FUDBusting – TEDx San Antonio: The Contradictions of Battery Powered Vehicles

From Transport Evolved.

Viewers last week encountered a talk from TEDx San Antonio by Dr Graham Conway which they’d seen and sent us links. *Many* folks contacted us concerned that it contains a number of misrepresentations and fallacies, and asking us to examine it…

…so, we did.

Note: During this video Kate satirizes some of the more extreme comments and views we receive regarding electric vehicles. It goes without saying that Transport Evolved does not endorse the views expressed.

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00:00 – Introduction
01:49 – Support the channel
02:31 – TEDx vs TED talks
02:58 – Meet Graham Conway & the Southwest Research Institute
05:02 – How does this talk work?
06:55 – Why shouldn’t you look at whole world energy generation
08:49 – Energy Trends
10:08 – Looking at some of the stats
11:26 – Another Appeal to Common Belief
12:38 – Why does this keep happening?
13:33 – The Argument to Moderation – Graham’s final flourish
14:23 – The TLDR
14:52- Thanks and credits!

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Script: Kate Walton-Elliott, Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Presenter, Camera, Editing, Coloring : Kate Walton-Elliott
Audio Clean Up, Producer: Kate Walton-Elliott
End Credits, Animations: Erin Carlie
Dress by New Look

© Transport Evolved LLC, 2022

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Data Sources & References:

https://ember-climate.org/insights/research/european-electricity-review-2022/
https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle
https://publications.anl.gov/anlpubs/2020/08/161542.pdf
https://www.volvocars.com/images/v/-/media/market-assets/intl/applications/dotcom/pdf/c40/volvo-c40-recharge-lca-report.pdf
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac5142#erlac5142s5
https://ourworldindata.org/energy-key-charts

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