Sep.05 -- Electric vehicles only accounted for 1 percent of vehicle sales in 2017, but thanks to government intervention and car companies following suit, that's about to change, and quickly. Bloomberg QuickTake explains what our electric future looks like, and how fast it's going to get here. (Video by Henry Baker and Chiachi Lee.)


    • einie hausen
      einie hausen

      it s an europeen invention

      about 3 days ago
    • Genkuro Shuriken
      Genkuro Shuriken

      Really? So how are they going to produce all the electricity needed to charge all those electric car batteries?

      about 16 days ago
    • Qinby 1
      Qinby 1 In reply to Genkuro Shuriken

      @Genkuro Shuriken
      Power production is really not an issue.
      Power production is dimensioned for peak demand and peak demand is during a fairly short of time.
      If majority of cars are charged "of peak" what would happen is only a higher degree of power production utilization, a good thing.

      Since most cars will be charged night time, of peak, it would even out the load.
      The "Capacity factor" (the % of power produced of the capacity it could produce) in regards to "conventional" power generation coal and gas is 50%-60%

      The change to Wind and solar is a different issue once they become a dominant part of power generation storage has to be introduced big time.
      During the transition gas will be used for some baseload and as peakers.

      In short there is no problem with any "electricity shortage"

      about 16 days ago
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      Muhammud Iqbal

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      about 1 month ago
    • Arunasomu 143
      Arunasomu 143

      good China India people iron

      about 1 month ago
    • Andrii Prychepa
      Andrii Prychepa

      China burns coal to charge electrical cars , completely green technology .

      about 1 month ago
    • Andrii Prychepa
      Andrii Prychepa In reply to Andrii Prychepa

      Largest dams  consider to be green , as well as dumping toxic waste to the ocean .

      about 16 days ago
    • Nerium Oleander
      Nerium Oleander In reply to Andrii Prychepa

      They also have the worlds largest dams and largest solar and solar thermal plants by commissioned power.

      about 22 days ago
    • Josef Fučík
      Josef Fučík

      KIA, DAIHATSU, SUZUKI, HONDA, CHINA, ... , MINI MPV = N-VAN + Ramp Wheelchair Back, Petrol (Hybrid, Electric), Automat, Klima, Handi Driver, For Sale Europe Union 15 000 pieces?

      about 1 month ago
    • Mukundakumar Karunaimalai
      Mukundakumar Karunaimalai

      Detroit used to produce left-hand Vehicle, China should compare Car Bike Vehicle Heavy Engineering equipment textile shipping Aeronautical Electric and electronic etc with low profile super global power Chennai. since, Detroit Vehicle are left-hand driving Car, USA is not competitor to China only Chennai is competitor to China

      currently China is no 1 but by Dec2019-35 Chennai will be no 1 in Vehicle/Electric Vehicle Globally

      about 2 months ago
    • buggaman2009

      we have power bank for phone make same thing for a car for extra charge

      about 2 months ago
    • mattikaki

      Could you please add subtitles as Anna Hirtenstein’s speech is hard to follow. Perhaps her microphone is of bad quality or something.

      about 2 months ago
    • who create GOD?
      who create GOD?

      toyota is r.i.p

      about 3 months ago
    • Jim Davis
      Jim Davis

      And with all those smart cars I know why. I love mine.

      about 3 months ago
    • morrischiutw

      China leaders : Xi , Li ...are PHD PHD.... clean engry...multilaterism ...globalization ...foresight visonary
      america : Trump - 70-years-old --small street vendor-minded, crook style ...unilaterism, protectionism - short-sighted

      about 3 months ago
    • Poj Dia Vaj
      Poj Dia Vaj

      That’s a lot of smartfor2 car.

      about 3 months ago
    • Atchi Reddy
      Atchi Reddy

      Sir please develop China electric cars manufacture in India sir. Sir here diesel costs is very high sir

      about 3 months ago
    • Falto Studio
      Falto Studio

      How to receive India this car

      about 4 months ago
    • DK1

      It already is Bigger than Detroit was in the 60s.

      about 5 months ago
    • A Artisan
      A Artisan

      I think detroit is a bad thing to aspire to given its ultimate fate.

      about 6 months ago
    • Daryl Allen
      Daryl Allen In reply to A Artisan

      Name one major technology that doesn't experience a lifecycle of mass adoption and eventual replacement with newer tech.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mark Lawrence
      Mark Lawrence

      No mention of Model 3 taking the USA #5 spot for sedan sales (all fuel types) for the month of August. The only sedans to outsell it were the: Corolla, Camry, Accord, and Civic. The change is coming faster than you think it will.

      about 6 months ago
    • stanley chukwu
      stanley chukwu In reply to Mark Lawrence

      +Elli P this deserves to be a full comment, not just a reply

      about 1 month ago
    • Elli P
      Elli P In reply to Mark Lawrence

      No mention of Tesla? Don't be too surprised. Welcome to the real world, Mark. It's full of poor people. You know, the kind Mr Trump hates - those of us with a low disposable income. People who find Presidential sneering such as [quote] : "BMW? Huh! Who HASN'T got a BMW!" tactless, boorish and offensive.

      Yes, Donald's a real man of the people, isn't he. I bet he loves Elon Mu$k. Electric vehicle evangelists in the USA are madly, zealously, religiously in love with their new Messiah, Elon 'gimme divine status' Musk, but I'd be far more impressed with him and Tesla if I knew the range was going to include a simple, basic Model Zero One priced at £2,500. [Two thousand, five hundred.]

      Fat chance of that. People have been brainwashed into thinking that ridiculously high prices and unnecessarily sophisticated devices are normal; and bankrupting oneself to own such things is the only way forward. It's not. It's the stupid way forward.

      Here in England, a Model 3 is going to cost at least £51,000, a sum which will go a long way towards buying a comfortable, two-bedroom, bricks-and-mortar terraced house. But Elon doesn't want poor people driving his beautiful, sophisticated cars, any more than Apple wants trash like me being able to afford its mobile phones, so prices start at £499 and rise to a hilarious £1,200. (My phone cost £12. [twelve].) I imagine Tesla's next model will be a super-slick off-road muscle car priced at £110,000. Absurd. More luxury toys for rich boys. Don't get me wrong - there's absolutely no reason why affluent people shouldn't be free to spend their hard-earned cash on the things they love, be they yachts, EVs, executive jets or divorces; but where's the low-priced EV alternative? There isn't one. Nobody's even TRYING to offer one.

      For a petrol car, I don't have to spend much to get driving. I don't have to spend £15,000 on a new Toyota or £75,000 on a new Jaguar or £190,000 on an Aston Martin or £240,000 on a Lamborghini; I can buy a battered old Nissan Micra hatchback tomorrow with a tiny 900cc engine for £250 [two hundred and fifty]. Not pretty, not 'smart', not fast, not efficient, but it would get me on the road, motoring, for as long as I could afford to put fuel in the tank. There is no EV equivalent. Even second-hand/worn out, it's still a rich man's game.

      But only in the west. Never mind Honda, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Tesla, and all the other marques: China makes dirt-cheap EVs for ordinary people. New prices start at £1,000 [one thousand]. Not £51,000. That's what's needed. Cheap electric transport. Get poorer people involved in and 'switched on to' EV ownership first; get millions of cheap vehicles on the world's roads. Once hooked, you can sell the plebs better cars according to their means. At present, though, EVs might as well be private helicopters as far as most of us are concerned. ;-)

      about 1 month ago
    • nicewknd
      nicewknd In reply to Mark Lawrence

      Good! Time to disrupt worthless people like Bob Lutz who haven't innovated in over 50 years.

      about 5 months ago
    • Myrone Bagalay
      Myrone Bagalay

      For automotive enthusiasts “petrol heads” in general. This just isn’t going to fly. Once people realize the battery degradation happens to their cars, range and the amount of power it sucks when charging @ my rate in California 21¢ a kWh a will cost me $21usd a charge. That’s great your saving $10-20usd a fillup right? WRONG! Wait until you have to take it in to have the battery replaced lol. (This is based on a p100d)

      If you love electric cars, don’t buy it.

      about 6 months ago
    • Andrii Prychepa
      Andrii Prychepa In reply to Myrone Bagalay

      +oyeahyeah you are idiot , from where you think they will charge batteries ? If you think from solar panels , you are even bigger moron .

      about 1 month ago
    • cfc on
      cfc on In reply to Myrone Bagalay

      Got some data for you mate
      I wonder how much horsepower an ICE vehicle retains after 160k miles.

      about 3 months ago
    • Myrone Bagalay
      Myrone Bagalay In reply to Myrone Bagalay

      John Knott I respect that totally...I haven’t driven one yet so yes my statement is biased. I can’t lie though I’d love to have a button to push when I’m tired and need to kick back.

      about 4 months ago
    • John Knott
      John Knott In reply to Myrone Bagalay

      I too live in California. With a Time Of Use meter you pay more like 8c per KW overnight. This is Los Angeles DWP rates. Or from a solar roof less still. I love classic cars, I love gas cars. I’ve owned a 56 Chevy as a daily driver and a 67. E Type as a weekend runabout. And a 69 Caddy DeVille convertible—I now drive a new Silverado and a Volt- believe me- electric is the future. Once you’ve driven a modern electric car it’s very hard to go back. Charging points is a problem that will be resolved in 5 years. I’m not here to swear, prove a point or face the planet. Electric cars are so much fun to drive. J

      about 4 months ago
    • Myrone Bagalay
      Myrone Bagalay In reply to Myrone Bagalay

      666666 666666 right just use insults that hurt disabled people...go do something with your life.

      about 5 months ago
    • thejeffinvade

      China is, by far, the largest market for Plug-Ins. 2018 EV passenger car sales thru June were 373 000 units, 3 times higher than in USA, the #2 in the country ranking.

      about 6 months ago
    • valentin colteanu
      valentin colteanu In reply to thejeffinvade

      +Water- Lec In 2018, in China EV market share was at 3.8/100, almost twice as much as the 2/100 in the US

      about 2 months ago
    • Water- Lec
      Water- Lec In reply to thejeffinvade

      +valentin colteanu That is the MAIN reason

      about 2 months ago
    • valentin colteanu
      valentin colteanu In reply to thejeffinvade

      +Waterlec that is not the only reason

      about 2 months ago
    • Waterlec
      Waterlec In reply to thejeffinvade

      Higher population is the reason ...

      about 2 months ago
    • ramza675

      Only matter of time before they steal tesla plans

      about 6 months ago
    • Al Bundy
      Al Bundy In reply to ramza675

      They will not steal , they will just buy Whole Tesla brand , start producing in China , India Buy Land Rover and producing india , There are many Western Auto Companies are almost bankrupt and looking Buyers .

      about 1 month ago
    • Waterlec
      Waterlec In reply to ramza675

      Nah, it will be electricians and salesmen🙂😎

      about 2 months ago
    • Ramashis Barman
      Ramashis Barman In reply to ramza675

      Chup madarchod Randi k bachche suwar ke aulad

      about 2 months ago
    • Htin Moe
      Htin Moe In reply to ramza675

      Nothing to steal. Just electric motor and batteries. Tesla battery is Panasonic patented formula.

      about 4 months ago
    • TBone
      TBone In reply to ramza675

      ramza675, being butthurt will not help your sour feelings. the world is moving on.

      about 4 months ago
    • Kevin Mas
      Kevin Mas

      Communist China’s economy is based on American intellectual properties theft

      about 6 months ago
    • teebone 21
      teebone 21 In reply to Kevin Mas

      Letting the propangda infest your mind

      about 3 months ago
    • 法轮功李洪志大天师麾下右护法兼囼囲蛙研究所副院长——槑窑湾
      法轮功李洪志大天师麾下右护法兼囼囲蛙研究所副院长——槑窑湾 In reply to Kevin Mas

      I have seen this kevin mas guy on literally 50 other chinese related youtube videos. He is paid by the US government to spread anti-china propaganda.

      about 4 months ago
    • Serena Chen
      Serena Chen In reply to Kevin Mas


      about 5 months ago
    • Heather Larson
      Heather Larson In reply to Kevin Mas

      Capitalism American threatened Nazi scientists to collaborate in science or be put in prison after WW2. Plus, America forced UK to surrender their patents entirely in exchange for saving their ass.

      about 6 months ago
    • Robin Harrison
      Robin Harrison In reply to Kevin Mas

      USA's economy is based on piracy. 2 wrongs don't make a right.

      about 6 months ago
    • William Gates III
      William Gates III

      All with a range of 30 miles. All crap.

      about 6 months ago
    • oyeahyeah
      oyeahyeah In reply to William Gates III

      Even cheap cars have a 100-mile range. Ignorant fool.

      about 5 months ago
    • Aerohk
      Aerohk In reply to William Gates III

      maybe an affordable electric car has a range of 30 miles?

      about 6 months ago
    • Eusunt Dac
      Eusunt Dac In reply to William Gates III

      310 miles for the Tesla. Got problems with hearing I guess.

      about 6 months ago