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WEBFI-TECH-How Long Can a Tesla Keep You Warm In A Frozen Traffic Jam? | FUD Debunking



0:00 – Virginia traffic jam disaster
0:32 – The experiment setup – heat pump and resistive heater
2:26 – Two hour check in
4:25 – Going over an article saying EVs would make this situation worse
13:44 – 12 hour check in, extending test to 18 hours
15:45 – Final results after 12 and 18 hours, conclusions

Washington post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/01/04/imagine-virginias-icy-traffic-catastrophe-with-only-electric-vehicles/

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41 Comments

  • tts20smoke20 on January 7, 2022

    A pregnant woman from the Facebook Tesla divas group posted… “Hey Divas, I hope you’re all doing well. Monday at around 5pm I was in traffic heading home on 95 south in Virginia and got stuck due to the snow storm. I ended up stuck in traffic for 16hrs! Thank goodness for my tesla. I was initially at 74% when I was able to get home I was around 61%. It was a nightmare being stuck in the traffic jam but I’m glad I was stuck in my tesla. I turned on camp mode and napped for a bit. I hope this is helpful to anyone and I’m praying for all those still without power in Virginia.”

  • ME1 on January 15, 2022

    If your in a jamb in the cold and your battery is on low and dies compared to a gas car, the gas car has a spare bottle of juice in the trunk or you walk a mile to gas station and a mile back and give the battery guy a lift to nearest hotel.

  • Canada Singh on January 15, 2022

    When a biased opinion tries to be scientific. Why do people feel like they are personally attacked when a product they own is criticized for it faults. Now, some one needs to do the idle test with heat on for a gas vehicles with 90% full tank and compare the results to this video. Use a similar sized vehicle for an accurate comparison.

  • Dan omight on January 15, 2022

    Put a gas generator in the trunk to be pulled out and used when necessary. Then you have brought your own tow truck.

  • Mary Johnson on January 15, 2022

    With a tesla, you don't have to worry about carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Bill Housley on January 15, 2022

    Everyone who lives in a cold area MUST prepare for the worst…that includes not assuming that they will be stranded in a functional vehicle. With adequate food, blankets, and water almost anyone can survive until rescued in most of the U.S.
    -72 hour kit for each person.
    -A "bug out bag" in case you have to abandon the vehicle.
    -More than enough blankets to survive the worst temperatures that area can dish out.
    -Emergency Communication ability…not necessarily just a cell phone or OnStar. I carry an InReach.

  • Bruce Devaux on January 15, 2022

    GREAT presentation and very surprising results!!! sounds like very similar between gas and EV– EXCEPT for cost- OF COURSE !!!

  • TheSleepstealer on January 15, 2022

    Fully electric vehicles are TOTALLY worthless on long trips, and in certain parts of the country. They will continue to be until the infrastructure is there to support them. Think about the time it takes to charge, and then they only go around 275 miles on a charge, many of them much less than that, and then it takes HOURS to charge them. Add to this if MILLIONS of people relied on electric cars …well we are a long way from the needed infrastructure to support this in any practicle way. Thy can take many hours to charge even at home and if you have priced super fast charging stations for the home they are THOUSANDS. Oh yes and if you live in a condo or apartment FORGET IT you can't charge them.

  • Ak Runner on January 15, 2022

    EV’s are getting close, but I don’t believe they are ready to take fully over. I live in Alaska where the EV charging stations are few and far between. As it stands a trip between Fairbanks & Anchorage that should take a ICE vehicle 6-7 hours would take a EV 10-14 hours (due to lack of high speed charging stations), or overnight if drove in the winter. I have a couple of friends up here with Teslas, and they Love them, and they say for “city” driving even at -40F and colder, they’ll take their Tesla over their ICE vehicle any day, but for winter road trips they’ll keep their ICE vehicles until the charging infrastructure is better up here.

  • joe martin on January 15, 2022

    LESS IS MORE – stop yapping and get to the point…..compress your video to a few minutes…..it would be appreciated ….I fast forward to the end

  • Eduard Dvorecký on January 15, 2022

    I belive that article was a bit right, but not for the reasons they said. I belive it's bit worse being stuck in electric vehicle compared to gas/diesel one because if you run out of power you're done. You will need tow. In gas one you can get jerry can, get to nearest gas station (on foot) and fill back up. That's only advantage i would give it in reasonable situation.

  • Stephen Devore on January 15, 2022

    Thanks for this real world test. Happy to learn it better than I expected. I'm 54 and have to remember alot has changed in the past 20years.The dependability has reached an equal footing with gas cars.Good Video 🙂

  • Kathy Fragassi on January 15, 2022

    I think people expect more out of EV and are afraid that EV are not better than gas cars for the money and not everyone cares if EV help with lowering CO2. They just want more for their money.

  • utilitarianS0UL on January 15, 2022

    One thing to keep in mind is that the 60 degree test was during the day and any sunlight would warm up the inside like a greenhouse.

  • lucasdog1 on January 15, 2022

    A gas car doesnt need to run continuous as the mass of the warm engine and exhaust can supply heat to the structure of the car. I've often returned to the car after it has been sitting shut off and found that it is still relatively warm.

  • Kansas City Shuffle on January 15, 2022

    To put one point in perspective. Gas powered vehicles lose range in the winter too.

  • ThePrufessa on January 15, 2022

    Why does it sound like you're talking in 1.25x speed?

  • cgwworldministries on January 15, 2022

    Great video, I wouldn't use a heated seat in this situation though.

  • CMAenergy on January 15, 2022

    Excellent conditions for getting one for pennies on the dollar

    Or a good chance to have a portable charging unit and sock to them because they can afford to buy these cheaply built vehicles !

    You can't prove to anyone with brains that these electric vehicles are quality made,
    They are old technology with new versions of batteries,

    Maybe a very slight improvement of an electric motor, and maybe lessor transmissions and gearing methods, making them less expensive to build,
    Along with cheaper built tires that cost more to buy
    Buyer beware !

    Just notice eighty % charge
    And since when will all of these vehicles have that amount of charge on them when commuting?
    More like 50% or even less, at time of troubles

    Gas vehicles one can always carry a spare can of gas, where in an electric not so easy
    Where all electric vehicles that have run out of energy supplies,
    Expect a hefty towing bill where as a gas or diesel, you can bring back some fuel to save yourself some moola as my brother would say,

  • HoneyBadgerflys on January 15, 2022

    400 Miles in a rav4, Im assuming its one of the new ones with the hybrid system that no one can get. (My parents have a 16 rav4, get at most 350ish between fill ups if you drive at 55)

  • Tyler Sheehy on January 15, 2022

    All way for winter extra coats and sweaters gloves blankets non paresible food water keep in car

  • One Star on January 15, 2022

    Why you didn't use camp mode?

  • lookzap123 on January 15, 2022

    Cold weather = bad for electric car battery, Cold weather =keeps Combustion Engine cool.

  • Don Kantner on January 15, 2022

    Michigan? It’s doesn’t surprise me. I used to love driving 80-90 mph across the state. People in MI are insane drivers!

  • Kevin Parker on January 15, 2022

    I think Tesla’s are awesome… however, I believe the newspaper article may be referring to how easier it is to get a gas vehicle rolling again by bringing a can of fuel to the driver vs bringing a gas powered generator to charge the ev….

  • Beatrice Petronelli on January 15, 2022

    We have an electric car and love the ride, the savings. On this topic, I would think if you traveled in winter, in a possible snow situation a reasonable person would be prepared with blankets, hand heaters, extra food and water , toilet paper etc. Think ahead.

  • DL Vox on January 15, 2022

    Probably need to understand the concept of ambient temperature.

  • DL Vox on January 15, 2022

    The main issue with electric vehicles is the source of power to charge them. (Fossil fuels mainly). The second issue is the toxic waste associated with the expired batteries. Nasty stuff. What do you do with it? Burn it? The law of thermodynamics will always equalize the emissions issue.

  • John Patterson on January 15, 2022

    Once these alleged 'electric car' manufacturers make these vehicles affordable for the masses, then perhaps that technology will be better embraced. Tesla or whomever has the globalist agenda 'nod' to begin producing these cars on a greater scale will at that time need to resolve the owners' reservations about the longevity of battery-life and range to be travelled in-safety. To be honest DT you talk way too fast and sound more like a huckster for a technology which in-reality is intended to limit free-citizens ability to circulate wherever they choose.

  • oxxn on January 15, 2022

    clean ur teslas ghad damn

  • TAT2MAN4U on January 15, 2022

    Wonder how the Ford Lightning would do?

  • Jim F on January 15, 2022

    You keep saying any vehicle can run out of fuel. This is true. The difference is that I can bring a 5-gallon can of gas and pour it into the tank. Then you can just drive away. What happens when a bunch of electric cars run out of energy?

  • Anonymous on January 15, 2022

    Or carry a diesel heater with a couple gallons of diesel in the trunk for emergencies 🤣 🤣

  • Vincent O'Hara on January 15, 2022

    How do you say "Millennial"?

  • RedNeckGaming on January 15, 2022

    It almost seems like more people buy electric cars for "environmental" reason…sort of virtue signaling for "global warming"..than buy them because they want an economical vehicle. Sadly this leaves a lot of already soft people in a position of really feeling the burn (a shot at Bernie Sanders and his gang of left wing freaks) who would normally be in the comfort and safety of an internal combustion powered engine powered vehicle. This is the perfect storm for irony….People crying about global warming freezing to death.

  • Expresso Racevedo on January 15, 2022

    I have my doubt about this study, finally this video its only a point o view, the truth …. in those traffic accidents can be founded

  • Arvind Naik on January 15, 2022

    You missed fuel cost which would be higher for gas or diesel, not to mention the CO2 and CO released would affect health of everyone around including the car passengers.

  • Meaculpa Mishegas on January 15, 2022

    How often do you get stuck in a traffic jam with a car full of fuel, I haven’t yet and I’ve had jobs in which driving was part of the job. Instead, test the difference in output at different temperatures, that is useable knowledge; this is you justifying and rationalization of deciding to buy an overpriced car that is difficult to fuel up

  • Adam Goldberg on January 15, 2022

    Not really surprising these electric cars are designed to give the same range as an ice when driving so they give about the same duration for heat when "idling"
    The bigger issue would be that an ICE can be given 5 gallons of gas to keep you going but the system for keeping an electric vehicle going if the person only had 15% left when they started out that evening is significantly more complex

  • Mai Ly on January 15, 2022

    I always carry trail mixed bars in my Tesla, and extra jacket 🧥 just in cases. I am in California.

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