Let's talk about Electric Vehicles
Summary: A sound mixture of science and passionate vision will introduce the audience to market dynamics, infrastructure challenges, raw material scarcities, and many more electric car related topics.With the rising popularity of electric mobility comes along a vast number of uncertainties. Statements of profit-driven manufacturers contradict those of change refusing conservatives, leaving basic questions open. Let’s talk about Electric Vehicles provides unbiased and factual information about electric cars in an easygoing explanatory manner.
In this episode, Teresa and Theo finish out our electric boats series with a discussion of larger electric boats (ships and ferries) and an interview with Matt Von Ruden from Washington State Ferries. Check out the references page linked below for...
Teresa and Theo talked about why Norway was able to achieve what many other countries are struggling with, and come to the conclusion that several historic events and some convenient market characteristics let Norway have more initial potential for a rapid EV transition.
In this episode, Theo talks about the significant challenges that electric boats face, some myths surrounding them, and the potential benefits to adoption of electric power for boats.
We discuss the basic technology behind solid state batteries, their pros and cons, and how to assess public announcements.
In this shorter-than-usual episode, Theo talks about the history of electric boats (and ships!) from the 1830s up until today, as well as some current trends that could expand the role of electric propulsion and energy storage for boats (and ships!) in...
We explain how market analysts have calculated the total cost of ownership so far, and talk about two other ways to think about the cost and benefit of owning electric vehicles.
In this episode, Theo takes a brief dive into the electrical grid, how it works, and how to make it greener.
Theo and Teresa debunk the most polarized studies and explain how certain assumptions impact the results. Furthermore, they conduct their own calculations and play around with different scenarios.
Theo and Teresa are chatting about electric car racing. In particular, about drag racing (and the disappointing performance of EVs so far), formula e, and hillclimbing.
In this episode, Theo digs into the factors that affect how many miles and years an EV battery will last, and talks about some ways that you might be able to preserve the life of your battery.
If you've ever wondered how lithium ion batteries actually do their magic, listen to this sciency but fun episode about the internals of lithium ion batteries.
About half of the global lithium supply is produced by crushing lithium-rich rocks, and the other half by extracting lithium from underground brines. The former is fast but energy-intensive, whereas the latter is cheap but requires several months because of the solar evaporation process.
Batteries are key to the operation of electric vehicles, but are also fascinating in their own right. In this episode, we go on a fascinating 15 minute journey through 230 years of chemistry leading up to the amazing battery technology we have today.
www.patreon.com/electricvehiclepodcast☝Support this podcast & get all unlisted episodesEpisode DescriptionScammers that promise unrealistic performances of electric vehicles (such as self-charging EVs) can hurt the EV industry, because they damage...
If you want to make your own DIY conversion, you will need a donor car, which is preferably quite old and has manual transmission. Furthermore, it should not be too heavy but still have enough room for the battery cells.