Tesla's Battery Supply Problem

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[1] www.statista.com/statistics/502208/tesla-quarterly-vehicle-deliveries/
[2] www.statista.com/statistics/265859/vehicle-sales-worldwide/
[3] arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1210/1210.3672.pdf
[4] www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369702114004118#fig0035
[5] courses.lumenlearning.com/geology/chapter/reading-abundance-of-elements-in-earths-crust/
[6] Page 16 publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/230991/local_230991.pdf and www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_the_content_of_pure_lithium_eg_kg_kWh_in_Li-ion_batteries_used_in_electric_vehicles
[7] pubs.usgs.gov/periodicals/mcs2020/mcs2020-lithium.pdf
[8]Page 51 pubs.usgs.gov/periodicals/mcs2020/mcs2020.pdf
[9] www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/dec/16/apple-and-google-named-in-us-lawsuit-over-congolese-child-cobalt-mining-deaths
[10] www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/about/legal/2018-conflict-minerals-report.pdf
[11] www.benchmarkminerals.com/panasonic-reduces-teslas-cobalt-consumption-by-60-in-6-years/
[12] Page 9 www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Industries/Metals%20and%20Mining/Our%20Insights/The%20future%20of%20nickel%20A%20class%20act/The%20future%20of%20nickel%20A%20class%20act.ashx#:~:text=For%20nickel%2Dcontaining%20lithium%2Dion,%2C%20NMC811%2C%20or%20NCA
[13] Page 113 pubs.usgs.gov/periodicals/mcs2020/mcs2020.pdf
[14] insg.org/index.php/about-nickel/production-usage/
[15] www.mining.com/web/elon-musk-is-going-to-have-a-hard-time-finding-clean-nickel/
[16] www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/arizona-battery-explosion-conventional-wisdom-safety
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  • Real Engineering
    Real Engineering6 måneder siden

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  • Righteous Agitator

    Righteous Agitator

    Måned siden

    Above all, YOU CAN NOT KEEP UP WITH THE SUGGESTED " ENDLESS CONSUMER DEMAND". THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DO GOOD, TO EDUCATE, AUTHORITIVELY, THE WHOLE A TO Z SUPPLY- DEMAND CHAIN, BOTH PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS, ABOUT FINITE ENTROPY AND THE 'DEMAND' FOR LIMITING CONSUMPTION. QUOTA HAVE TO BE SET. REALLY, WE CAN NOT KEEP BEING WASTEFULL CAUSING ALL PROBLEMS OF LUXURY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE COMMERCIAL INDUSTRY IS ABUSING THE CONCEPT OF LIMITLESS DEMAND AS AN EXCUSE TO EXHAUST ALL RESOURCES. LIMITS. NOW. THANK YOU FOR BEING CAREFULL.

  • Jerry Plush

    Jerry Plush

    2 måneder siden

    @Joe Cool yeah......my point exactly

  • Joe Cool

    Joe Cool

    2 måneder siden

    @Jerry Plush It would just keep spinning but it would have slowed down the next time you go to use it due to frictional losses

  • Jerry Plush

    Jerry Plush

    2 måneder siden

    @Joe Cool Don't know a lot about flywheel energy storage, thus this question..........What happens to the energy stored in flywheel after the days travel is ended? Seems that could also be a huge loss and inefficiency of flywheel usage.

  • Gary Truemner

    Gary Truemner

    3 måneder siden

    @Midnight Wolf p

  • Alvin Kwok
    Alvin Kwok10 timer siden

    quite disappointed that asteroid mining isn't mentioned.

  • nightlightabcd
    nightlightabcd21 time siden

    If the US and allies go to war with China, I wonder how that would effect Tesla! With his Tesla factory in China, Elon in effect is bolstering the Chinese economy, allowing them to be a rival military and economic power for Communist China that has vowed to take over Taiwan! It's been said that China is building a copy of SpaceX's Starship. Was that part of the price for allowing Tesla locate in China? What will China do if they develop a Starship to?

  • Spoiler Alert
    Spoiler Alert6 dager siden

    Surely all 5 companies could finance sending backhoes, bulldozers and other equipment with training to the Congo?

  • Spoiler Alert
    Spoiler Alert6 dager siden

    Graphite and Graphene are the future. The sooner people appreciate this the sooner they will reap the benefits.

  • Noob Noob

    Noob Noob

    3 dager siden

    They have been saying that since 2000. They still needs a game changer innovation.

  • Predawn
    Predawn12 dager siden

    Nouveau monde graphite will be extracting graphite in an environmentally safe way in Canada for the EV battery market. Going to uplist into the NYSE this May

  • Indicol
    Indicol16 dager siden

    so on the human rights in the congo would it be better to strip those people of the only means for a income. \

  • w0mbles
    w0mbles16 dager siden

    The South Australian telsa battery was only required because of incompetence by the state Labor government at the time. They are ideologically opposed to gas, coal, and in favour of renewables, at the expense of grid stability. Sometimes, improving politics is more useful than tech fixes.

  • w0mbles

    w0mbles

    6 dager siden

    We'll have to disagree; it all just seems like so much politics as usual. How do you propose using massive solar power grids as baseload power? What's the economic solution?

  • Galdrack

    Galdrack

    6 dager siden

    @w0mbles Dealing with it refers to lower emissions and on that front both countries are both doing more than Australia. Calling both environmental wastelands and not labelling the Australia the same is simply absurd given it's emissions and the damage it has done and continues to do to the environment. Australia has a near perfect setup for rail transport actually just like Russia. It has large population centres with vast wastes between which suits rails extremely well. It's extremely comparable. I'd critique Canada in the same manner. Australia simply has been lacking in these areas and there's really no excuse. Building railways or dams doesn't require extreme authoritarian measures that's a silly deflection. Australia built large roads crossing these areas rail doesn't suddenly require genocide or authoritarianism. It's silly to deflect criticism in this manner all EU countries should be doing more too but Australia is one of the worst offenders at the moment with very few excuses for it.

  • w0mbles

    w0mbles

    6 dager siden

    @Galdrack First of all, Russia isn't dealing with it. Russia is an economic and environmental wasteland. (And China is an environmental wasteland.) Secondly, Australia has very different economies of scale. Population in China is vastly more dense, and so rail can be more effective. It also helps them that they have an authoritarian government which will raze entire towns to the ground to make way for railways, damns. If you want to do some Australia bashing, pick a more realistic comparison. e.g. Canada.

  • Galdrack

    Galdrack

    6 dager siden

    @w0mbles It's little excuse in many ways. There's way more solar power to be generated in Australia than all the countries you listed which makes it much more wasteful that the country is so reliant on fossil fuels (and is a big exporter of them too). The travel distances can be significant but it's all the more reason proper rail infrastructure should be made to reduce the emissions between those distances. China and Russia both deal with this on a much vaster scale without the same emissions per capita or kilometre (Australia is one of the worst per capita in the world). Not every country has to deal with it the same way but Australia has been pretty terrible overall, it's a country that still elects climate denialists afterall.

  • w0mbles

    w0mbles

    11 dager siden

    @Galdrack I agree. Although I do disagree about the "little excuse", because unlike, say the UK or Singapore or even NZ, the costs of doing almost anything industrial in Australia are much higher due to the distances involved. e.g. trucking/flight times to any of our capital cities, let alone country areas. A better metric would be energy efficiency per kilometer.

  • Joe Carr
    Joe Carr17 dager siden

    As a mining engineer, you've got a bit of an error on reserves and resources. Mineral reserves just mean a mine has that much left to go, it doesn't mean production is being held back. You can only mine at a certain speed and you need to mine from the top downwards. You can't build a mine on a short life, you'd never get the financing

  • Robert Rosenberger
    Robert Rosenberger18 dager siden

    This is so distustingly human. Problem? Gasoline Power?. Solution? Lets mine a semi rare finite resource so we can do that as long as we have some left without thinking of the consequences. No green energy solution is ever 100% green and people dont care because "its better than it was before".. Also, electric cars solve nothing if the electricity going into them isnt green.

  • Scott Reynolds
    Scott Reynolds19 dager siden

    So electric cars are a big scam that pollute when manufactured vs while in operation, nice to know, I'll stick with gas for now.

  • NAVEEN RS
    NAVEEN RS20 dager siden

    What if we started digging the asteroids.

  • asdf
    asdf20 dager siden

    BYD just announced it's going nicked and cobalt-free. This channel is really Tesla-centric. The real battery innovation is taking place in China.

  • Derek Pacheco
    Derek Pacheco20 dager siden

    Would you be able to figure out how much of a footprint 67 Gigafactories would create, and then compare the size to existing cities and Countries?

  • Yazheng Li
    Yazheng Li21 dag siden

    Your video is kind of missleading. At the time 6:02, the topic you are talking about is the expansion of Si through alloying with Li, but you were showing an expansion of Battery through gas during thermal runaway. I think the expansion of Si would look different, it simply cause the Si active materials fall from Cu current collector, thats all.

  • Steven Lonien
    Steven Lonien23 dager siden

    Yeah yep spinning mass weight in large electronicaly controled frictionless bearings would not need batterys spinning at speed of light threw gears and pulleys in relativity of equal & opposite reactions of tides or winds.

  • Konan Amegakure
    Konan Amegakure24 dager siden

    22:27 - so not for dummies. got it.

  • alain fréville
    alain fréville25 dager siden

    grid scale storage is inertia motor ?

  • CJ Bell
    CJ Bell26 dager siden

    Not only that, but we're just focusing on Tesla now. The goal is to have the entire automotive industry off of fossil fuels. So my guess is that once the major car companies are re-tooled for 100% EV production. Strip mining will increase exponentially and mineral reserves will decrease in kind. We're basically adding 'Big Battery' to the 'Big Oil' list of entities that will exploit non-renewable resources with relative impunity because of our dependence on them.

  • peter john kattz
    peter john kattz28 dager siden

    Or you could create an infrastructure that doesn't require cars. SMH

  • PS PS
    PS PSMåned siden

    I think it should be legal for people in Congo to earn more money in a mine than in other jobs if they decided that's better for them.

  • Michael
    MichaelMåned siden

    Tesla needs to show how the mining for batteries compares to fossil fuels and what they will do to make batteries cleaner.

  • Dank Savage
    Dank SavageMåned siden

    Kinda ironic how the endless supply of renewable energy we have, capable of solving energy is held hostage by such materials. So Lithium is the new oil? Relatively scarce, unevenly concentrated and burns easily. Dope.

  • Alan Li
    Alan LiMåned siden

    Remind me what's wrong with nuclear + hydrogen fuel cell?

  • Bob Z
    Bob ZMåned siden

    Aren't batteries just a stop gap until we get hydrogen fuel cells?

  • Benjamin Mann
    Benjamin MannMåned siden

    Tesla is the largest buyer of batteries from China. Communist china. Made from cobalt from Congo that uses 40,000 children to mine for them. They get 35 cents a day. The adults get $2 for 24 hours. Yes, slaves. .....isn’t that “ green”? Happy?

  • Warrick Terry
    Warrick TerryMåned siden

    16000 UN troops beg to differ on the security of cobalt in the congo

  • HQsound
    HQsoundMåned siden

    Tesla has no cobolt from mines with that poor working condition. That has been researched & verified.

  • David Kang
    David KangMåned siden

    The parallel afterthought contrastingly collect because thrill minimally drum save a glossy locket. gigantic, wooden salary

  • matin rahimi
    matin rahimiMåned siden

    We need someone like Nikola Tesla more than ever

  • Larry Archibald
    Larry ArchibaldMåned siden

    We still have to charge them with something. No fuels used here then!

  • Gaven Carroll
    Gaven CarrollMåned siden

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  • Righteous Agitator
    Righteous AgitatorMåned siden

    In the long term, best is for the western world grabbers to go extinct by completely destroying everything through consuming as usual. Most important is that all that 'smart' knowledge is exterminated for good. So surviving resilient of our species never makes the same catastrophic high demand mistakes. Congo should exploit the cobalt problem to the very benefit of its citizens. HOW HARD CAN FAIR NEGOTIATING BE?! PUT SOME PRESSURE ON IT! YOU CAN WAIT FOR THE COMPANIES TO GO FAIR TRADE UNTILL THE COWS COME HOME! CONGO, EDUCATE YOUR PEOPLE AND MAKE THE WORLD KNOW HOW DEPENDANT THEY REALLY ARE! SHAME ON THE BIG FISHES! CAN NOT WE, THE SPOILED CONSUMER, DISRUPT A TAD BY FORCING THE PRODUCERS? BE INFORMED. Above all, YOU CAN NOT KEEP UP WITH THE SUGGESTED " ENDLESS CONSUMER DEMAND". THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DO GOOD, TO EDUCATE, AUTHORITIVELY, THE WHOLE A TO Z SUPPLY- DEMAND CHAIN, BOTH PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS, ABOUT FINITE ENTROPY AND THE 'DEMAND' FOR LIMITING CONSUMPTION. QUOTA HAVE TO BE SET. REALLY, WE CAN NOT KEEP BEING WASTEFULL CAUSING ALL PROBLEMS OF LUXURY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE COMMERCIAL INDUSTRY IS ABUSING THE CONCEPT OF LIMITLESS DEMAND AS AN EXCUSE TO EXHAUST ALL RESOURCES. LIMITS. NOW. THANK YOU FOR BEING CAREFULL.

  • Righteous Agitator
    Righteous AgitatorMåned siden

    Congo should exploit the cobalt problem to the very benefit of its citizens. HOW HARD CAN FAIR NEGOTIATING BE?! PUT SOME PRESSURE ON IT! YOU CAN WAIT FOR THE COMPANIES TO GO FAIR TRADE UNTILL THE COWS COME HOME! CONGO, EDUCATE YOUR PEOPLE AND MAKE THE WORLD KNOW HOW DEPENDANT THEY REALLY ARE! SHAME ON THE BIG FISHES! CAN NOT WE, THE SPOILED CONSUMER, DISRUPT A TAD BY FORCING THE PRODUCERS? BE INFORMED. Above all, YOU CAN NOT KEEP UP WITH THE SUGGESTED " ENDLESS CONSUMER DEMAND". THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DO GOOD, TO EDUCATE, AUTHORITIVELY, THE WHOLE A TO Z SUPPLY- DEMAND CHAIN, BOTH PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS, ABOUT FINITE ENTROPY AND THE 'DEMAND' FOR LIMITING CONSUMPTION. QUOTA HAVE TO BE SET. REALLY, WE CAN NOT KEEP BEING WASTEFULL CAUSING ALL PROBLEMS OF LUXURY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE COMMERCIAL INDUSTRY IS ABUSING THE CONCEPT OF LIMITLESS DEMAND AS AN EXCUSE TO EXHAUST ALL RESOURCES. LIMITS. NOW. THANK YOU FOR BEING CAREFULL.

  • Righteous Agitator
    Righteous AgitatorMåned siden

    Above all, YOU CAN NOT KEEP UP WITH THE SUGGESTED " ENDLESS CONSUMER DEMAND". THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DO GOOD, TO EDUCATE, AUTHORITIVELY, THE WHOLE A TO Z SUPPLY- DEMAND CHAIN, BOTH PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS, ABOUT FINITE ENTROPY AND THE 'DEMAND' FOR LIMITING CONSUMPTION. QUOTA HAVE TO BE SET. REALLY, WE CAN NOT KEEP BEING WASTEFULL CAUSING ALL PROBLEMS OF LUXURY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE COMMERCIAL INDUSTRY IS ABUSING THE CONCEPT OF LIMITLESS DEMAND AS AN EXCUSE TO EXHAUST ALL RESOURCES. LIMITS. NOW. THANK YOU FOR BEING CAREFULL.

  • yunas saxer
    yunas saxerMåned siden

    USA stealing Lithium from Afghanistan, day by day, nobody knows about it!

  • Alex Ortiz
    Alex OrtizMåned siden

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  • Richard Johnson
    Richard JohnsonMåned siden

    It's pronounced aluminum.

  • Tom Cads
    Tom CadsMåned siden

    The video is a little misleading on the artisanal mining part: While 70% of the world's output is mined in Congo, only an estimated 15-30% of Congolese cobalt is mined this way. So at most roughly 20% of the world supply is mined this way every year. The numbers also fluctuate in line with cobalt prices, as, somewhat counterintuitively, that kind of production is not competitive when prices are low. Despite the usage of what basically amounts to slave labour, it is not able to compete with the highly industrialized processes of huge mining facilities as long as there is no supply crunch for cobalt. So while the geopolitical problems are still a major concern (as the video points out, Congo is a notoriously unstable country after all), the development of more mining facilities in the region can actually help mitigate the problem of artisanal mining

  • Ned Walport
    Ned WalportMåned siden

    The Green Revolution? The world is becoming greener due to higher levels of atmospheric CO2.

  • Mangled Moccasins
    Mangled MoccasinsMåned siden

    Battery shortage? Not if “We coup who we want, get over it”

  • 税金で飯を食うとうまいな
    税金で飯を食うとうまいな2 måneder siden

    完全なる 乱開発  資源消失  で、 火星かよ

  • C.J.
    C.J.2 måneder siden

    How about asteroid mining.

  • TheOtherSteel
    TheOtherSteel2 måneder siden

    This video is a giant Tesla commercial.

  • Javier Ruiz
    Javier Ruiz2 måneder siden

    Electric cars in all this technology does not get away from fossil fuels the fact of the matter is that uses more fossil fuels not less

  • Thomas Nye
    Thomas Nye2 måneder siden

    A good analysis of the raw material supply challenges facing battery supply: equally daunting is the basic metal demand requirements for rapid expansion in solar and wind power of the magnitude required to create the green energy revolution. In the era of NIMBYism and lack of basic knowledge of how "stuff" is actually made, the amount of increased mining required to even begin to meet the mind boggling demand will result in even more environmental elitism, as the wealthy countries want nothing to do with the fundamental industries (mining, processing, manufacturing, etc.) in their sight or local areas, forcing even more potential exploitation of the poorer countries of the world. WE need change, to be sure, but it has a price that all must pay, and it is sometimes not just in terms of money. Recently, a very large underground copper mine project in Arizona (Resolution Copper, Superior, AZ) had a critical step in their already decade long permitting process arbitrarily halted by the new administration. I understand the desire for a clean environment - I want that too, but when a state of the art mine development project that has been vetted by multiple administrations and has already had $2B spent on studies is halted because it's "incomplete" in the eyes of some, that mine's future development (potentially 25% of US demand could be supplied from it), it is on life support. That means the the additional demand for (in this case copper, but plug in your metal of choice) will be supplied (if it can be) by less efficient , lvery likely more polluting suppliers in parts of the world that likely already have a disproportionate share of the environmental cost that the world requires to not only feed, clothe and house billions of people (with billions more to come), but also to fulfill the ethical duty to elevate all people everywhere out of poverty. The realities of how material objects are made are not foolish concerns: steel and cement are very mature products essential to modern life (and green energy and infrastructure and elevating people out of poverty (think infrastructure) ,with very little room left for process optimization in terms of energy consumption and CO2 emission (cement emits CO2 as a byproduct of the chemical transformation of raw materials to cement, exclusive of the energy source used to produce it). So, great video: I like to see one of equivalent quality on the raw material challenges of green energy transformation. Notice that I haven't mentioned exotic metals like rare earths - although not really rare, the processing of these ores are very energy intensive and very dirty in terms of nasty chemicals. BTW, China dominates rare earths not only because of supply but also due to proprietary processing technology and much more liberal environmental regs. It behooves us all to know that the transition to carbon free energy is not without societal cost - not that it shouldn't be done, but I think society as a whole needs to know what this massive transformation will entail.

  • mako88sb

    mako88sb

    Måned siden

    Along with what you’ve said is the scale of transitioning to a net-zero carbon dioxide emission energy supply by the year 2050. There’s an article by Roger Pielke that came out in Oct 2019 that shows what would be involved. Starting the day after the article was posted, 3 nuclear power plants equivalent in output to the Florida Turkey Point Nuclear facility would need to be built every 2 days to reach that goal. At the same time decommissioning a Turkey Point Nuclear facility equivalent in non-renewable energy production every day would be required. He substituted wind power for nuclear and came up with 1500 wind turbines to be put in use every day until 2050. Nothing wrong with moving to cleaner energy but such an unrealistic goal of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 should be addressed as well.

  • Loïc Desiron
    Loïc Desiron2 måneder siden

    They need to make smaller vehicles, more affordable, more sustainable less polluting and dangerous.

  • Juanita Morgan
    Juanita Morgan2 måneder siden

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    sujon khan2 måneder siden

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  • Otto Didact
    Otto Didact2 måneder siden

    There is no man-caused global warming - just ask the Texans. Texas went Green to prevent global warming - dumb politicians !

  • Research and Build
    Research and Build2 måneder siden

    No more lithium medication guys we need it all for batteries

  • Research and Build
    Research and Build2 måneder siden

    We need ro transition away from fossil fuel to other more toxic chemicals lol

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    Juan Hernandez2 måneder siden

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  • Inter ludic
    Inter ludic2 måneder siden

    Why not just fix old cars? wouldn't that be better than producing new cars?

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    John Lee2 måneder siden

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  • Ian Harris
    Ian Harris2 måneder siden

    QPM.ASX will provide 90% or more of that battery shopping list without the Geopolitical Congo issues, barring Lithium that is abundant in the market for the possible foreseeable future. QPM Punches above its weight in battery metals supply. It is a small Australian (Queensland) company called Queensland Pacific Metals. Production slated for 2023. Good value on the ASX for around $0.10c AUD. Could we see a 10X + on that stock;-)

  • Zip Cotter
    Zip Cotter2 måneder siden

    Earlier in Tesla history I recall Elon saying his objective was accelerating the worldwide transition to EV. He even said he would make Tesla patents freely available to all. I doubt Tesla will ever produce 40M cars a year but I applaud Elon for great success at his early goal. It is amazing and very important. The many large resourceful auto companies worldwide Europe, Japan, S. Korea, China and N.America have redirected capital to EV technology including batteries and have firm plans for transition to EV. I think Elon is a jerk sometimes but I would give him a medal or maybe knighthood.

  • BJS ARMSTRONG
    BJS ARMSTRONG2 måneder siden

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  • Kevin Pool
    Kevin Pool2 måneder siden

    I think urging big companies to be mindful of inhumane labor practices is the correct thing to do. However, I believe it is unfair to place the burden of action of them when the true responsible party is the mines' host country. Big corps can only do so much and what if they just outright pull cobalt out of their supply chain altogether? Then the laborers who were mistreated before will now lose their income to, adding insult to injury. This should be a joint-nation, joint venture effort to ensure humane labor laws are enforce to protect the people responsible for giving us the resources we need to modernize our societies.

  • David Tuer
    David Tuer2 måneder siden

    Remember when GM was the biggest company in the world and Toyota was making engines under license to BMC (British Motor Corporation)?

  • MGTOW Matty
    MGTOW Matty2 måneder siden

    Interesting Mongolia was not mentioned in the list of suppliers...I recall theirs being very pure and they said they were holding out for good prices..

  • Harald Weltzin
    Harald Weltzin2 måneder siden

    put solar panels over all east west highways. This will do at least three things: 1. Protect east directed drivers from driving into the sun in the morning and west directed drivers from the evening sun. 2. Keep most of the rain and snow off the highways during bad weather. 3. Keep cars in the shade, reducing their need for AC cooling in the summer. 4. Reduce the heat from the sun that currently is developed from above the pavement. 5. The government already has the right of way so it doesn't have to acquire more land in order to build solar panel arrays. 6. combined with in pavement charging, could charge electric cars while driving.

  • Krishna Saraswat
    Krishna Saraswat2 måneder siden

    3:03 the cathode is positive and the anode negative..... seriously...🤨🤨🤨🤨 real engineering..?????

  • fivetimesyo
    fivetimesyo2 måneder siden

    Supercaps is the way. Batteries just don't charge that fast and that's why they will never take off.

  • Robert Bennett
    Robert Bennett2 måneder siden

    The DRC is a neo-colony of the USA.

  • Alex Roge
    Alex Roge2 måneder siden

    I guess musk should have started “The Mining Company” instead of the boring company

  • Gustav Sophie
    Gustav Sophie2 måneder siden

    TESLA gives a shit about anything but money...Why it would be different?

  • Peter
    Peter2 måneder siden

    5:23 the storage densities here are given in mAh/g, but what is the voltage of the battery? We’d need that to know the power storage

  • PUGGER
    PUGGER2 måneder siden

    USA: Congo has 70% of the worlds cobalt? USA: Congo has WMD we must intervene now.

  • Julian Kienzl
    Julian Kienzl2 måneder siden

    You must not forget the impact Tesla had on other car manufactures. They don't need to change the whole world themselves anymore, other need to go with them.

  • musmus96
    musmus962 måneder siden

    it was okay...

  • J.D. Hague
    J.D. Hague2 måneder siden

    These companies are essentially trying to solve smog and getting rid of greenhouse emissions. Well, I wonder if there's a very high power, low emission technology that we already have and a new version of in development that would solve these issues if we just used the current one and developed the new one..........

  • I've got questions
    I've got questions2 måneder siden

    Why can't we put some type of electrical distribution into our roads and let the E cars work by making contact with it and that powering the vehicle and use the batteries to power the vehicle where there are no electric roads and yeah I hear you now that's dangerous that's this or that and I say there is nothing wrong with the idea and this way governments can choose t to do the upkeep for the roads or lease them out to privately owned businesses which would have to be heavily regulated at first because of greed but just as gas stations are privately owned this might can be and doing it this way could also make it easier in emergencies to stop cars coming up on an accident or something by cutting power

  • Rextrent
    Rextrent2 måneder siden

    F the Green Deal meddlers! They are all looking for money ( tons of it ) and the means to the end will be a reflection of what millions of people have suffered through the heavy-handed enforcement of "Shutdowns". Totalitarian-minded political scumbags have invested in the massive con-job of the Covert Panic to prepare the masses to become tools for the New Socialist Elites as they play Sim-games with flesh and blood human beings. Certain heartless control-freak types, the Democrat-type, use their slavish liar-tools commonly referred to as Mainstream Media to spread rumors of fearful content, threatening like a sheep-herding Border Collie, to move the faceless demographiks millions where they might serve the Social Justice Savior who rules completely and without reservation to "save the planet"! They just completed the "Erase Orange Man Patriot" plan by whatever means necessary, and anybody who saw it Nov. 3 -Jan. 6 knows that the level of threats and payoffs was so Babelesque, no doubt it has frozen most of the sheep herd into an unblinking corpse, so driven to stay alive at whatEVER cost, we will know the meaning of the word Medusa, and you can breathe again when Crappola News Nevermore gives the word. If you don't turn on the Scumbags now, then you, "friends", will be complicit, and several smugly don't give a titanium shite.

  • Derek Craig
    Derek Craig2 måneder siden

    You should do an update of this video because battery chemistry and production is rapidly changing

  • psantochi
    psantochi2 måneder siden

    How about fighting Climate Change by reducing our dependency on cars instead, aiming at completely eliminating them from our cities instead. This far reduces our future dependency on batteries.

  • Sachin Shah
    Sachin Shah2 måneder siden

    Even if they sold a large amount of vehicles, I bet they sold the lowest number of electric vehicles.

  • Johannes Zwilling
    Johannes Zwilling2 måneder siden

    That was REALLY good!

  • Lars Pallesen
    Lars Pallesen2 måneder siden

    Keep in mind, this is the same guy who made a video sponsored by Shell extolling the virtues of hydrogen fuel cell cars over BEVs. Yeah.

  • Jando はんど
    Jando はんど2 måneder siden

    WOW... your presentation, video editing and GOOD information research are amazing

  • Hellscream Games
    Hellscream Games2 måneder siden

    Good video.

  • Papper Juice
    Papper Juice2 måneder siden

    Welcome to doomsday third world countries.

  • StrongTheGoner
    StrongTheGoner2 måneder siden

    Everybody is talking about EV's but nobody is talking about the mess and contamination the lithium batteries are going to cause to the planet, oceans and water we drink when they stop working. Please make a video about it.

  • Baron Villanueva
    Baron Villanueva2 måneder siden

    What's wrong with Congolese mining? These people are doing a job and would not have one if not for global demand. What they do to each other for the cobalt is their problem not yours.

  • Christian
    Christian2 måneder siden

    You are continually saying, "al u mini um" 😝 The pronunciation is really "a lum in um" 😉

  • Matthew Hardy
    Matthew Hardy2 måneder siden

    Excellent video, but you have the Volt and Bolt confused.

  • Meth Breakfast
    Meth Breakfast2 måneder siden

    Great video! I almost understand this now. Thanks.

  • David Wood
    David Wood3 måneder siden

    I don’t want to take hours to change. When a gas one takes about 3 minutes

  • Seven Costanza

    Seven Costanza

    3 måneder siden

    Me too. I am more interested in buying a hydrogen fuel cell car (Toyota already makes one, but only sold in CA) in future, prices will come down when infrastructure is up, or perhaps a gas car that runs of a high tech biofuel. I use to use biodiesel in my diesel truck until I found out it came from palm oil & caused deforestation. Making biodiesel out of algae is less environmentally impactful.

  • Pancho Wheeler
    Pancho Wheeler3 måneder siden

    It's quality not quantity when it comes to the year2020 and onwards

  • Tajul
    Tajul3 måneder siden

    In order to go green, human still needs to sacrifice the environment.

  • Brian Chan
    Brian Chan3 måneder siden

    sorry, I am not quite sure about the cathode is a positively charged electrode, I guess it should be a negatively charged electrode. Please let me know if I am incorrect.

  • æ æ
    æ æ3 måneder siden

    I believe that tesla doesn't need more than 5-20 years worth of lithium because by then hydrogen batteries will have become efficient enough to produce to replace lithium but this is just an educated guess for what'll happen

  • Liberty & Macro For All
    Liberty & Macro For All3 måneder siden

    nolocal.info/have/video/hYeVh95m3aqEsGs

  • Bruce Wilds
    Bruce Wilds3 måneder siden

    The idea Electric vehicles are good for the environment has been broadly accepted by many people. This is why many people decide to buy an EV. The following article argues they are not. brucewilds.blogspot.com/2021/01/are-evs-good-for-environment-mostly-not.html

  • Rui-9-CS
    Rui-9-CS3 måneder siden

    awesome video~~

  • Timothy Farnham
    Timothy Farnham3 måneder siden

    How much co2 to make batteries, recycle batteries, and replace them ? How often do they have to be replaced? 🧐🧐🧐😎🇺🇲

  • Maintenance Boy
    Maintenance Boy3 måneder siden

    Eu steel industry are in danger too bcs of ban

  • avesta shokrian
    avesta shokrian3 måneder siden

    What an amazing report. Thank you!

  • Somewhere Near
    Somewhere Near3 måneder siden

    Hey Thank you for the well researched video. Please can you take a break between sentences. The flow of sentences is way too fast!

  • Cyrus Kye Francis
    Cyrus Kye Francis3 måneder siden

    Did you know that developing a whole ev's battery pack creates more co2 than a gasoline powered car emmits in its lifespan

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