If Gas Cars Are Banned, Can The Grid Handle Electric Cars?

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Can The Power Grid Handle A Surge In Electric Cars?
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If combustion engines are banned, can the electric power grid really handle a surge of electric cars? Let’s dive into the challenges associated with electric car charging, and the infrastructure required for it to happen at scale. We’ll look at the hard numbers based on US drivers, average miles driven, average fuel economy and energy efficiency, electricity production and distribution, how long we have to implement upgrades, average household energy consumption, how power gets to our houses, local grid problems, smart grids, real world examples of where this has happened, and the future challenges facing electric vehicles.
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  • kieferonline

    kieferonline

    12 саат мурун

    The Flintstones car gets 200 mpg

  • Kelly Conroy

    Kelly Conroy

    16 саат мурун

    Just one more reason that EV is a bad idea.

  • condorman1971

    condorman1971

    18 саат мурун

    Of course NOt!, Plus; is it smart change from a very eficient internal combustion motor to a obsolete coil or gas electrical power station??

  • Daniel Dyman

    Daniel Dyman

    22 саат мурун

    If everyone switched to LED's and used low flow water products we wouldn't need to expand any grid, you would have that 25% at your disposal

  • Fred Frond

    Fred Frond

    Күн мурун

    You have demand charges so you would charge people a ton of money at 5pm. Less at 8pm and a lot less at 11pm to 6 am.

  • Dell Martens

    Dell Martens

    Күн мурун

    And how do we generate that energy? Solar and wind will not be sufficient. Natural Gas is really the only option.

  • Eclecticars Drive

    Eclecticars Drive

    Күн мурун

    Very interesting analysis : Predictilble problem² and Predictible solutions ! It is totally right !
    I would like to point out that, during nights production, a lot of power plants have a lower load with less efficiency because they have been designed to have best efficiency at high load (ex: during morning or day peak), whatever the type of production + some small units need to shutdown during nights and restart at mornings. So if EV cars charge during nights, this will help the grid to have better production efficiency (+ at nights fresh air and lower temperatures help plants efficiency). The second point is that it will help the grid to stabilise the frequency and voltage as long as they will be a base consumption on the grid. When V2G and V2H technologies will be adopted, the more they will be EV cars connected to the grid, the better will be the grid efficiency.

  • Just A Guy

    Just A Guy

    Күн мурун

    Some math for those interested: the power required to charge EVs would result in 485.4 million metric tons of CO2. Gasoline and diesel engines currently account for a combined total of 1552 million metric tons, giving us about a 70% reduction in emissions from switching to an electric car. The manufacturing process for an EV produces a little more CO2, so it's not a true 70% reduction but I thought it was interesting

  • biedl86

    biedl86

    Күн мурун

    The power grid can't handle the load. It's as simple as that. Yes, it can deal with the Watts, but not with the Amperes without burning down the cable. It's not even possible in Germany and we have the most restricted and regulated power grid on this planet. A small road with 12 small houses and back in 2010 newly developed connection to the grid can't deal with more than 2 fast chargers in Germany. Your electricity provider just won't allow you to connect a 3rd fast charger if you live in that very same road and yes, this is a real life example.
    Yes, wind and solar can produce the same amount of Watts over a given amount of time, but there is no other way than thermal power plants to deal with high electricity demand peeks, that are described like 'everybody fast charges at 5.30'. Sorry but there really is no other way in the U.S. nor in Germany nor anywhere else other than the Scandinavian countries and those who go nuclear power and it won't change. It's already getting worse even without electric cars. It at least won't change nearly as fast as gas cars could be replaced by e-cars and especially not if countries keep on destroying their power grids with wind and solar. It hasn't changed since 1960, nor 1920 that we are all reliant on thermal power plants. Politics just acts like, that's not the case because they don't know better. The power grid works, that's all they care about. How? They don't care. They care about getting rid of coal asap. Science has to deal with that, even though science already dealt with making coal power production as clean as possible, almost only H2O steam emissions with coal today, but it's too expensive to upgrade, so let's shut coal down. Norway, like most of the Scandinavian countries, use hydroelectric power plants for their power production. In Norway we are talking about 93.8% in 2019. To compare that to the U.S. is a joke. I mean, you'll get rid of thermal power plants with Biden, like we do in Germany. But guess what. We have to buy electricity from Poland and the Czech Republic, who are still and increasingly using coal power plants, because they notice the demand in Europe for peek performance.
    No other country than the Scandinavian countries are able to use hydroelectric power plants at the same scale, which would be the only worthy competitors against nuclear and any other thermal power plant. That's why other countries don't use hydroelectric power plants, because they just can't. The geography isn't made for that in other countries. You need insane amounts of water and elevation changes to make the best of these kind of power stations and then it really is the best way for the planet and economy to produce power. Wind and solar will destroy the environment even worse than coal without the modern filter systems, if we would try to cover high demand peeks, which is just in avoidable. We have to cover them, if we don't want black outs every other day, due to electric cars and we have to do it with batteries, which are not even close to being as efficient as thermal power plants, not even after the last decade of technological progress in that field which already was progress without comparison. It's shallow and close minded to go for wind and solar while increasing the punctual need of high power thru put. You haven't considered any of this, which made your comparison and conclusions work in the 1st place, but they really don't.

  • Enforcer1975

    Enforcer1975

    Күн мурун

    Imagine the same thing happening to the grid like it did in Texas.....nobody can charge their cars anymore. At least with a fuel driven car you can still get away..

  • Svend Åge Bruun

    Svend Åge Bruun

    2 күн мурун

    Please do learn from Norway.
    By changing the taxes for cars, more will buy EVs. F.ex a 200% tax on petrol and diesel cars with bad fuel economy and a 100% tax on cars with petrol or diesel engines, but great fuel economy, 50% taxes on PHEVs and no tax on EVs. Changeing to EVs in the US DO have an impact on things globaly. So, pretty please, do it.
    The el. net has to be improved and solar, wind and wave energy can be expanded. That will create more jobs, than are lost in the car production. Winn winn. :D

  • Jim F

    Jim F

    2 күн мурун

    What we don’t see is that Jason uses his windshield as a whiteboard, that’s where he’s reading these numbers from

  • Joseph McConnell

    Joseph McConnell

    2 күн мурун

    This wouldn't be a problem if we had giant battery depots with extremely large capacities.

  • QuantumS1ngularity

    QuantumS1ngularity

    2 күн мурун

    This is the thing that i have against battery EVs - their inconvenience. Inconvenience and lack of contingency solutions. We will skip for now on the house vs flat lifestyle which is more than determining factor. The common inconvenience - it's been discussed many times before about the lack of contingency plan if you ran out of power in the middle of nowhere or in a blizzard. Or if the power in your area is down for a couple of days. People are getting anxiety over their phones going flat, let alone their car. In addition to that, you get the "privilege" of charging your car expensive AF, only cause you need to use it in the evening and the only time you have to ramp it up is right after work. It's like in the current situation petrol was 3-4 times much more expensive if you refuel right before or right after work or just before the weekend.
    That's why i support and can't wait for the mass adoption of HFC cars especially when they sort out the problems with solid storage making it easy to simply replace your fuel source in a minute if you need to. Just imagine you have that cell, which is about as big as an A3 sheet of paper where all your hydrogen is stored. When it's getting low, you simply drive to the station and refuel in 3-4 minutes, not 40. Let's say you forgot to fill it and it's empty on the street outside your flat/house. You simply take the cell, bring it to the nearest hydrogen station and exchange it for a fully filled one. Science fiction you say, well so were the smart phones some 20 years ago. With the new hydrogen class at Le Mans in 2024 i bet battery EVs will die really fast, once the technology really catches on. Hydrogen is the future, not batteries.

  • Terry Jackson

    Terry Jackson

    2 күн мурун

    columbia gorge drive?

  • DYLAN

    DYLAN

    2 күн мурун

    Using this for a research paper rn it’s saving my ass. THANKYOU

  • SolidAir54321

    SolidAir54321

    2 күн мурун

    The question of additional energy production was asked years ago and Elon Musk responded by saying it takes 5 kilowatt hours to refine one gallon of gasoline. So just stop refining gasoline and you'll have the energy. I don't know if that's still true now. But maybe it needs to be figured into the equation. Then there's also the transportation of the oil and gasoline which requires more energy.
    We do need smart grids, electric cars or not. It's kind of ironic that a car can be smart enough to almost drive itself, but we can't make a grid smart enough just to distribute electricity well enough to avoid blackouts. Maybe here in CA we need Elon Musk to buy PG&E.

  • Ted Friesen

    Ted Friesen

    2 күн мурун

    My Miata and I want to know where the road is in the video. Looks like fun.

  • Micah Ott

    Micah Ott

    3 күн мурун

    Great video your numbers and logic is sound, however California has blackouts because they don't want to make new power plants. All these people keep saying how bad coal, natural gas, or nuclear is bad, well how else are you going to get reliable power at a constant rate, and don't tell me solar or wind because we all know how fickle those systems are.
    Further more I think Norway is still a bad example not because of population but because of the physical size of the country. Which brings me to my final point I like to travel all over this great country and I'm sorry I'm not traveling 3 to 4 hundred miles and have to on average of what 6 hours to charge my ev, so if they can fix that I might consider one until then not going to happen.

  • Samus Aran7

    Samus Aran7

    3 күн мурун

    They cant make enough of them regardless. Synthetic fuels and higher price petrol seems to be on the horizon.

  • Thomas Flory

    Thomas Flory

    3 күн мурун

    This guy seems good with theoretical models but doesn't address how the power will be generated. Unless nuclear power is adopted on large scale, which is unlikely due to environmental regulations, solar and wind will be insufficient to power the grid with the increased demand. Also the government doesn't do efficient.

  • Alan Horn

    Alan Horn

    3 күн мурун

    Norway is not the same problem at all. They do not have continent-crossing road trips and presumably drive much less in general. The grid in the USA would have to handle Thanksgiving weekends with EVs all wanting to charge or everyone leaving the Bay Area all at once because of wildfires.

  • Joe Ca

    Joe Ca

    3 күн мурун

    i hate electric cars!

  • drew 876

    drew 876

    4 күн мурун

    It doesn't help that we're going green with oil.

  • Matt S

    Matt S

    4 күн мурун

    Traveling long distances will be terrible in ev's until charge time can get closer to the time it takes to fill up your gas tank. I don't want to charge for 20 hours just to go a few hundred miles. Maybe it will get better when at least the energy density increases. It's completely foolish and insane to expect the current state of battery technology to be sufficient to replace the internal combustion engine without serious negative economic repercussions.

  • Gert van den Berg

    Gert van den Berg

    4 күн мурун

    How much would heavy vehicles complicate this?

  • Corey Keesler

    Corey Keesler

    4 күн мурун

    So basically the grid can’t handle it right now

  • Corey Keesler

    Corey Keesler

    4 күн мурун

    Seeing as how my electrical company shuts off my Ac and water heater because they can’t supply or transmit that much with no electric cars at all

    • Corey Keesler

      Corey Keesler

      4 күн мурун

      They actually have wireless RF switches and they just shut them off

  • Vernon Brumley

    Vernon Brumley

    5 күн мурун

    Does the MPGE calculation include the air-conditioner and heater draw on the batteries of these EV's ? I can imagine being stuck in a traffic jam for two hours in the heat of Summer. What effect would that have on the MPGE ?

  • car0lm1k3

    car0lm1k3

    5 күн мурун

    i also have EXTREME concerns about methods to control peak power consumption. Restricting time of charge restricts travel and work availability. We also need to consider tourism hubs. Predictable does not equal easily solvable. Money has to be incentivized. Also, Norway is a terrible example due to the population density and power generation methods.

  • car0lm1k3

    car0lm1k3

    5 күн мурун

    now do how long it takes to build a power plant. and how long it takes to build a nationwide network of charging stations. and how long it takes to upgrade services to handle. and how long it takes to get that much material and components made.

  • ThinkLonger

    ThinkLonger

    5 күн мурун

    Hopefully it is not forced. That leads to even more: "In the name of saving the environment and safety":
    You can no longer drive for any purpose other than going to your work place, home and for essential needs like food.
    You will no longer be allowed to 'manually' drive a car due to 'safety' concerns, auto-piloted cars will we required for all driving.
    You will be required to enter your desired destination and after some time your trip will be approved or denied by the government based on if they deem your trip essential...

  • Brenden Wuschke

    Brenden Wuschke

    5 күн мурун

    I like that YouTube subtitles translate EV as Eevee 😅

  • burropoco

    burropoco

    6 күн мурун

    Even after the pandemic many people will simply continue to work from home. EV related peaks and surges on the grid will be even less of a problem as far fewer people will be going on a commute into the office.

  • Ferenc Fajkusz

    Ferenc Fajkusz

    6 күн мурун

    How are you making sure, that the charging cables used in public are not getting cut and stolen? More people don't have garage than the ones that have it. How are you making sure, that punks cannot just simply pull the plug on your car while charging messing your next day up?

  • Alexander Mcpherson

    Alexander Mcpherson

    6 күн мурун

    I dont get MPGe. e to what? 1 gallon at the plant gets x amount of miles versus 1 gallon in an ICE gets y amount of miles? ... sounds simply, except, I didn't know power plants burn diesel.

  • SpyDetector1984

    SpyDetector1984

    14 күн мурун

    Reposted. Did yt take another one of my awesome comments down that accurately calls out america and its destructive american capitalism?
    I typed it before and I'll type it again. IF America followed through and allowed Nikola Tesla to do his thing we'd have a far superior society NOW. The EVs and the
    required infrastructure would've been in place DECADES AGO. Energy/electricity would've been FREE and ACCESSIBLE to ALL HUMANS with his own vision of how that
    infrastructure would be. But america blockaded him whenever possible. Why? Because their capitalist system doesn't want humans to have natural resources for free.
    It wants humans to have to pay for the electricity. And we've seen how that's gone with the failing infrastructure and corrupt energy companies and policies. They also wanted to keep those gas hungry vehicles on road so they could have they gas industry and combustible engines that are always breaking thus costing you lots of dough for parts/labor (car mechanics). It's all about that money no matter how destructive/wrong certain methods of acquiring it are. Case in point: CLIMATE CHANGE. Would it be this bad if the EVs were implemented about 100 years ago? We'll never know. Thanks, america for being so selfish the future of life on this planet is now jeopardized for ALL.
    America, you suck. You'll always suck and so will the way you operate your terrorist capitalist system you like to force down people's throat all over the world
    often by coercion and force.
    You got lucky getting such a magnanimous human as Nikola Tesla whom wanted to come to this country (naively) and make a better world for humans EVERYWHERE.
    And what did you do? You were the american capitalist terrorists you've always been. Money/profits over life. The lives of any living creatures. The life/health of
    this planet we ALL habitat, not just americans. Americans are so selfish they believe it's okay to exploit the world (including their own people) at the cost of
    everything and anything. A system that exploits everyone and everything and only benefits a small number of people is unacceptable and must be decommissioned.

  • 410 Kane

    410 Kane

    14 күн мурун

    I thought they were trying to ban sales of brand new gas vehicles. Current gas vehicles will exist but be regulated. They're already trying to ban aftermarket parts that affect emissions

  • S Tho

    S Tho

    14 күн мурун

    Well said on most.
    You're old enough at 9:00 to know "we did it before for AC", but you forgot.... very badly. Major blackouts in the 60s. Constant summer brownouts in the 70s in the east coast. Rolling brownouts in SoCal.
    AC 4 hours a day. Oh you Oregander Try that 24 hours a day in New Orleans or Houston.
    So the only hope is very low adoption of of EVs over the next decade. That is an interesting thing for an EV activist to say. You know as an engineer that power plants are two to three decade projects. They aren't popping up to fit a sudden fad they didn't expect in 2014.
    Norway, as an engineer, leave that out of the discussion. They sell fewer cars a year than Nissan even sells one model. 50% adoption of 150k cars is only 75k cars. Never assume a big society is going to be able to do something a little gated community did.

  • JR Brown

    JR Brown

    15 күн мурун

    Can The Grid Handle Electric Cars? Short answer: Hell No!...

  • Dave Sawchuk

    Dave Sawchuk

    15 күн мурун

    This will be difficult in calif. How much more pollution will energy production create? Nuclear could make clean energy but this state is anti- nuclear. Wind and solar is very inefficient and would drive up electricity prices.

  • Weary Spearhead

    Weary Spearhead

    16 күн мурун

    We're doomed.

  • Full Throttle

    Full Throttle

    16 күн мурун

    Very informative. The difference over the last 60years is they've expanded power generation with on demand base load plants that can vary thier output based on current grid demands. (Coal,Gas,Nuclear) with renewables they are not on demand when it's needed most. Nowadays everything is electric. Our technology energy consumption far out paces 60years ago. With today's society wanting to eliminate fossil fuels it pushes everything electric! Not just cars. Adding to the demand. Unless they come up with some magical new way of generating reliable on demand power I don't see it happening before 2050 reliably with the pace they are shutting down power plants. Plus who wants to charge thier car on a schedule? People don't have time for that.

  • Dennis Foutch

    Dennis Foutch

    16 күн мурун

    By 2035 will there be any coal fired power plants to run all the cars? Guess what will happen when windmills can't charge your cars? Can't use nuclear because the left hates it. How bout we go back to horses? Oh....And where you gonna dump all those spent batteries? Right next or over your water supply? Those batteries don't last forever.

    • Full Throttle

      Full Throttle

      16 күн мурун

      Funny how you never hear about what happens to junk solar panels or wind turbines along with battery disposal right???

  • cnchess

    cnchess

    19 күн мурун

    The political climate in the USA from 1960 to 2000 was very different than the current no growth model. Power companies are shutting down capacity all over the country and replacing reliable sources with silly sources. Increasing the grid is opposed whenever it is proposed. Most power companies are being forced to eat into their generation margins to avoid building new power plants. California is just the worst example of this, where rolling brown outs and power outages are now routine. In the 1970s, there were 70 new nuclear plants being built at the same time as ~100 new coal plants. Now, all that we do is build natural gas fired turbines and hope that natural gas continues to come out of the ground. Recent growth of the electrical capacity has been flat and power companies are not free to expand generation. Politicians who think that opposing CO2 (the fundamental building block of all life on earth) will get them re-elected, impose crippling edicts on power companies. Zero Growth is a goal and EVs will simply crash the system sooner rather than later.

  • Eric Hoopes

    Eric Hoopes

    19 күн мурун

    Short answer NO, long answer HELL NO. People won't purchase a car with no infrastructure to back it and there will be no infrastructure if people don't purchase a EV upfront. Plus the infrastructure would have to be universal to comply with all brands. Seems more like political theater. IMO

  • cbcdesign001

    cbcdesign001

    19 күн мурун

    We have home charging points in the UK from at least one manufacturer that can not only allow for timed charging for cheap night rates but can also monitor energy generation from home solar systems and automatically adjust the available current so that it only uses the energy produced by those panels.

  • Zachary Repassy

    Zachary Repassy

    19 күн мурун

    You spent 15 minutes talking solely about production and distribution, but only mentioned the physical make up of the grid. Charging stations, larger power plants and already existing issues with reliability in some parts of the country. Not to mention that while our energy production has increased, our grid hasn't been upgraded to match. It's already close to critical capacity.

  • tlister67

    tlister67

    19 күн мурун

    Heat pumps are more common here in Maine than EVs, electricity use shifting us off heating oil

  • Where the hell is Donald Trump ?

    Where the hell is Donald Trump ?

    20 күн мурун

    Texas is ready bring on the EV's, wait let me turn off my main breaker while you charge.

  • davidc5191

    davidc5191

    20 күн мурун

    Be careful with those Norway numbers. They may currently have an "insane" EV adoption rate of over 50%, but like everywhere, annual car fleet turnover is low, so the number of new EVs added to their fleet every year is low, and the total penetration of EVs into Norway's vehicle fleet is only around 15% of the total vehicle fleet of 3.8 million cars, which is why you don't see a big boost in electricity demand as you've pointed out.
    And for EVs to be completely green, the 1.25 trillion KWh needs to be wind, solar or nuclear. It defeats the purpose if all the new power plants are coal. But wind and solar do not produce energy-dense electricity, to use a phrase you've used. So lots of solar or wind farms need to be produced. So they consume a lot of real estate. Not every state has vast tracks of empty desert like California. And they're very costly compared to a standard natural gas power plant, and they also compete for some of the same rare earth metals used in car batteries. I'd be curious to see what you estimate the cost of producing 1.25 trillion KWh to be using solely renewable energy.

  • Trent Franklin

    Trent Franklin

    20 күн мурун

    It takes electricity to produce a gallon of gas. In fact: it takes the same amount to produce a gallon gas as it does to make my Chevy Volt go about 40 miles.

  • Richard Hay

    Richard Hay

    21 күн мурун

    Charging at work will be common

  • Mat Kurcher

    Mat Kurcher

    21 күн мурун

    Short answer, the grid would crash before 6pm if everyone magically switched to ev's overnight. There are 282 million vehicles on the road, people would be plugging into a 240v 75 amp average charger at roughly 6pm when they get home, that is also peak consumption between 6pm to 11pm. 5 to 8 hours to charge, the 75amp 240v equates to 18kwh per hour x 282m vehicles = 5,076,000 extra mw needed to be supplied to the grid not counting transmission losses. The current fleet output is a little over 1.1m megawatts.

  • Georgi Kolev

    Georgi Kolev

    22 күн мурун

    Well if you live in a house and you have a solar roof (and a power wall which may even make it better) it may turn out you are selling to the grid and all that may turn out there'll be less demand for produced electricity not more so those 30% are totally up in the air.

  • Kerry Burns

    Kerry Burns

    22 күн мурун

    Electric cars ? Phooey ! Don´t be so bloody daft.
    So called ¨EV´s ¨ run on whatever the power station runs on, coal, gas, nuclear, etc.
    Tesla discovered free wireless electricity (we live on a rotating magnet FFS).
    He asked J P Morgan for funding, but Morgan had investments in lumber for electricity poles, and copper mines for the wire.
    He blew Tesla into the weeds.
    The only value capitalism sees in consumers is in farming us like animals.
    We are here to make a profit for the machine.

  • Karel Jehoel

    Karel Jehoel

    22 күн мурун

    Unbelievable that the average US familie uses that much electricity (887 kWh/month)!

  • jack julcher

    jack julcher

    22 күн мурун

    Wow this sounds so neat! Unfortunately between the apples to oranges comparisons, the misdirection, and the missing gaps in logical sequencing it turns out to be pretty much all sales pitch and not reality. P.T. Barnum would be proud, as he famously said, "There's a sucker born every minute."

  • AcousticTheory

    AcousticTheory

    22 күн мурун

    This also assumes the grid functions approximately the same way in all areas, ignores reduced effective battery capacity in cold temperatures, ignores changes between fuel sources during different times of the year (not just times of day), and ignores that people can only charge their vehicles at certain times of day due to other aspects of their schedule that can't change. The electric car narrative also assumes everyone is approximately equal in the privilege of providing a warm dedicated space for charging to occur, such as a home garage. For a family in the country or even the suburbs, an electric car still cannot safely be the only car a family owns. Electric cars are still the toys of privilege for privileged people, all the while allowing them to lecture the rest of us.

  • AcousticTheory

    AcousticTheory

    22 күн мурун

    President Kamala already said she would make motor vehicle ownership by individuals illegal if she had her way. Problem solved.

  • Joey Wen

    Joey Wen

    23 күн мурун

    Power stations may work 24 hours a day, but people usually charge the car when they get home. Everyone is charging in a few hours of concentration. understand?

  • Isaac 84

    Isaac 84

    23 күн мурун

    It's not even about population growth, personality my day is too busy to waste at a charging station even if a fast charger. I don't know what I'd do if I woke up in the morning late and realize that I forgot to charge both my phone and my electric car which are both dead. It would be a huge inconvenience.
    Fast charging also degrades the car battery.

  • venrams

    venrams

    23 күн мурун

    Without new energy generated from Solar into the grid, the electric bill will increase by 30 percent

  • Babes Doce

    Babes Doce

    23 күн мурун

    Nope not in the near future here in the Philippines.

  • Sérgio

    Sérgio

    23 күн мурун

    Car charging==current==thick copper==copper price increase. The grid uses high tension low current==cheap cables due to low losses in transport. Then there the batteries....well....those drills are going to get expensive.

  • Deyvson Moutinho Caliman

    Deyvson Moutinho Caliman

    24 күн мурун

    You can't have memorized all that, you had to be reading it somewhere while you were driving.

  • Digno h

    Digno h

    24 күн мурун

    The problem is you are talking in old fashioned miles.. Kilometers are so much less damaging to the environment..

  • mariolis1000

    mariolis1000

    24 күн мурун

    Before I watch :
    But gas cars should NEVER be banned... no matter how you feel about them , peple should have the freedom to choose what car they want to buy ... even if Electric cars are the future , it is important that this future comes naturally and NOT from a goverment mandate...
    Horse carriages have long been obsolete but its not illegal to use one for transportation...
    So the idea that cars that run on gas will one day be banned is becoming more and more talked about , but people like me who love cars and engines , find this idea scary and appalling

  • Jonas Lecerof

    Jonas Lecerof

    24 күн мурун

    Dude, you cant compare Norway to the USA. Norway has 98% hydropower. Their ability to adapt regulate power production is just insane. I think these things will rather be solved with smart chargers that communicate.

  • Patrick Walraf

    Patrick Walraf

    24 күн мурун

    Hello, what about the energy needed für manufacturing gas for ICEs? You have to consider the electric energy saved through not running those prozesses.

  • Dyson

    Dyson

    24 күн мурун

    Great job of describing the subject well in just 16:24. Time of day pricing would solve a lot of electrical transmission and distribution problems.

  • Indrejue

    Indrejue

    24 күн мурун

    the biggest cap to ev adoption is production constraints not consumer demand. and tesla is attacking that problem at an exponential pace. by the end of this decade due to an s curve adoption rate there will be no sane company around selling ice cars. they just won't be able to compete. the only places that will still have lots of gas is places that rely mostly on 2 and 3 wheel vehicles. hen you got to consider the way renewables charge and the grid battery systems that will be deployed. renewables by their nature need to produce a lot more energy at peak capacity and spread it out by storing it in battery systems.

  • Burntsider

    Burntsider

    24 күн мурун

    Start building nuclear power plants and I'll be less skeptical about the conversion we seem to be rushing to.
    Hard for me to believe an F150 Crew cab could get 100 mpge if electric.

  • okovarik3

    okovarik3

    24 күн мурун

    I don’t know how it works in USA, but in some countries in Europe you can have cheaper tariff for “night power” (in Czech Republic it’s just a half of regular price for the energy consumed between 10pm - 6am), when there is almost no other consumption (like wash machine, oven, air conditioning, ...) so actually till some point you can help to flatten the curve and use the energy that is created anyway (they really do not turn of the power station during nights)

  • okovarik3

    okovarik3

    24 күн мурун

    Few points:
    1 - I don’t understand the equation 1gallon = 33kWh. Even semi-thirsty EV can go 100miles for 33kWh. How much ICE can go 100 miles per 1 gallon? (I would say zero)
    2 - you didn’t mention one thing - when the consumption of gas is lower, we should save big amount of energy that needs to be used for processing the petroleum to gasoline

  • mmi16

    mmi16

    24 күн мурун

    One thing that never gets discussed - how will government TAX electric car energy to make up for the loss of gasoline taxes?

  • Enjoyed_Tek

    Enjoyed_Tek

    25 күн мурун

    Avg 900kwh a month? I’m here In Canada and hardly use power and I’m using 4500kwh a month. I’m gone for work 5 out of 7 days too!

  • Streamin Freedom

    Streamin Freedom

    25 күн мурун

    I was talking with an industry expert and his projections were 25% electric in consumer vehicles by 2030

  • Bill Wickert

    Bill Wickert

    25 күн мурун

    Power storage is a good idea even if it is a battey system that is charged at your own home.

  • Etyere Petyere

    Etyere Petyere

    25 күн мурун

    Yes texas just had the experiment when they turned on the electric heaters when the cold happened hahahaha

  • awilson2525

    awilson2525

    25 күн мурун

    also remind people that electricity has not been road taxed yet and you can better believe it will be taxed to the tune of charges upward of 50% of the cost of the electricity drawn for transportation use. (just like gasoline is- gasoline runs about 50 cents a gallon in road use taxes)

  • Brent Whitson

    Brent Whitson

    25 күн мурун

    Jason referenced a time of US energy/economic growth when we weren't ashamed of it!...
    Now we are working to replace current levels with renewables and curb use...

  • Lok Sun Cho

    Lok Sun Cho

    25 күн мурун

    Don't worry, you can always cut down all trees in forest and laying solar panels everywhere

  • boblatino

    boblatino

    25 күн мурун

    Nobody has a single car. At least two, but often 4 per household. It would increase up to 200%

  • Hellgie1

    Hellgie1

    25 күн мурун

    Just use programmable chargers that you plug the car in when you get home and set the time you want the charger to turn the juice on. It's as simple as a light timer.

  • devin smith

    devin smith

    25 күн мурун

    The one thing he doesnt touch on is competition. The power rates will go thru the roof. Once gas isnt in the picture it will be a monopoly for the power company

  • Eric K

    Eric K

    26 күн мурун

    No they couldn't because the environmental wackos want to ban natural gas for electricity generation.

  • Xlerb_Again_to_Music

    Xlerb_Again_to_Music

    26 күн мурун

    OK. This analysis applies to people in North America. While this may also apply to others around the world, it does not apply to Europe, the UK and likely other places (I suspect India). While transmission systems are similar about the world, local (distribution) systems are very different. In Europe these will take a big kick in the teeth with around $1 Trillion expected spend to fix the issues. Why? EU / UK local networks only supply 800W (yes, 0.8 kW) per home peak average - and are built for that job. 7 kW EVs owned (not charging) at only 20% homes will kill that network; they need a x10 capacity upgrade.
    Smart shifting can stave off the problem for a while but is ultimately inadequate. I'm qualified to discuss this as I spent 7 years on a doctorate looking at ways around the issue; no can do in the EU. Sorry; it's time to dig up the residential roads (EU / UK has buried cables to houses under roads, not via overhead lines). Politicians take 1 look at this mess and ignore / kick down the road :/

  • Decebal Dobrica

    Decebal Dobrica

    26 күн мурун

    just say it's US only somewhere ffs

  • Greg Warner

    Greg Warner

    26 күн мурун

    Not in the current condition.

  • robert gorlee

    robert gorlee

    26 күн мурун

    We have to drive less. Could't you hold this ( fine!) conversation not driving? ; )

  • Luke Starkenburg

    Luke Starkenburg

    27 күн мурун

    Great point about air conditioning!

  • Luke Starkenburg

    Luke Starkenburg

    27 күн мурун

    Thank you for this.

  • A C

    A C

    27 күн мурун

    *California has left the chat*

  • rctube1958

    rctube1958

    27 күн мурун

    ...or we could just abandon the EV lunacy.

  • Jeffrey Scott

    Jeffrey Scott

    27 күн мурун

    One thing that people ignore for the most part is the issue that we are simultaneously increasing base load of electrical demand by forcing the switch from fossil fuels to electric for vehicles for “environmental” reasons, but they will also be forcing the retirement of much of the existing generating infrastructure that is fossil powered. By eliminating the diversity of generating sources and forcing everyone to be more dependent on electricity, we are setting ourselves up for a less reliable system and potential major price spike as well. The worst of both worlds.

  • Peet Ky

    Peet Ky

    27 күн мурун

    yeah, but they want to go with unreliable renewable electrical sources. ridiculous. wind doesn't blow and sun dont shine all the time. also, recharge is gonna be overnight when solar is gone.

  • Peet Ky

    Peet Ky

    27 күн мурун

    if ac in california causes brushfires from overcurrent heating, i think ecars will burn down america

  • Mark Avery

    Mark Avery

    27 күн мурун

    The existing distribution system also needs to be upgraded. Also a all the PV does not help with the demand curve.

  • Just ask me iknow

    Just ask me iknow

    27 күн мурун

    Another excellent video by Jason not that I was expecting anything less.
    Always well thought through