Why the Future of Cars is Electric

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Why the Future of Cars is Electric

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Electric cars are now ready to take over thanks to advances in battery technology and their inherent benefits: torque, handling, maintenance. This video was sponsored by BMW: https://www.bmwusa.com/

Full disclosure: I drive an #electric #car. I think electric cars are the future, not mainly because they're better for the environment (which they are if you drive the car for any reasonable length of time) but because they are just better cars. The have better torque and acceleration, better handling, they're more efficient, quieter, they don't smell, they're cheaper to run and best of all you never have to visit a gas station - this appeals to me. I never have to worry about being low on gas because every morning my car is charged and ready to go - just like my phone and laptop. And if you're worried about range, don't. Almost all trips can already be done in an electric car with modest battery pack. And fast chargers along the way make it possible to do longer road trips if necessary. You have to make rest stops anyway, just time them with the charging. And consider that battery tech is getting dramatically cheaper, smaller, lighter. All these reasons are why I see the #future of cars as electric.

Writing & Research

Derek Muller

Jonny Hyman

Matthew Shribman https://ve42.co/sciencebath

Editing, Animation, Audio, & Music:

Jonny Hyman

Camerawork:

Raquel Nuno

Jonny Hyman

1890s Music "National fantasie" by William Paris Chambers, archived in Library of Congress

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Author
Dr. Derek Muller
Publisher
Veritasium