Electric Car Charging, How long does it REALLY take?

Electric Car Charging, How long does it REALLY take?


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100 Comments on "Electric Car Charging, How long does it REALLY take?"


  1. Very interesting. I had no idea there were so many charging standards as well as how large the infrastructure is these days. Makes me want an EV that much more now. 😩

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  2. Nice video. It's good to know the infrastructure is filling out enough to make cross country trips realistic. And the various details on charging systems, both at home and on the road, is priceless. Thanks.

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  3. WHY don't they install Super Capacitors,that can be charged in 5 minutes,and they drain into the battery over a period of hours to recharge the car ?

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  4. @2:15 Is that your dog and your wife in bed with you or is it your husband?
    Maybe it's your sense of humor, like putting in your wearing a sleep masks at night in a dark room?
    Funny! It's all good.

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  5. After 140 years of commercially available electric cars they are STILL less than 1/10 of 1% of new cars sold. WHY? Because for 99.9% of drivers they are not a viable vehicle.

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  6. I remember when woz got stuck in the desert with his Tesla battery dead. That was the end of him using a Tesla. LOL

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  7. 8 fucking hours to refuel a Telsa at the most powerful station? No wonder the company has not turned a profit selling those things

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  8. That so complicated omfg. Nothing can beat gas. You can fuel any kind of motor with it. Just stick it in the hole … and it "charges" in a few seconds …

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  9. Excellent video, I learned a lot (granted I knew nothing to begin with). Honestly, you are so good at videos you could do a retro kitchen appliance video and I know it would be interesting so this didn't seem that far removed from normal. Great work!

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  10. Parking next to another Tesla at a Super Charger Station in an empty lot and using it:

    *The Ultimate Chad Move*

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  11. can’t go anywhere in georgia with an ev, very second you leave the highway you will be paying me to tow you somewhere with my 12MPG, it’s faster to fill up 37Gallons for a 500 mile range that to sit and charge for hours especially going an indirect route, no thank you

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  12. I don’t stop to eat, pack a lunch, and i don’t stop to use the bathroom, ever heard of trucker bombs, can go 1000 miles with one 5 minute stop for gas. ev’s need more range, more locations in the middle of nothing, and charging output at 480V to get my mind changed to think that they aren’t city cars

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  13. Nice video. I've gassed up my REAL car a hundred times by the time this video explains how long it takes to charge an EV.

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  14. Oh, good. I can use a friggin' app to find out where I can charge my car.
    OR, I can just go to ANY gas station.

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  15. We fall into the category of almost always charge at home. My husband used to have one of the US ElectraCar converted S-10 pick-up trucks. I snickered when I saw you working with the lead acid batteries because I remember the days of him sometimes having to move those 100lb. + batteries around (e.g., one of the batteries went bad). Good information here in your usual format which we enjoy in your regular videos.

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  16. "It takes too long" The mantra of people who spend 4 hours or more a day on their phone doing nothing.

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  17. I’d love to own a Tesla. The model 3 looks a great option. Infrastructure in the UK is well behind the USA though.

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  18. Fun fact about chademo:
    The name is derived from the Japanese phrase O cha demo ikaga desuka, translating to English as "How about a cup of tea?", referring to the time it would take to charge a car.

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  19. Why am I even watching this? i don't own an electric car and not planning to get one soon. I guess this guy is presenting the facts straight so he got my attention! Nicely done!

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  20. We have 2 options in the U.K. 240V at up to 25 amps (Double socket.) from regular mains from the home on a dedicated breaker. So 6Kw max. Most people only have 13 Amp though and so 3Kw.

    Or pay to get a 3phase 415V connection at home at up to 22kw.

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  21. Little correction: The first Tesla roadster doesn’t have Tesla’s proprietary connector. I think it uses a CCS combo connector.

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  22. Don't own an EV and don't need to know how long to charge but an interesting and informative video nonetheless! Fully charged is also another channel I follow, wish I could attend the event but I'm halfway across the world lol!

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  23. This is an extremely good explanation of all types of EV charging in North America. Very simple, clear, complete, and accurate. Many Thanks to the 8-bit guy for producing and posting it.

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  24. Cool video! Even has a photo of my electric motorcycle at that crappy charging station. I only charge my 2nd generation Volt at home on level one and haven't needed to use the gas engine since July. See you at Fully Charged Live!

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  25. A+

    A video that's seemingly out of the normal scope of this channel. It's also a subject, that I know somthing about through work.

    Yet you made it very informative, user friendly, interesting and relevant all at the same time. At the end, I actually felt this video fits very well here…

    Nice job Mr. Murray 🙂

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  26. I would have thought fast charging the batteries will diminish their life expectancy..
    Every battery has a finite amount of charge cycles……

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  27. 07:35

    "now, i got a bigger pool than ye, and look man, ye's pool is nice, mine's just bigger's what i'm saying…" – drake

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  28. Idk why u guys in North America don't use 3 phase system. One wire extra and huge increase in power. In Europe basically every household has at least one 400v 3 phase outlet rated at 16-25amps per phase.

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  29. This sounds like damn cellphones back in the day. Pretty much all of them had some proprietary connector for data and charging. Why the hell do they make the same mistake with cars ?

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  30. i almost bought a hyundai kona but im not ready for EV yet, i bought a rav4 instead. Ill definitely get one in the future but i still like the convenience of gas

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  31. Getting an electric car makes a lot more sense when you get a wife who wants to stop for a toilet break every couple of hours on a long journey and inevitably drags it out to a 45-90 minute shopping trip.

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  32. My dad almost designed the charge port door for Tesla, but declined because they only gave him 6 months to do it.

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  33. Good thing I love gasoline and don't worry about charging in the middle of a blizzard. Or a foot of snow on the charging station stopping you.
    EV's first appeared in the 1900's; there is a reason why they never became popular in over 100 years: they never conquered cold climates, you cannot go off-road. Paris-Dakar is a dream. Electric cars will fade again over time. With a gas car you can just carry more fuel. With Electric cars? Do you want to carry a 1000 lbs battery?

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  34. Jesus, Tesla is like the Apple of EVs, making their own proprietary shit. I hope the future of EV doesn't involve a giant Tesla circlejerk monopoly.

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  35. Minor nitpick but would've been nice if you included kilometres too… even if it was just in brackets beside the miles.
    Also I was hoping you'd address the cost of charging, because most people need to pay an electrician to have one installed in their home and I thought many ones along the highway also charge you $ to charge there?
    Anyways great video.

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  36. I imagine in the near future as this technology matures more and becomes more standardized, that it will become less and less of an issue. And won't have to worry about different connectors as hopefully it just settles into one… we don't need adapters for gas cars at the gas station, why should we need them for electric cars?

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  37. DC Charging stations are the gas stations of electric cars with a bonus of more time at the station. If I was a businessman, I would totally partner with Tesla or any of these stations to have either a convenience market or some other type of time saving entertainment/store like an Arcade. It makes more sense to do so.

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  38. Since most of the electricity in Texas is generated by burning coal and natural gas, all of this is just a waste of time.

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  40. Link for UK Fully Charged Live Show at Silvestone in 2019. https://fullycharged.show/episodes/fully-charged-live-2019/

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  41. 1st & 2nd February 2020
    Fully Charged LIVE North America 2020
    Fully Charged LIVE is coming to America in 2020! Join us as we
    take our exhilarating festival of electric vehicles and clean energy
    stateside.

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  42. 1st, 2nd & 3rd of May 2020
    Fully Charged LIVE 2020 United Kingdom
    On the 1st, 2nd & 3rd of May, Fully Charged LIVE will land at
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  43. Stay away from all electric
    https://interestingengineering.com/a-tesla-model-3-produces-more-co2-than-a-diesel-car-study-says

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  44. Just do not travel on a busy route during a holiday period or you may face long queues just to start to charge as seen in some YouTube videos.

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  45. I'm a total nerd for electric cars. I wish I could own one. But alas, its just not worth the risk of being mistaken for a liberal.

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