Actually one of the main reasons phones Apple phones and lap tops have more battery life is the new Apple chips. While batteries did grow most progress is in better and more efficient chips.
This is very true in lap tops as they do have limits with the FAA.
Note that the new Mac Book airs are also not using fans as the new chips make them run cooler. The new Pro are Also cooler and the fans seldom run much.
it has never been recommended to freeze a phone.
Might add that in most cars they have temps systems that cool batteries or maintain their environment.
One needs to also factor in the added speed and abilities with added features too.
A SUV with more power, utility and AWD needs a larger engine to do all that it does with added abilities and content.
How do I know how much an Apple 3 and 13 sitting right here. Yes I still use a 3 as an I pod and it is slow and limited in capacity. The added power for the most is to run added features.
My God the 3 screen alone vs my Pro Max is a noticeable change so it is Apples to oranges in this comparison?
Either way most car batteries are insulated from cold and cooled with cooling systems to maintain temps.
Note I can supply more cargo car ship fires involving ICE if you like. They are much more common than you realize.
Folks car cargo ship fires are not rare and are not always electric car triggered. Even the one burning now may not electric involved.
Note EV cars is an emotional topic on the web with enthusiast and many writers tend to jump on things like this and like to stir you up just to get hits in their stories. They hate to let the real facts get in the way.
I am not an EV fan more for I own one or plan to own one. But I am not one to be a party of bad info either way on electric cars.
Electric cars will have sone issues to deal with but we generally have many of the same or different issues with ICE cars too. The click bate authors like to use the differences to play on fears that are often unfounded or rare.
Like anything there is much to learn and with advancements new will reduce and eliminate some issues or we will be better educated as to the way to prevent or deal with them.
The transition to electric will e electric will be over 20 years so most issues today will be non issues as we move forward.
If one looks at todays cars they are just loaded with ways to catch fire. Oil leaks, fuel leaks, converters parked on leaves. Even electrical fires in an ICE car can happen. My buddy’s TBird burned in the dash in his garage. Another had a carb bleed over and he lost a Firebird.
I often have customers lose not only cars but garages due to ice car fires.
Do cell phones catch fires? Yes but with the millions out there they are very rare. Same with cars.
We will like anything else learn some new things and adapt as this stuffs coming and letting lies and miss information on EV or ICE is not doing anyone any good.
It is best to get educated on both and learn the truths to deal with either. You may not like EV but at least not like it for the right reasons.
I am not a EV fan but I will not be dishonest about them or that they are coming.
But we are from the government and we are here to help. As Ronny said no more terrifying words can be spoken.
Just look now Gas 5-7 dollars now in some parts yet our leaders refuse to open up pipe lines and more drilling. They refuse to make a move to help us let alone . Those who are in Ukraine are screwed.
Automakers are not afraid of Tesla. Tesla is a big fish in a small unchallenged pond.
I am no fan of Tesla. They have cars that are aging and stale styling with very long delays for new product. Then they play gimmicks like odd styling, space shots and In dash bodily sounds. But what Tesla did prove is people would pay much more for an EV car than most ever imagined.
The Detroit automakers were trying to make a $30k EV car that just would take forever to recover development costs. Today we are seeing them focus on things like the Hummer and Lyriq that will recover the development cost faster and pave the way for a very profitable EV Equinox at $30k.
The other key is the larger automakers have scale and they are still making as CUV and truck models.
The large automakers are not in a speed race here as this conversion is a marathon. They are pacing the growth with development to bring costs down. They are not dependent on the EV products now so they can still get costs inline.
much of these models will depend on the same motors and only the number of them will vary. Batteries will be upgraded but they will be the same across lines just reconfigured.
The platforms will be similar just configured for the needed application.
With so much standardized platform parts this will drive down cost.
Finally development is continuing and will quickly advance with improvements and lowering of cost.
The greatest thing is the cost will continue to drop on EV while costs on ICE will only continue to increase. Just look now how we are paying an average of $40,000 for cars half the size and half the cylinders. This cost will only continue to rise in the search of more mpg and less emissions.
Then there is the global markets. To be competitive in a global market will require EV products as they have already set dates in most of these countries. This is an opportunity for many automakers to get in these markets as many other automakers are not going to survive the change over. More mergers and failures along with partnerships are to come.
My sources in the OEM would love to not make the change but they know that with elections every 4 years they can not keep changing back and fourth the future plans that reach out 15-20 years. Also the global rules are in play. Then smack the CARB rules on top of that in more states than just California now.
To cap this off most people today are not attached to their cars as an extension of them selves.
If automakers get range to 400-500 miles. Faster charging and cost equal to ICE and safe. I expect the market to migrate on their own over.
Jack, you wrote “Private over-the-road transport accounts for 8-9 percent of CO2 emissions by the most pessimistic reports possible. Not a huge chunk.” Excellent point. Granted, it IS the single largest item in the transportation-related emission basket (and therefore an easy target for regulators), but electricity generation accounts for 25% of US GHG emissions, and commercial and residential heating for another 13%, so those two would seem to be better places to start efforts to “decarbonize”. That would mean massive public investments in converting electrical production from fossil fuels to sustainables, and in converting gas and oil furnaces to heat pumps. Those two measures together would be far more effective at reducing GHG emissions than driving coal-fired Leafs and Teslas, but they would require waaaaay more public expense than just forcing/coercing/incentivizing automakers to build EVs (a strategy that also has the political advantage of tackling the high-visibility private car, hated by many otherwise sane people). Why can’t we have sane public policy debates?
But Jack you forget the obvious truth. Those fires will be zero emission. Ignore the smoke, nothing to see here, it's zero emissions baby.
I'm expanding that to my life as well. Beef is bad, cows make global warming, climate change, whatever. So all I'm going to eat is Beans and Cabbage. I too will also have zero emissions!