be hard for you to find a charging station than a gas station, it is only just to get specifically from point A to point B. But otherwise electric cars are good for the environment. Fuel cars are better for longer road trips because you have gas stations everywhere. Also it’s even much better a car that is powered by both fuel and electricity such as hybrid cars so for you to save gas and run on fully EV. And you save your money and for longer road trips and a better fuel economy. So both gasoline and diesel cars and hybrid cars are better than fully electric cars like Tesla.

  • Aaron Sullivan

    Aaron Sullivan

    16 күн мурун

    Can you touch on the battery manufacturing effects on environment and how that could be a detractor from the electric purchase?

  • Jamie Fox

    Jamie Fox

    22 күн мурун

    Accurate video.

  • markeyfarrell

    markeyfarrell

    24 күн мурун

    An electric car charging station installation costs $750 to $2,600 for a Level 2 charger, 240-volt outlet, wiring, and wall mounting. Some EV charger installations cost $2,000 to $5,000 for extensive wiring or if the electrical panel needs upgrading. Tesla charger installation costs $1,000 to $1,700 total. Millions of local gas stations, most you don't even have to get out of the ICE, and it takes 7 minutes. Not 4 - 8 hours to charge Put a solar panel on it. ! Yikes. 40% less range with using heat in winter? wow. And wears battery life. Not cool. (get it?) My Honda CR-V give me heat after about 4 minutes of driving. I have gloves. No worries. ICE gives almost instant AC. If you can't wait 45 seconds for AC then you are a snowflake. If you have a garage you generally get instant heat. ALSO most EV are still Hybrid. They still use gasoline. NOT all EV's are battery only.

  • WG Isaac

    WG Isaac

    25 күн мурун

    How is it possible the golf ev is the same price as a ICE.

  • Ankit

    Ankit

    27 күн мурун

    Yikes. This video made me realize how lucky and unlucky us indians are. Petrol & Diesel are only getting more expensive while electricity can be cheap based on usage. In certain circumstances we don't even need to pay for the installation of a car charger at a private parking area (offered by select companies). 8 hours of charging = 200-250km of range. How convenient.

  • CLdriver1960

    CLdriver1960

    28 күн мурун

    When you need a ‘back up’ vehicle, you know that we’re not yet ready for electric only cars.

  • Timmon Breen

    Timmon Breen

    28 күн мурун

    One big fat reason for me to not buy an electric car. Northern Canada.

  • Kevin Fletcher

    Kevin Fletcher

    Ай мурун

    I just got a quote from Direct Line (UK) for a model 3. It was HALF what I pay now for my Hyundai i10. I do have 9 years no claims.

  • melonbobful

    melonbobful

    Ай мурун

    Why can't do the pragmatic thing and have ICE cars AND electric cars? Why does this have to be a one or the other argument? Enjoying the best of both worlds is always the ideal solution.

  • Gary Appenzeller

    Gary Appenzeller

    Ай мурун

    My impression from your videos is that you should have a smart phone. The reason I say that is that it's impossible (or at least that's my impression) to charge at a public charging station without one. I know that making that statement is odd in light of how many people have smart phones. I'm retired. Smart phone contracts are expensive.

  • Dig

    Dig

    Ай мурун

    Do you have solar?

  • David Motyka

    David Motyka

    Ай мурун

    Electric is the future I believe.The issue is charging.Can cars self charge through wheel revolution?

  • Jim Young

    Jim Young

    Ай мурун

    What about the environmental impact of manufacturing/

  • Dan Maroff

    Dan Maroff

    Ай мурун

    I miss leaded gas and cars that backfired. Enough of this sissy electric crap

  • David Barker

    David Barker

    Ай мурун

    So your telling me that the usa has no nuclear power mostly coal..OMG canada has no coal, mostly clean nuclear and hydro electric.

  • David Lee

    David Lee

    Ай мурун

    And the last and maybe biggest factor that no one wants to talk about is what it takes to make the battery, that process is not kind.
    Some estimates are that it takes over 2 years to make up the difference.

  • Francisco Banos

    Francisco Banos

    Ай мурун

    Lol. Are we really so advanced that out only choices in vehicles are still the most rudimentary? Batteries and ICE have been around since electricity was invented. Why haven't we invented a highly efficient, compact, and cost effective power plant? We are talking about colonizing Mars, but here I am watching a video talking about battery powered cars. "Hey guys, buy my 1:1 battery operated RC car".

  • Miltos

    Miltos

    Ай мурун

    When you say leave the EV to "fully" charge overnight, you really mean "up to the recommended 80% SOC" otherwise if charged routinely to 100% then the battery life is significantly reduced. Hmm, how did you forget that my engineer friend?

  • Miltos

    Miltos

    Ай мурун

    At 1:21 Tax Incentives? Imagine if Karl Benz asked the goverment to steal other people's money to make people prefer the automobile over the horse buggy.

  • Christopher Mara

    Christopher Mara

    Ай мурун

    Sounds like EV isn't a good idea for rural New England

  • SbI29

    SbI29

    Ай мурун

    If I roadtrip I'm renting a car, not putting all that strain on my vehicle

  • Play GT

    Play GT

    Ай мурун

    Other of the reason, thermoelectrics.

  • zemekiel

    zemekiel

    Ай мурун

    I love the sound of my 3-litre straight six, and I don't care about emissions.
    If I'm getting rid of my 335i, it will be replaced with another 6 cylinder engine car from BMW or Porsche.

  • Nick Tarter

    Nick Tarter

    Ай мурун

    I am personally excited about extended range plug in hybrids. This seems smart for people who enjoy traveling off the beaten paths, but who also want to lower emissions. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the F150 hybrid, and other vehicles like these make a lot of sense. I love the idea of being able to commute on electric, but have the engine ready to kick in when I want to explore or for long trips. One day I'm sure electric technology will advance to the point where range won't be much of an issue, but that day is not today. ICEs still have a place until then.

  • allgoo 19

    allgoo 19

    Ай мурун

    He forgets about the rolling blackout.
    Expect a big harrassments form your neighbors who don't own the electric cars.

  • Seven Sages

    Seven Sages

    Ай мурун

    Annoying and overly loud voice so couldn't watch it. Try using a man's voice instead of an 8 year old boy's.

  • Robert Richardson

    Robert Richardson

    Ай мурун

    I want to know the life span of these very expensive batteries? You, the owner will have to pay for the replacements.

    • Scott Kolaya

      Scott Kolaya

      Ай мурун

      Teslas have similar battery reliability. In fact, their new generation batteries are designed for 1 - 2 million miles. So it's more like what do you do with a perfectly good battery after the car dies. Most people use them for off-grid energy storage. Used EV batteries get pretty top dollar for that market. Check out eBay and you'll see they sell quickly.

  • DSC

    DSC

    Ай мурун

    Cold weather, EVs lose so, so much range as to be useless. I can't get to work with ANY current EV when it's -10 degrees Celsius. Never mind groceries, getting my kids to their stuff... And 40% loss, you're not serious? They lose at least 50% even at -7 degrees Celsius.

  • 2 S3XY

    2 S3XY

    Ай мурун

    😈 buy me, don’t listen him

  • soulshinobi

    soulshinobi

    Ай мурун

    10:26 can I get a link to this page on energy sources per state? I went to the main page in the bar above but couldn't find it.

  • Xiaoliu Wu

    Xiaoliu Wu

    Ай мурун

    Right now, ev is really just for people who have more than 1 vehicle.

  • darryl m

    darryl m

    Ай мурун

    Great Tips Good Stuff Very Clear Understanding 👍 Thanks!

  • elheber

    elheber

    Ай мурун

    I get to charge for free at work, so I only put gas in my Volt about once every 6 months and spend not a dime more on fuel/energy. The only exception is road trips. So nice.

  • Bryan Wilkins

    Bryan Wilkins

    Ай мурун

    Buy electric car. Buy charging station for garage to charge car. Buy generator to charge car and run house when power grid crashes. Might as well.

  • daniel velez

    daniel velez

    Ай мурун

    Why should you buy a electric car. Cause its slowly becoming illegal to buy or sell combustion cars. Cali, Italy and few other places and it seams to be picking up pace in adoption

  • Caballein San

    Caballein San

    Ай мурун

    An electric car is more expensive when purchased new? Lol. All cars are like that.

  • JavaMan

    JavaMan

    Ай мурун

    There are 12 dealerships within 10 miles of my house. None of them have electric cars. I'm not driving to stuck up Snobbsdale, so no electric car for me.

    • Scott Kolaya

      Scott Kolaya

      Ай мурун

      Don't worry, they eventually will.

  • Matthew Segreto

    Matthew Segreto

    Ай мурун

    All the people in any city (50% of population) can't buy an electric car. No place to charge.

    • Scott Kolaya

      Scott Kolaya

      Ай мурун

      Since 75% of the population lives in houses, that's probably not as big of a concern you think it is. In the end, even if the most aggressive company (GM) stops making gas cars in 15 years, there are decades of them. My friend's apartment has a lot with chargers in it, so do the parking garages in the cities near me where people work. Easily solved. UK has on the street charging.

  • robert hamill

    robert hamill

    Ай мурун

    EVs are dead after 10 years while an Ice car can run for 40 years .. Not so Green and what are you going to do with the dead and leaking batteries as it take 5 times the energy to recycle them that to dig up the new stuff

  • Paul Holterhaus

    Paul Holterhaus

    Ай мурун

    There are NO AWD electrics which do not cost double ICE......Paul

  • Paul Holterhaus

    Paul Holterhaus

    Ай мурун

    The F.,,ing things cost double Ice.........I have looked at ALL the prices.......Pay Half, Buy ICE and invest the other half..........In 10 Years You will be many Thousands ahead.........And I am a Man who would VERY much enjoy a nice AWD electric............Paul

  • Jeff Hunter

    Jeff Hunter

    Ай мурун

    End of the day, EVERYTHING relies on fossil fuel. Check out the carbon emissions from building a wind generator or solar panel (not to mention the huge issues with decommissioning both solar and wind). Research what they are doing with 'spent' solar panels and wind generator blades (landfills!). Ugh. Nothing is green...

  • Pinseeker Gaming

    Pinseeker Gaming

    2 ай мурун

    Algae biofuel. I prefer that

    • Pinseeker Gaming

      Pinseeker Gaming

      Ай мурун

      @Bryan Wilkins its new. But it can run your gas car and diesel without any modifications. So no need to get a new vehicle like electric car. Too 🤑🤑🤑 if you ask me id prefer to keep my combustion car. There still pretty reliable.

    • Bryan Wilkins

      Bryan Wilkins

      Ай мурун

      Sounds fishy

  • Glen Wooden

    Glen Wooden

    2 ай мурун

    I've always told people that ask about this that if they only "road-trip" once or twice a year, just rent an ICE car for the week if charging will be an issue. Even paying for a couple weeks of ICE rental, you'll still save money with an EV!

  • Curtis English

    Curtis English

    2 ай мурун

    Something else worth noting is that in Europe the scene is very different to the US in terms of vehicle emissions. Our vehicles can fail their emissions tests very easily, meaning you could buy a brand new car, but it's no longer road-worthy in 3 years due to stricter emissions regulations coming into place.
    This happened recently with any black smoke at any RPM/load on diesels being a fail condition for the annual inspection in the UK. (Known as the 'MOT')
    On top of this... Pre-COVID, the price of petrol and diesel in the UK was around $6.40~ per US gallon. (£1.30~ per litre)
    Though electricity is more expensive here too, it's still only £0.24 per KW at a Supercharger ($0.33, though US Superchargers are pay per minute not per KW), and at home around £0.14 per KW ($0.19) depending on your area.
    Give or take, a decently efficient modern petrol/diesel car (40 to 50 mpg) will get around 100 miles for £10 ($13.81), whereas a Model 3 will get around 200 miles for the same price at a Supercharger and closer to 400 miles from charging at home. :)

  • striker3

    striker3

    2 ай мурун

    Electric cars to date cannot match the range of Gas operated cars (regarding charging times vs gas fill ups) for cross country road trips. Electric cars suffer from loss of range as a result of cold temperatures, (lose as much as 50% of range). Electric cars are best (at least for now) if one doesn't plan trips over 200 miles.(use the cars locally ) 6 hour fill up charging time is just not a good thing for long road trips ( in USA). Electric cars have a ways to go before they are as convenient as gas or diesel cars.

  • Alexandra Whitelock

    Alexandra Whitelock

    2 ай мурун

    Small, often plastic vehicles are dangerous. The MOST important factor is...YOUR SAFETY! One accident in sm plastic car will land you in the hospital...
    I drive full steel frame SUV! Period.

  • Alexandra Whitelock

    Alexandra Whitelock

    2 ай мурун

    The rare earth minerals mined in Canada is horrible for the environment...plus batteries are dangerous in an accident...plus wai til they need to be recycled...
    In VT one small EV vehicle would more than double my electric bill...

  • Alexandra Whitelock

    Alexandra Whitelock

    2 ай мурун

    Cold Vermont makes EVs poor choice now...plus electricity is VERY costly in VT!

  • Yodastube

    Yodastube

    2 ай мурун

    Does the total cost of emissions include the waste or cost to recycle the materials used in the car after its lifetime?
    Do we cover the cost to recycle the battery at the end of its life?

    • Scott Kolaya

      Scott Kolaya

      Ай мурун

      You don't need to cover the cost to recycle the battery because people will pay you top dollar for them. Recycling a Li-ion battery uses 1/10 the energy than mining the materials from scratch. My chevy bolt battery has 600lbs of nickel in it. At the current price of $9/lb that's $5,400 worth of nickel. They can also recycle the 8 lbs of lithium out of it too along with all the other materials. Not to worry, someone will take that off your hands. At the moment, unless the cells are defective, they get quickly bought for off-grid energy storage. Check out eBay and you'll see how fast used EV batteries sell.

  • TypOPositiv

    TypOPositiv

    2 ай мурун

    Very informative.

  • Kenneth Reister

    Kenneth Reister

    2 ай мурун

    I would not recommend that anyone should buy a 'new' ICE car at this point in time. In 5 years the car will have very little resale value because a surge in demand/production of Electric cars. By 2026 50% or more of the cars being produced will be full electric. If you insist on a ICE car, buy a used one. But remember you will be fouling the air that we all breath (Damn I'm doing that right now with one full gas one hybrid). Quick transition to electric is extremely important. As we transition to EVs Gas fueling stations will be shutting down. Convenience will be lost. The cost of fuel will go up due to diminishing of economy of scale. It won't be long until EVs are less expensive than ICE cars and they will have greater conveniences. Full Self Driving is almost here (expensive option at present). That means much lower insurance rates for the new full self driving EV owner. Owners of older and non self driving cars will see their insurance rates skyrocket.

  • Indika de silva

    Indika de silva

    2 ай мурун

    Japan is decided to totally switched to electric vehicles in future. What is your opinion on that?

  • kenny powerz

    kenny powerz

    2 ай мурун

    What's the cost to replace the electric motor when it goes out. And what do they do with the electric motor? i heard they send em to a land fill and the liquids that leak out are super toxic to the environment.

    • Scott Kolaya

      Scott Kolaya

      Ай мурун

      I've followed the EV industry for decades and have never heard of someone's electric motor "going out." Maybe after 500,000 miles you might have to open it up and replace the bearing and seals, but there are practically no parts to wear out. The real question is what do you do with the motor when the rest of the car dies.

    • Scott Kolaya

      Scott Kolaya

      Ай мурун

      @yvs 666 they are opening North America's largest Li-ion recycling plant near me. Yes, over 95% recyclable.

    • yvs 666

      yvs 666

      2 ай мурун

      i don't think ive heard of electric motors needing to ever be replaced. batteries are usually the bigger issue but pretty much all manufacturers have a plan on how to use old batteries as energy storage which makes the grid cleaner. after that part is done, i think 95% of the battery is said to be recyclable.

  • Eric Reitz

    Eric Reitz

    2 ай мурун

    Buy electric, and if you want to drive cross country (we did this for 2 weeks) rent an ICE vehicle (hybrid perhaps?)

  • RL53

    RL53

    2 ай мурун

    What is the real world advantages of producing both types of cars? The mining of materials that I've been told are often done with child slave labour in poor countries that manufacturers are taking advantage of getting mineral cheap & charging us a lot more, I would love to see what the real world cost is of both & if the information holds true.

  • Nick Aston

    Nick Aston

    2 ай мурун

    Excellent video, very informative.

  • Jgburch

    Jgburch

    2 ай мурун

    The number is only work if you're going to buy a car of comparable cost. If you buy a $15,000 or $20,000 car new it will cost you a lot less than the initial cost of the Tesla.

  • mosfet500

    mosfet500

    2 ай мурун

    I'm sorry, you, like so many others, are completely misinformed. You're calculating pollution from gas cars at the pump. You can't. You have to include, extraction pollution (4.5 to 6 Kwh per gallon from a fossil fuel sources). Then there's transportation pollution, oil spills, wars to protect oil interests. Gas stations have to be open to sell gas and trucks have to deliver gas - more pollution. Then there are all the parts gas cars need. Oil changes, belts, antifreeze, plugs etc. The pollution to make and transport those parts which now means parts stores and transporting those parts to parts stores along with the pollution required to make and keep making those extra parts.
    People aren't thinking about the environment because they've been taught not to and not understand the massive cost to human health from the fossil fuel industry which, by the way, doesn't change if you buy a hybrid. Everything I just said continues with a hybrid just as it does with a gas only vehicle. Al Gore wasn't wrong when he called it an "inconvenient truth". The cost to you, your family, the food you eat and everyone on the planet's health is directly tied to fossil fuel. I haven't even gotten into the crippling disparity in class generated by a few individuals controlling and profiting from fossil fuel as opposed to the sun which creates wealth diversity, strengthens the grid and boosts economies.
    We think we are saving a few bucks when we buy a gas or hybrid but we're not, we're just sticking our heads in the sand - exactly where the fossil fuel industry wants them!

  • Jim Jacobson

    Jim Jacobson

    3 ай мурун

    Charging: Are EV plugs standardized? IOW do a Leaf, Mach-E, Tesla, etc,. all use the same charging plug into the vehicle? if not, does this limit travel? Are there universal adaptors? Are they even needed?

  • Brian Neston

    Brian Neston

    3 ай мурун

    Electric cars do in the northern climate winners

  • IvanPlayStation4LiFe

    IvanPlayStation4LiFe

    3 ай мурун

    had to unsubscribe just because he likes ice engine cars he spreads lies.

    • Michael Gia Huy Nguyen

      Michael Gia Huy Nguyen

      2 ай мурун

      @IvanPlayStation4LiFe what?

    • IvanPlayStation4LiFe

      IvanPlayStation4LiFe

      2 ай мурун

      @Michael Gia Huy Nguyen maybe he dies but in correct

    • Michael Gia Huy Nguyen

      Michael Gia Huy Nguyen

      2 ай мурун

      Just because he says something you don't like? Geez, ev fanboy calm down. He owns a Tesla...

  • Billy Gunn

    Billy Gunn

    3 ай мурун

    Electric cars are bad for the environment, use way too much electricity, and minerals used in them are gathered in Africa, by young children. Disgusting.

  • Dan M

    Dan M

    3 ай мурун

    Regarding emissions, I did not see the production and operations of the ‘green’ power generation taken into account (solar cells production, installation and maintenance, extra long transmission lines , wind turbines, batteries etc). Did I miss something ? I am 60yo, and the exact same discussion was ongoing 40 years ago. Despite the huge general technological advance and the taxpayers unwillingly paying for electric cars, nothing really changed, as combustion engines also improved. Without huge government rebates and artificial pro-solar and wind policies, Tesla & others would not exist.

  • graham mewburn

    graham mewburn

    3 ай мурун

    The discovery of oil peaked in 1964.
    Why is this old fact important?
    A. Mankind cannot pump undiscovered oil.
    Rystad Energy reported that the average annual discovery of oil has declined to 9 billion barrels. Mankind consumes 36 billion barrels so 9 billion is 27 billion barrels short of what's needed to maintain our high energy lifestyle.

  • Atheer Omar

    Atheer Omar

    3 ай мурун

    I'm a regular to this channel and still don't know what a plug-in is!

  • ChurchInAshes

    ChurchInAshes

    3 ай мурун

    towing is terrible for evs

  • Andrew Boyd

    Andrew Boyd

    3 ай мурун

    What about energy cost/mile when using supercharging? I've read at least one story that suggests it outstrips the cost of gasoline in many places.

  • Paul

    Paul

    3 ай мурун

    I keep thinking that you need to pee

  • OutlawUniverse

    OutlawUniverse

    3 ай мурун

    I have 6 cars at the moment. I just don't see myself ever buying an electric car. My main car for driving around town is a 97 volvo 960 I bought for $1100 2 years ago. Spent around $1000 on repairs. $2100 total in 2 year. Can't beat that. Also it can town my car to the track.

  • CSJ Rogerson

    CSJ Rogerson

    3 ай мурун

    EE mentioned reduced range in the EV is very cold climates. I assume the same would apply in very hot climates coz the AC needs power from somewhere. Also EE maintenance costs but didnt actually mention the cost of a new battery. A new battery will be required at some point, - several points if its a Nissan Leaf. How often does a car need a new engine? Oh, nearly forgot. Try driving across Minnesota, N or S Dakota, Montana and Wyoming in an EV!!!

  • Wanda Meadows

    Wanda Meadows

    3 ай мурун

    Let me see, buy Land, House or Electric Car? Not a hard decision. Buying them only makes other people rich.

  • John Bower

    John Bower

    3 ай мурун

    Here's a good reason not to buy an EV. A couple in a Porsche took 9 hours because it was an EV to do a journey that a normal car would have done in 2.5 hours.
    And here's another think if you're in the UK; our energy companies want the government to give them permission to 'turn off' EV's at peak times; which means you're going to have no range. At the moment they aren't worth it.

  • winston chung

    winston chung

    3 ай мурун

    But what if an electric car would get a small diesel engine driving a dynamo (20KW?), only for charging the batteries while driving. Looking at small generators, it looks feasible. Instead of the complexity of a big ICE engine in a hybrid, but still having the benefit of instant fueling and no downside of charging infrastructure.

  • Ray Lopez

    Ray Lopez

    3 ай мурун

    Old fashioned batteries that are not next-gen "solid state" as promised for 2021 are not going to make electric cars the car of choice for anybody but a green freak. Fact. However I've calculated that potentially a solid-state battery might give the same range as today's ICE gasoline engines...potentially if you assume solid engineering, which is certainly possible. We'll see.

  • Caleb Evans

    Caleb Evans

    3 ай мурун

    The environmental isnt a consideration when I buy a car. Looks, sound, fuel efficiency are the considerations I make.

  • Hoenn117

    Hoenn117

    3 ай мурун

    Shows off the tesla, but uses non-Tesla numbers when comparing the gas v Electric.

  • Mark Schneider

    Mark Schneider

    3 ай мурун

    Solid state batteries? Will these ever work?

  • Forza Mortorsport 6 Supercharged Racing

    Forza Mortorsport 6 Supercharged Racing

    3 ай мурун

    Electric cars are cheaper until the battery explodes every year

    • Scott Kolaya

      Scott Kolaya

      Ай мурун

      Sounds like you're still pissed an EV took the title for the fastest Pike's Peak hill challenge by over a minute.

  • Ezra Steinberg

    Ezra Steinberg

    3 ай мурун

    Great video, as always. One small request: Can you include Canada as much as possible when giving information about the USA so as to cover all of North America? That also means adding metric units, but that's a good thing anyway. Thanks!

    • Michael Ireland

      Michael Ireland

      Ай мурун

      Considering Metric is superior in every possible way, and the fact that the rest of the world (roughly 7 Billion people) uses metric, it surprises me that anyone (let alone our awesome EE host here) would use US Customary Units as their sole measurement system for KGlove videos like these.

  • Charles Vincett

    Charles Vincett

    3 ай мурун

    At what time will the gains in battery technology flatten out and the physical limit on battery technology is reached. How far are along the curve?

  • Peter Bilt

    Peter Bilt

    3 ай мурун

    Install a bulk fuel storage tank at your home, even better.

  • Christopher Stensli Kolbjørnsen

    Christopher Stensli Kolbjørnsen

    3 ай мурун

    Great content, but the environment was a bit short, you didn't really talk about how much pollution there is to make those batteries, Toyota leader now came forward saying that electric car is not environmental at all, and it very expensive to make them

  • Daniel Godfrey

    Daniel Godfrey

    3 ай мурун

    It'll be a perk to buy an EV if you register it once every 5 years.

  • Daniel Godfrey

    Daniel Godfrey

    3 ай мурун

    (I believe) silicon valley tried to do a contract with Tesla for the police. It backfired.
    The their vehicles are running all day and have alot of plug ins that'll drain the batteries.

  • Jeremy H

    Jeremy H

    3 ай мурун

    He forgot about the fact of where and how those batteries are made, then getting rid of those batteries after their life.

    • markeyfarrell

      markeyfarrell

      24 күн мурун

      @Jimbo T - Well, actually, in this video, which the OP was referring, he did. Even in that video you cite, he glossed over the recycling or other damage to the environment for getting rid of huge EV batteries. These EV batteries are generally NOT renewable.

    • Jimbo T

      Jimbo T

      Ай мурун

      actually he did not. he has a whole video dedicated about it

  • Kevin Phillips

    Kevin Phillips

    3 ай мурун

    Are there electric full size SUVs?

  • Lee Terwilliger

    Lee Terwilliger

    3 ай мурун

    Please do video on what it takes to make batteries and electricity.....

  • Lam Par

    Lam Par

    3 ай мурун

    In country where gasoline is considerably cheap , engine driven car is still better .

  • Tristan Davies

    Tristan Davies

    3 ай мурун

    Didn't really talk about safety

  • ImTheDaveman

    ImTheDaveman

    3 ай мурун

    If I understand correctly - Biden/Harris will force E-Cars down our throats whether we like it or not. I never owned an E-Car, don't want an E-Car. E-Cars as far as I am concerned Disposable Cars. The cost of repairs once out of warranty will be a bank-account killer. Maybe I'll be dead before its forced on us. I can only hope. I KNOW! I know! Why must I be such a positive bluebird of happiness like this? I'm just a cheerful guy. :-)

  • Mark King

    Mark King

    3 ай мурун

    Just overlooked the lithium mining when talking about the environment?

  • David Berndt

    David Berndt

    3 ай мурун

    obviously all the typical crap one finds in their garage in stuffed behind the camera :)

  • Thomas Johansson

    Thomas Johansson

    4 ай мурун

    "Used car for $130 000..."
    Meanwhile my most expensive car was $3 000.

    • Drew Northup

      Drew Northup

      2 ай мурун

      13K, not 130K I cannot think of a force native to this universe that could make a used Golf cost 130K, much less a new one.

  • Michael Williams

    Michael Williams

    4 ай мурун

    Straight off the title is misleading as it says 5 reasons not to buy an ev whereas the video intends to put 5 reasons for and against.