One of the biggest concerns of the Germans, that prevents the purchase of electric cars.
But the question is: is it really that complicated to load a car? Is it so problematic to get a range? That is exactly the topic we are dealing with – in this video – today. To answer some comments in advance: I didn’t get any money for this video.
I paid the list price for my Tesla here and Tesla also got me clearly upset with not meeting delivery dates and other problems. That means: If you want to buy a car without service, you can choose a Tesla. I would still buy this car again because in principle: – once you’ve got it and left all the trouble behind – it’s awesome.
Other comments will certainly criticize right away: that the environmental compatibility of an electric car is terribly bad. And: why couldn’t I just think about the ecological consequences? But that’s exactly what I did: That’s why I chose an electric car.
Who is sitting in a nitric-oxide-exhauster and is driving a gasoline or diesel car, should be relatively careful with negative comments about electric cars. Details on the life cycle assessment and the problems of electric cars are explained in my video Quaschning2Go, episode number 7 – linked here -.
One thing is clear: we have to significantly reduce the number of cars in Germany. And that’s why I have a huge respect for all people who completely go without the car, who only go by public transport or by bike. Nevertheless we have to become climate neutral in the next 15 years, if we want to comply with the Paris climate protection agreement.
That means: In 15 years we are not allowed to use any gasoline engine or a combustion engine on the streets, at all. That means: The cars that are still on the move must be electric. After all, it is an illusion to completely go without the car here in Germany within 15 years.
That is why we now have to rely on electromobility and above all: we have to stop making and buying gasoline and combustion engines now. But back to the topic “Charging electric cars”. The >german Reichweitenangst< runs through large sections of the population, right through to major politics.
It was one of the main reasons why electromobility has not really worked so far. An example of this was the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, who said on the sidelines of the >Grünen Parteitag< in 2017: “Imagine there are five million electric cars around, where do they charge?” Yes, if the imagination is missing in politics, that we won’t be able to build enough sockets in a few years, how do we expect from the general population that it to rises passion for electromobility in the end? Many try to transfer their experiences from combustion cars to the electric cars.
They think you have to – like with an antique gasoline or diesel car – permanently drive to a petrol station, to fill up the car again. Here’s the good news if you’re driving an electric car: forget the gas station!
You no longer need a gas station. A completely new era of mobile behavior begins with electromobility. And how it all works – the charging – thats what we will look at later. Yes, we have in Germany right now only 14 500 petrol stations. But we have tens of millions of power connections.
We have billions of sockets. So that means: The numbers speak clearly pro electric car. The only question is, how do we get the electricity from the socket into the car. The easiest way of charging an electric car is the ordinary household socket or also called >Schuko< socket. You can find them at home, at your friends place, acquaintances: Practically everywhere.