Let's talk about Electric Vehicles

Let's talk about Electric Vehicles

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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…


EVs On A Huge Scale | Electric Ships and Ferries
Jun 16 • 46 min
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…
EVs the NorWAY | About Incentives, Green Energy, and Oil Revenue
May 31 • 28 min
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…
Electric Boats | Challenges, Myths, and Advantages!
May 15 • 20 min
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.
Solid State Batteries | Explaining the Tech & Assessing the Announcements
May 1 • 37 min
We discuss the basic technology behind solid state batteries, their pros and cons, and how to assess public announcements.
Electric Boats | A Brief History and Current Trends
Dec 30, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Fair Cost Comparison between Electric Cars and Gas Cars
Dec 16, 2019 • 29 min
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.
Fueling Electric Cars | The Grid, and Making It Greener
Dec 9, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode, Theo takes a brief dive into the electrical grid, how it works, and how to make it greener.
Lifecycle Carbon Emissions | Electrons vs. Fossils
Dec 2, 2019 • 45 min
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.
Fast, Faster, Electric | About Car Racing without Combustion Growl
Nov 25, 2019 • 42 min
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.
Lithium Ion Lifespan | Keeping Your Electric Car Battery Healthy
Nov 18, 2019 • 19 min
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.
Lithium Ion Battery Internals | Science is fun!
Nov 11, 2019 • 23 min
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.
Lithium Market Insights | Interview with E3 Metals CEO Chris Dornboos
Nov 4, 2019 • 20 min
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…
The ABCs of batteries: Chemistry, History, Electricity!
Oct 28, 2019 • 15 min
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.
Genius or Hoax? How to Detect Scammers in the EV industry
Oct 21, 2019 • 21 min
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…
Electric Motors in Gas Cars | MORE EV Conversion Talk (PART 2)
Oct 14, 2019 • 20 min
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.
Electric Motors in Gas Cars | About EV Conversion PART 1
Oct 7, 2019 • 16 min
We introduce you to the history of EV conversion and continue talking about the difficulties and costs of EV conversion next week.
Techies or Environmentalists? How Presumptions about EV-Owners Shape the Market
Sep 30, 2019 • 11 min
Most of the research on early adopters focuses on two self-identities that correspond to purchasing electric vehicles: The environmentalist identity, and the so-called car-authority identity.
The Real Problem with Critical Materials in EVs
Sep 23, 2019 • 15 min
The problem is not that there are too little material reserves, but rather the distribution of the critical resources. Some former world leaders will lose power, and some other countries such as China, Bolivia, Chile, the Philippines, and many more have…
Can We Trust USED EVs? | About Resale Values & EV Dealerships
Sep 16, 2019 • 21 min
Talking about selling used EVs with Jim Steil, the founder of GoElectric. I learned a lot!
EVs and Urban Air Quality | About (Un)Realistic Expectations
Sep 9, 2019 • 19 min
Electric cars don’t have tailpipe emissions. But: there are non-tailpipe emissions due to brake wear and resuspension, which depends on the size and the weight of the vehicle, and not on the type of motor.
Why People Refuse to Drive Electric
Sep 2, 2019 • 13 min
Why do people refuse to drive electric? The bias for the status quo (oil-based transportation system) has many reasons.
EV Incentives favouring the Rich | Why they are Important
Aug 26, 2019 • 23 min
With different types of incentives you target different population segments. And knowing in which segment the early adopters of EVs most probably lie, you can target them first.
Lessons Learned from HEV Monetary Incentives
Aug 12, 2019 • 16 min
We learned from hybrid electric vehicle monetary incentives of 9 US states that the highest chance of an effect occurs with upfront-payments to decrease the high purchasing price.
Was the Gasoline Car’s Success a Coincidence? | History Lesson
Aug 5, 2019 • 14 min
there are a lot of reasons why the gasoline car won over the electric vehicle in the early 20th century. But the circumstances today are totally different.
What you should know about Regenerative Braking
Jul 22, 2019 • 15 min
Regenerative braking is the pivotal component for EVs to be economically competitive. Yet it comes with major drawbacks.
Electric Urban Buses: Problems they CAUSE and Problems they SOLVE
Jul 15, 2019 • 15 min
How does an electric urban bus perform under real-life conditions, and does it only shift the environmental burden from one area to another?
How Affordable are EVs Really? Total Cost of Ownership Basics
Jun 2, 2019 • 18 min
While some studies find that EVs are already more cost-efficient, some other studies conclude that EVs still have a long way to go.
Supercapacitor: The Pivotal Component for EV Invasion? PART 3: AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
May 26, 2019 • 13 min
Delegating the sharp and powerful charge-discharge situations to the super cap, reduces the stress for the battery and therefore increases its lifetime. How often does a battery really have to deal with short and powerful charge- and discharge situations?
Supercapacitor: The Pivotal Component for EV Invasion? PART 2: How it Improved the Industrial Sector
May 19, 2019 • 9 min
Supercapacitors are installed in forklifts and other heavier machines in combination with diesel motors, achieving major savings in fuel and CO2 emissions.
Supercapacitor: The Pivotal Component for EV Invasion? PART 1: Explanation & Energy Sector Applications
May 12, 2019 • 12 min
A simple explanation of supercapacitors and how it has shaped the energy sector - Part 1/3.
Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell: Does it have a Chance? About the Market Potential of Alternative Mobility Technologies.
May 5, 2019 • 16 min
The target segment for early hydrogen-fuel-cell car adopters is quite small, but not necessarily too small to maintain interest in the technology. Hydrogen, as a promising energy storage alternative, plays an important role in other industries as well.
The Paradox of Driving Range: Do people overestimate their needs? About Anxiety and the Perfect Range
Apr 28, 2019 • 13 min
Rather than installing unnecessarily large battery packs, manufacturers should start to tackle the consumers misperception.
How many EVs can a grid bear? About the electricity-system, smart charging and V2G technology
Apr 21, 2019 • 14 min
The implementation of electric mobility is a challenge for our electricity system, but not necessarily from an overall capacity perspective, but rather from an efficient usage perspective, requiring smart consumer monitoring and innovative solutions.
Batteries: What happens after we use them? About the toxicity of li-ion and prospects of recycling or second-use
Apr 9, 2019 • 14 min
Valuable materials are dumped on landfills where they obviously bring no good to anyone, especially not the environment.
Lithium-Ion Batteries Harm the Environment? About Exploiting Natural Resources and Energy Consumption
Mar 5, 2019 • 18 min
What is the actual environmental footprint of electric vehicle batteries, and are electric vehicles indeed more sustainable than my gasoline car?
EV-Batteries: Features, Challenges and Prospects
Jan 18, 2019 • 15 min
This episode introduces you to the challenges that electric vehicle manufacturers face regarding batteries. This is part one of a two-part series.