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Dear New York Times…


– Dear New York Times, I love you, I do. I genuinely appreciate what you do. You are one of the institutions
that I have faith in, that gives me hope that we’ll find our way through
this sea of misinformation and fake news. I mean, I pay for your content,
you’re on my home screen. I love The Daily with Michael
Barbaro and those guys, I listen to it, I consume your content probably more consistently
than anyone else’s. So it was an absolute shock and frustration and pain to me when I saw the article posted by Ivan Penn on June 22nd of 2019, that was arguing electric
vehicles are not ready for the mainstream because of this one use
case in this one trip he went on that was just complete. Let me explain. (upbeat music) Your journalist went on a trip
from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and I agree that’s a
common trip people do. It is around four and
a half hours of driving depending on how fast you go and he did it with a
representative from EVgo, somebody that makes an electric
vehicle charging network. Now, the trip, the title
was eight hours driving in over five hours charging. That is a long trip and one that would
certainly deter most people. But the problem I have, and it’s not with the
reporter or the credibility or any of that, I think he did a good job, as I would expect from anyone that is employed by The New York Times, the problem was in the setup and the situation that
he was testing this in and then somehow extrapolating
that onto the mainstream because long distance road trips certainly are an achilles heel
for electric vehicles today and a few years back, that
was not even an option, but the situation that he chose, the vehicle and the charging network were also the worst ones, almost the worst ones you
could possibly choose. Instead of choosing the more popular ones that actually exist in
a market on a trip like, instead of trying to find the truth of what this one use case, which doesn’t even
represent normal daily life, instead of finding that, you chose an absolute worst case scenario and then used that as your example. And being someone that is an
advocate for electric vehicles, I did this exact same
trip to show you exactly what that trip would be like in a 2018 Tesla Model three
Long Range Rear-wheel Drive, one of the most common
ones that they have sold. So on my trip, I went from
Hawthorne, California, which is right near LAX, all the way to the center
of the Las Vegas strip at The LINQ Hotel. Along the way, I stopped
in Baker, California, the same place your reporter did and I used the bathroom, grabbed a snack and charged at the super
charging station there, just near the World’s Largest Thermometer. I didn’t take any additional time other than grabbing a snack
and going to the bathroom. I was ready to go, I had plenty of charge
to continue my journey and make it all the way to my destination. After arriving in Vegas, I had lots of range left because I stopped in Baker for
those 10 minutes to charge. But the hotel I was staying at also had a charger for me to use. The next morning, I left around 8:00 a.m. and headed back to Hawthorne. This time my car actually
had a bit more energy than from before because it kind of
rebalanced the battery pack, you know you’re not
supposed to charge to a 100% all the time but after you do that, it actually adjust to have
the correct range reading, so it was more this
time than it had before. Now, on the way back, I was deciding to try and push it and see if I could actually
make it all the way back to where I started in Hawthorne without having to stop and charge at all. Now, I did stop in Yermo, California and there is a supercharger there but I did not charge, I stopped, I used the
bathroom, grabbed a coffee, and I was on my way. It was about 10 minutes give or take, so very similar to my
stop on the way there. In the mountain range
between Yermo and Hawthorne, I got a little nervous as my
car was reporting less range, fewer miles that I could
actually travel than I had to go, meaning I wasn’t going to make it. However, I knew better because as I descended
from the mountain range, my self-charging electric vehicle added range back to the battery pack and when I was done with the
mountain range headed on, I had plenty of miles left in the tank in order to get to my destination. So I arrived back in
Hawthorne where I started, with almost 20 miles of range to go. While there, I grabbed lunch
at a nearby restaurant. This again was another of the
Tesla V three superchargers, in fact it was the very first
one that they ever unveiled. So the rate of charge was abnormally high but it is a reality, this
isn’t some test example, this is a real world case that many people in LA
could do if they so chose. So as you saw, the trip
to LA and Vegas and back, I spent about nine hours driving,
four and a half each way, and I charged once for 10 minutes, not at all like the results
that your reporter got in his trip. But there are a few things here
I do wanna just make clear, that I feel were wrong or
incorrect in your reporting. The first one is you state, most electric cars need to be plugged in after they’ve traveled 200 to 250 miles. Well in Q one of 2019, Tesla’s sales represented over
75% of all electric vehicles in the United States. Tesla sells three models
with ranges of 310, 325, and 370 miles, giving them
an average of 335 miles. So unless you have a different
definition of the word most, I would say that most EVs
can go for about 300 miles before needing to be plugged in, that would give you that 10%
buffer down at the bottom and that’s essentially what I did, it wasn’t even 300 miles in my test. In your piece, you also
wrote that chargers are often missing in places
where people need them. However, on this trip I passed
five supercharging stations and in LA there are dozens more plus hundreds of
destination charging stops. These are just the Tesla options. Teslas can also use regular EV chargers in addition to their own network making this number even larger. In this region of the world where your test was done and that statement was made, chargers are bountiful,
they are everywhere, so to say that they don’t
exist in these places is just a complete
misnomer, it’s just wrong. Now, your reporter took a Chevy Bolt and Chevy represented
about 10% of the EV sales in Q one of 2019 here
in the United States. So you could argue it’s kind
of a strange choice, right, kind of a niche, a rare option, not definitely the mainstream one that is selling like crazy, Teslas. So that was an interesting choice but part of that lead
to a statement you made saying that, Bolts as for
other electric vehicles, experts generally recommend
keeping the battery between 30 and 80% charge
for optimal battery life. And there’s something you
should understand about this, that not all battery
packs in electric vehicles are made the same. Tesla makes their own, they actually design how
this whole thing works, that is probably their
most valuable asset, is how to make a battery
pack in an electric car and all the amazing benefits
that that affords you. So in a Tesla, you do not need to keep
it between 30 and 80%. This is why the data that we see shows that these things should
last well over 500000 miles before dropping below
a 70% degradation mark. That means that your Nissan LEAFs and your Chevy Bolts of the
world aren’t the same thing, so when an expert says 30 to 80%, that is not the case for Teslas. And Elon Musk has also
confirmed this recently, talking about the driving habits and that every so often you want to just charge
it all the way down and charge it all the way back up. So if you wanted to
keep within that range, that is safe for a Tesla, you still could do this trip
without having to even stop. And the last point I wanna make is that in your article you claim that charging on average costs 10 dollars for about 200 miles, depending on the car, or about half the typical cost of gasoline for that distance, according to AAA. Our experience was not as economical, we spent about 67 dollars on electricity, perhaps 10 dollars less
than we might have on gas. This is madness, this
is absolute crazy talk. A lot of Tesla owners buy
their cars with a referral and that referral gives them a 1000 miles, now it’s varied,
sometimes it was 5000 etc. but there are also other benefits where a lot of the older cars get free, unlimited supercharging for life, in fact that’s even a current deal as of recording this. And so the cost associated
with a trip like this would be nowhere near 67 dollars and I believe Chevy Bolt owners also get two free years
of charging at EVgo, so I have no idea how you
paid 67 dollars for charging, considering you were
going with an EVgo rep, it doesn’t make any sense to me at all. Now, I, as you may have guessed, am a person that has racked
up a bunch of referrals and through that have plenty of miles of free supercharging that I could use. So I didn’t pay for any
of the charging here, but typically I wouldn’t pay
for destination charging at all and when I leave my
trip I would’ve paid for whatever my rate was at my house. So the cost, the incremental cost here would’ve been that one
stop I did in Baker, where I actually pulled 24
kilowatt hours of energy and at the 28 cents per kilowatt rate, that is currently the price in California, I would’ve spent six dollars and 72 cents had I needed to pay for it. So 67 dollars is astronomical. I have no idea what’s going on there but something about that statement or that situation is just completely false and completely wrong. So look, when it comes down to it, I know you’re a large organization, no one from The New York Times
probably will even watch this or care but I wanted to
do this video for anyone that saw that article and felt like that represented the truth because as I’ve kind of shown here in my actual testing of
doing it in a popular EV, a modern EV, not a niche one that is not gonna travel
as far on a niche network that isn’t gonna support you as well, that’s just not the case. So what was described in that article is not reality for the majority of people and that’s why I wanted to do this video for anyone that wondered about that and had questions on it. Now, there’s probably some stuff I missed and I do not need to ask
you guys to remind me of those things down in the comments because I, like The New York Times, we make mistakes from time to time. So I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Let me know in the
comments section down below and don’t forget, when you free the data, your mind will follow. I’ll see you guys back
here in the next one. (upbeat music) Hey, thanks for watching the video, I hope you got something out of it. If you wanna dive deeper and actually see a raw
vlog from my whole trip, of all the different things and sights and everything that happened, go check me out on
patreon.com/teslanomics, join the community and engage
with everyone else there. Hope to see you soon.

Yvette Parker

100 Comments

  1. If you'd like to check out a raw vlog from my trip sign up at https://patreon.com/teslanomics

  2. Wow 😍 ilove Tesla electric car.. save world .. salam go green from indonesia 😁

  3. $.28 per kw/h is robbery. California needs to get their crap together. I paid 8.5 cents per kw/h in my home state.

  4. One note, you should account for the total electricity cost, not just the mid-trip stop. But most could be done at home or hotels, so still much less than $0.28/kW.

  5. It is a pity he did not use a Tesla for the trip. I own two 911 Porsches, land cruiser, lotus and ram 2500 truck and my model 3 is my favorite car.

  6. First they came for conservatives, but I did not stand up because I was not a conservative… Then they came for climate deniers, NRA members, and people who like sugar, but again I did not stand up for them. When they finally came for my electric car, there was nobody left to stand up for me.

  7. Why were you surprised? They did it to Tesla in its early days, deliberately not charging when he could and had to be tolled. Elon was livid. Time to wake up to whom New York Times really is. in early 2000s, their commercial confidently asked – who defined the agenda for arts, politics, technology? NYT! I stopped paying attention to them since then. They see it as their sacred mission to define what you should think by making news, not reporting them.

  8. Great video! I don't usually post comments, but I did my first road trip in our M3 LR RWD this last weekend after owning it for about 4 weeks: San Diego to Las Vegas (Henderson) to visit my parents, and back 2 days later. My data seem timely and relevant; here you go:

    SAN to LAS (Sept. 6):
    Depart at 5:15am with 93% charge
    Arrive Yermo, CA supercharger 8:02am with 28% charge (178.8 miles driven)
    Restroom and egg sandwich break for 29 minutes.
    Depart at 8:31am with 85% charge
    Arrive Las Vegas (Henderson) 10:20am with 35% charge (add'l 138.8 miles driven)

    Total trip time: 5h 5m
    Charging time: 29m (well-more than needed)
    Total distance: 317.6 mi
    Total energy used: 80 kWh
    Total cost at $0.28/kWh: $22.40 (very conservative estimate)

    LAS to SAN (Sept. 8):
    Depart at 2:54pm with 85% charge
    Arrive Yermo, CA supercharger 4:53pm with 26% charge (135.5 miles driven)
    Restroom and fried chicken break for 34 minutes.
    Depart at 5:27pm with 89% charge
    Arrive San Diego 7:59pm with 22% charge (add'l 172.8 miles driven)

    Total trip time: 5h 7m
    Charging time: 34m (more than needed)
    Total Distance: 308.3 mi
    Total energy used: 85 kWh
    Total cost at $0.28/kWh: $23.80 (again, very conservative estimate)

    As you can see, my experience is consistent with yours and certainly different than what the NYT article would lead someone to believe. My first experience with an EV road trip was spectacular: Navigate on Autopilot for >95% of the time (flawless), air conditioner cranked up in 100-degree heat, and speeds at (or slightly above) about 75 mph for most of the trip. Not all EVs are just for commuters; Tesla just proved to me that it is beautiful (and fun) road-trip machine!

    Thanks, Ben, for sharing a truth.

  9. I think I paid 60 to from MD to MN….maybe the decimal point is in the wrong place.

  10. 2 years in a row I have driven a Tesla Model X from Toronto Canada to Indianapolis for the 500 without any issues. 2500 km in one weekend. The only problem I had was at one supercharging stop the car charged too fast. We were having supper and the car was ready before our food was ready. I guy just took an Audi E-tron from Vancouver and Drove across Canada and the US. Maryann electric drive.

  11. Ben, sad to see someone whose videos I generally like fall for this and not do any research. The NYT article was not accurate for that trip in a Bolt. You can check out Eric's (NewsColoumb) and Alex's video responses, which have been out for quite a while, on this. They actually did the trip in their cars. Alex showed the trip in his Tesla, Eric in his Bolt. Yes, the Tesla was better than the Bolt as you point out it should be. But the Bolt was nowhere near as bad as the NYT article implied, and Eric explains why. It seems you took the easy way out for this video and I generally expect more from you. Your channel is better than this.

  12. Just proves what ive been saying all along. Trump is friends with Hillary Clinton. No one goes to jail, its all a big con game. CNN and Fox news are friends, same ads same commercials and they make a fortune. Trump is friends with Vince McMahon WWE. They know how to play good guy bad guy to keep the entertainment going. Its all about selling oil.

  13. Fake news my friends. This is what happens when politics infiltrate the media.

  14. As you blame the NYT for using a worst case scenario, they would probably argue that you've used a best case scenario. I agree that 90% of the time this is not even an issue, as the majority of people will be charging their vehicles at home and will be traveling, on average, less than 50 miles a day. It is true that charging speed and (non-Tesla) infrastructure are two areas that EVs have to do better, and soon.

  15. Ben I am totally disappointed in you and your endorsement of the biggest lying newspaper on the planet – The New York Times! They lie about Trump and support every left wing socialist anti-American person they can. They are notorious liars. It is hard to take your channel seriously after seeing your lead-in.

  16. The NYT is a global news outlet. Tesla over here is nowhere near the majority of 'electric cars'. I myself doubt whether tesla is a mainstream car. Your own car is worth how much again?

  17. You like to drive a Tesla I like to drive a gasoline-powered truck.
    Why do you care what a New York reporter has to say. Most people are uninformed and egnar anyways so it's irrelevant. People are going to drive what suits their lifestyle the best. I can throw 1,500 lb on the back of my truck drive 400 miles put 29 gallons of gas in the tank in 7 minutes and drive another 400 miles. I could really care less what anybody really thinks about it.

  18. Nice to see someone standing up to the completely inaccurate diatribe that seems to flow from so many of the oil funded main media outlets!! These organisations seem to often just be the mouth pieces of highly outdated thinkers, and to be honest, I find the reporting of guys like yourself to be far more accurate and truthful. The nice thing about the people of YouTube "media" is that there's transparency that the mainstream media (and the anti-mainstream media) lack. When you guys plug something, it's in the viewers face, it's blatant, it obvious and there's no hiding it. I like that in watching your channel, I'm made aware of the fact that you like Tesla, so I can, from the outset be aware of any "bias" there may be. With the mainstream media, they never disclose who supports them, who prompted an article, or who's payroll they're actually on!

    The other thing I've noticed is, despite potential for bias, the people of YouTube seem to be more objective. I guess knowing that a slight deviation from objective truth could result in a backlash and total annihilation of their channel is a strong reason to represent what they report on accurately, while in the old media, there isn't any real incentive. You're actually pretty nice towards the NYTimes, in all honesty, that level of mis-reporting deserves to result in the remove of the reporter from his platform as he's clearly unable to represent the objective truth on the matter.

    Well done for standing up for the facts, I definitely won't be settling for anything but a Tesla, that's for certain. They're clearly just in a league of their own on so many levels, I really wish America had taken greater ownership of them and been more supportive, instead of pushing them off to China!! The sad part is the pending purge of IP at Tesla, as the Chinese Tesla operations are rapidly cloned! Tesla's are such a masterpiece of American engineering, and yet it seems outside of California most average American's have been slow to call Tesla their own, heck, in the deep south they're probably viewed as beasts of the anti-christ because they don't guzzle fossils!!!

    Anyway, really great to see the range capabilities of the Model 3, quite impressive really. I think it's interesting people go on about the range, but they forget that if we're travelling at the speed limit current Tesla's can do 5 or 6 hours worth of driving (in Australia anyway!) while most drivers or bladders can only do 2 or 3, so a stop is important anyway! And if we've stopped for a coffee and loo, would it really be that much of an extra hassle to plug in?

    The arguments against electric, well make that Tesla, have clearly died a long time ago. The only way to now make an electric car look bad is to choose some obscure niche based one, and then blatantly lie about the costs of driving (or potentially highlight how inefficient the "other" electric cars are and highlight why one should always get a Tesla!!)).

    Great to see the issues addressed 🙂

  19. Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. It appears NYT reporters care less about the truth and more about the byline. As a retired journalist (and graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism) , it's a sad state of affairs when the world looks to the NYT for excellence and receives this level of sloppy work.

  20. *The mental problem with E.V. is called range anxiety.
    *Could it possibly be that the NY Times is lying? Nawh! DeNile is not just a big river in Egypt!

  21. On extended highway trips that require multiple stops to Supercharge the “practical” range of a Model 3 LR is between 200 to 250miles for a couple reasons. First any EV gets its worst range at highway speeds with very little regen. Second the charging time form 80% to 100% is so much slower so that in most cases again on a very long trip you are only using around 70-75% of the total possible range a full battery can provide because you charge from like 15% to 80% on each stop on a trip. Maybe that is more the context the NYT article was getting at.

  22. They didn’t pick a poor choice…they picked the “Tesla killer!” Remember the whole media was going crazy when the Bolt was almost out. That ugly Honda Fit looking thing.

  23. Perhaps their definition of most is most models on the market, not most individual cars. If you have anything besides a Tesla, the trip would be much harder as only Teslas can use superchargers. Also, 310 miles for the Model 3 is the maximum compared to only 240 for the standard range plus which likely makes up a large number of sales in the US at this point.

  24. You should branch out and do more then just tesla videos I think you would bring in a much bigger audience your content is good….just something to consider

  25. Great video, Ben, Thanks. 

    You should have put the name of the NYT reporter in your TITLE so your viewers could more easily complain to the NYT about his shoddy reporting.

  26. misnomer (plural misnomers)

    A use of a term that is misleading; a misname.

    Synonym: misname
    Calling it a driveway is a bit of a misnomer, since you don't drive on it, you park on it.

  27. Electric cars are just fine so long as the starting point and ending point each day are the same. I like to drive across country. Can I drive for 13 hours in an electric car? No. For a gas powered car I can make a 10 minute refueling stop and drive again right away. In a Tesla I cannot drive for 13 hours straight and when I refuel I have to wait a bunch of hours. What do I do in the meanwhile? It doesn't matter much if there are plenty of recharging stations on the interstates one still has to wait hours and hours before one can drive another 500 miles.

    Another complaint I have about electric cars is they NEVER tell us how many kwh are required for a full charge. If we know this figure we can easily compute the cost and then compare it to gasoline. Electric cars aren't free to operate. Electricity has to be paid for. How much???? I have never yet, and I've been following electric cars since Saturn fielded one back in the early nineties, been told what the cost of a recharge is. Do you know?

    Electric cars are good for local driving only. Want to drive 400 miles a day on a trip and then make a 10 minute refuel and drive another 200 before stopping for the night? Ain't gonna happen with a Tesla.

    I'm not a fan of the NY Times and never will be but that's for different reasons.

  28. It seems you argued that you disliked that he used a “worst case scenario” to represent reality for all- that’s fair. But your response and counter was to use a best case scenario and pretend that everyone drives a Tesla and you called that the standard. To me, that makes your statement almost as flawed as theirs.

  29. Maybe the reporter included the charge time needed to start the trip with the battery at 100%, the charge time to turn around and drive back to LA; as well as the charge time to return the battery to full at the end of the trip?

  30. Found the first part funny. Typical case of an expert being surprised and upset to see that his favorite and respected newspaper writes complete bullshit in his area of.expertise, yet continues to believe that they do quality pieces in areas where he is not an expert.
    I do the same, all the times

  31. You can’t trust news reporters Ben. They are in the pockets of Big Oil just like our politicians. Keep up the good work and buy a different paper👍

  32. The failing NYT has always been, and always will be, fake news. Cancel your subscription bruv.

  33. Before Trump called NYT fake news, I already knew they were fake news. Don't give them any attention please.

  34. I don't always agree with everything you've said, but this time…you hit it spot on. Good job!

    Sadly, it's clear that the New York Times is like all the rest fake news.

  35. Do you really read the New York Times. That means you didn't realize they had a slant because, until now, their biases happened to coincided with yours.

  36. Correct your video title:
    Dear Oil Industries who takes billions in gov subsidies and bought a colum in an
    (inter)national news publication…

  37. Tesla doesn't exist to them because they want it to fail so desperately. All the mainstream news outlets never report good news on Tesla, they only spread FUDs.

  38. If you can make a convincing case with the worst case scenario (which isn't the case yet but will be some day), then there will be no more ground left for critics to stand on. So for me critics can keep doing these tests in Bolts until one day even the Bolt will shut their mouth.

  39. It is great people buy EV's but the Cult of greatness is a slap in the face to every Working Class person who lives paycheck to paycheck and pays full Taxes because they have no deductions.
    Welfare for Home Owners is bad enough but adding in Tax credits for EV's, Solar Homes and Businesses is Welfare for the Elite Snobs who never read the Paris Agreements conclusion, the net impact is close to zero if every Nation complies.

  40. I wonder if that may change Ben's mind in being a NYT subscriber. He easily caught this one as he has the knowledge and made his own research earlier, but how about other topics where we depend on honest journalism? He called it a "mistake", but let's not fool each other – this is in no way an honest mistake. This report was probably funded by the fossil fuel industry and it's twisted as much as possible to fit their false narrative on topics like range anxiety, charging infrastructure and battery degradation.

  41. There definition of most EVs is based on model variance not on units sold of each variant. They only used EVgo chargers so they were ignoring all other options as if they didnt exist but didnt frame the article to convey that fact. The cost probably reflects more on how highly priced EVgo is than reality. I hated this article from NYT and now I just count them as another pawn for big oil

  42. Ben, the cost figures for power in the article don't seem to indicate that it was just en-route charging costs, so could be considered the cost for the power consumed in total. Question: how many total kilowatts did you use for your trip, not just how much you added during the drive?

  43. Ben, the NYT has been pushing narrative-based content for a while now. They start with a sensational, headline-making conclusion… and then start gathering information. I used to love their work as well, however, the frequency of their bullsh*t stories in the modern day is unacceptable. It recklessly asserts falsehoods that will, if popularized, impede burgeoning industries like electric vehicles.

    I would suggest unsubscribing from them until such time as they reconsider their reprehensible business practices.

  44. An EV car review by the New York Times? Can't wait for the dietary advice column in the Wall Street Journal…

  45. The NY Times has been exposed for their anti Trump agenda. Yes, it is fake news and not real news. Only a fool believes the media these days – including the NY Times.

  46. Auto industry and oil industry obviously want to slow down the change. They have huge purchasing power for this. Articles and opinions of people can be bought with this.

    Not good for the world, but good for investors who get time to buy more at a low level.

  47. I just google "New York times Tesla" and this is what titles I've found:
    "Tesla, Facing Setbacks and Skeptics"
    "Tesla Posts Big Quarterly Loss as Its Electric-Car Sales"
    "Tesla Sales Slump as"
    "Tesla's Troubles Mount "
    "Tesla Stock Slides After Delivery Figures Signal Weaker U.S. Demand"
    This seems to me more like intentional miss-informing than lack of skills from the journalists

  48. I can't take this video anymore serious then the NYT article, this comment section is full of sheeps.

  49. I'm surprised that you haven't learned that the NY Times is no longer a journalistic publication, but rather a building that acrobats climb.

  50. Your road trip is not from the perspective of a mainstream average Joe. 1) You're driving a luxury sedan electric vehicle. The mainstream cannot afford such a car and cheap charging and low maintenance costs do not offset the difference in price enough for it to be worth it. 2) You understand electric vehicles enough to know that they have to be plugged in overnight, and to have the foresight to know that you will get all that regen going down the mountainside. These seem like obvious things but the mainstream does not understand that. Lesson: It is ready for the mainstream IF AND ONLY IF the mainstream is willing to learn about electric vehicles and the fundamental differences between them and ICE vehicles, before choosing an electric vehicle to buy, and before taking a road trip. Most people, however, are lazy and would prefer to stick with what they know. Especially if it's cheaper. I love electric vehicles and I think the article seemed a little biased but not inaccurate.

  51. Why would you trust the NYT? They push Socialism- which means they have no understanding of basic economics.

  52. LOL, the NY Times makes their money with ads from big oil and big auto. The subscriber isn't the customer, the advertisers are the number one customer. Meanwhile the number of EV and Tesla owners is rising, and getting more and more pissed off by the anti-Tesla slant on the NY Times.

  53. I never trust New York Times. I do not know the reporter in question but I share his/her opinion that EVs are not ready for mainstream.
    Most people can not afford a Tesla Mod 3, not even the cheapest version. The price of every EV is a stumbling block for ordinary people.
    It would be ridiculous for me to buy an EV. I drive less than 500 miles per year.

  54. Need shoes to drive, = common sense. It's the law. And when bad things happen you are better able to deal with them if you are not hop-scotching on hot pavement.

  55. The NYT is a pile of human garbage,. Fake news and full of bullshit articles. To be clear the nyt has no real journalist the word your looking for is a joke.

  56. Please stop taking up charging spot parking if you're not going to connect. sorry, just pet-peeves.

  57. #1 Tesla doesn't do any advertising. So of course NYT hates that. #2 They are Fake News. That's all you need to know.

  58. Ben great video! I have done a similar trip (Miami to Daytona and back) in my LRM3 with results that match yours. My only problem was not enough time to eat lunch before the car had finished charging and went into overtime mode at the charger. 🙂 No mountains here, but I also got nervous on the way back with car showing 5% remaining to make it home. Upon arriving I had 6% trust it explicitly now.

  59. "Tesla's can use regular EV chargers," that's the problem and why NYT says that EV's aren't ready for mass market. Tesla is proprietary, they shouldn't be counted until they either sell adapters for the rest of us to use their network or they adopt the CCS standard.

  60. “Miles left in the tank” haha one of the other EV channels the guy referred to the Tesla’s gas pedal…. these habits of language are going to be so hard to break.

    PS NYT is usually good as long as you ignore the politics section. They are complete Democratic Party shills on that front.

  61. Total fake news man! Think about it…Tesla =ZERO ad revenue for all media outlets…all they do is write negative articles. Every time a Tesla crashes or catches on fire it’s big news…it’s never news when is a Chevy

  62. You're skewing the article test immediately by not understanding they chose the bolt because of how cheap it is, and while the model 3 is modestly priced these days, you chose the upgraded long range version. You're not thinking mainstream.

  63. Right on Ben. I wonder who else is paying that reporter for the miss-information, besides NYT. Very disappointed by the New York Times.

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