Driving 1000 Miles in 3 Cars: Gas vs Electric!

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Marques Brownlee

Marques Brownlee

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We drove a Tesla, a Mustang Mach-E and a gas car 1000 miles in a loop to see which was fastest. This was our road trip results!
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Luke W
Luke W 39 דקות לפני
A thousand miles and it only cost $85 in fuel??!! 1000 miles in my car in the UK would cost me easily £150+ :(
nnnscorpionnn
nnnscorpionnn 12 שעות לפני
Now it makes sense why US invades oil reached countries. 1000 miles and paying only $84.75 that is awsome. In my country we pay $950-$1100 for that much gas and for about 1000 miles. I pay $450 for 60 liters (15.8 gallons) to fill the empty tank of my car.
20blog
20blog יום לפני
Now do this in an Eastern European country ;)
Joe Carr
Joe Carr 2 ימים לפני
I'm driving my second Tesla Model S since 2014, so to answer your question, my next vehicle purchase will be another EV. Will it be another Tesla? That's an open question. I do very few road trips, so some of the other brands of EVs are an option for me, and I have a reservation on a Ford F-150 Lightning. I've never been loyal to a particular brand of vehicle...
C B
C B 2 ימים לפני
I'm curious why the charging points were out of order, are they quick fixes or is that station pretty much out of commission for a while? are they attended to when they are out of order in a short amount of time?
The Flame
The Flame 4 ימים לפני
The problem is that there isn’t enough chargers compared to gas stations, in my city there are 7 gas stations and only 2 chargers
Craig Disc Golf
Craig Disc Golf 5 ימים לפני
Also curious as to the travel cost for each car.
Vincent Spaid
Vincent Spaid 5 ימים לפני
Where can I find that shirt? That's dope
Manar Belaid
Manar Belaid 5 ימים לפני
yeah i'm sticking to my gas car for now
Bubbly CandyBoy
Bubbly CandyBoy 5 ימים לפני
Audi1 tesla2 ford3
Josh lini
Josh lini 6 ימים לפני
Electric
nicholas dean
nicholas dean 6 ימים לפני
My next purchase will be a hydrogen car. Since hydrogen is going to be built for commercial (semis) because semis cant be electric because weight restrictions.
Synikal
Synikal 6 ימים לפני
35 cents a kilowatt??? I'd definitely be charging at home every chance I get @ 9 cents a kilowatt...
Beanz and Rice - Gabilán
Beanz and Rice - Gabilán 7 ימים לפני
Love u but how’s your team all white men?
Nitin Kamble
Nitin Kamble 7 ימים לפני
Can anyone share a tutorial on how to make a composition like this at 3:46
Tyden Cruze
Tyden Cruze 8 ימים לפני
how you the boss and don't have any black "team members" :/
Adam Goebel
Adam Goebel 8 ימים לפני
I'll stick with gas for now! Time is everything.
keeping up with njuguna's
keeping up with njuguna's 8 ימים לפני
Why do I have the feeling that the rivian would have been 2nd?
keeping up with njuguna's
keeping up with njuguna's 8 ימים לפני
Why don't they make all charges work for all EV
keeping up with njuguna's
keeping up with njuguna's 8 ימים לפני
What if Tesla they decide to put solar panels on the roof?
David Kettell
David Kettell 8 ימים לפני
Why is there not a common charging network ,this reminds me of AC VERSUS dc IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY ?
David Kettell
David Kettell 8 ימים לפני
it went really bad for the electric cars. it takes five minutes to fill a gas tank and one hour to partially charge an electric.
BlahBlahBlah
BlahBlahBlah 8 ימים לפני
Unless I’m mistaken, Isn’t the test pointless the moment Marques drove until he had 1 mile of range left? I doubt the average person with an electric car would do that and it’s not like people with gas cars wait to refuel until they’re empty. If he actually stopped like a normal person would, how much more time would have been added to the trip?
Baran Mordoğan
Baran Mordoğan 8 ימים לפני
I want to own a Tesla when I'm 18, but this seems like a wild dream.
User
User 9 ימים לפני
Aptera can do it without needing to stop & charge XD
Spaceinvader2.0
Spaceinvader2.0 9 ימים לפני
Camaro.
Spaceinvader2.0
Spaceinvader2.0 9 ימים לפני
This was fun maybe next time if you do this again do challenges along the way. I’m not quite sure what you can add idk but reminded me of top gear and I loved those.
MegaThepow
MegaThepow 9 ימים לפני
Gas engines still the best for now! I can pack up and go for any road trip whenever I want without worrying about if there are any gas stations along the way. If the world is worry about pollution, why don’t we just make more NATURAL gas engines? We can make plenty of natural gas corn or whatever! Remember guys, we are still using coil to produce electricity! Lol
Ninja - Pubg Mobile
Ninja - Pubg Mobile 9 ימים לפני
Audi Tesla Other car
Shivam Patil
Shivam Patil 10 ימים לפני
Everyone during the first 2 mins -Seeing the cars MKHBD is showing Me the weirdo- Seeing the Stranger Things type logo on Marques's t shirt Comment who did the same
Chris O'Reilly
Chris O'Reilly 11 ימים לפני
I would love to see this done again as a part 2 with them having the knowledge that the maps don't work well, especially since the issues on the first leg with the mache e really messed up the 2nd leg, would also love to see the extended range/dual motor models
MrHalfDoom
MrHalfDoom 12 ימים לפני
The biggest reason why I wanted an electric car was because of the technology it had over the gas cars when they first came out. Now, most cars have the same technology when it comes to adaptive cruise control, brake/parking sensors, and even lane assist. The next reason was because filling up your "tank" in electric cars were cheaper. But, given the time you'd have to spend charging, I'm not sure if it'll be worth it to save $20 on a 1000 mile road trip, while adding an additional hour or two to charge. Plus, even though I've never done the research on maintenance cost for electric cars, my guess is that they're not cheap and the longevity isn't that great. I've heard the battery life on ev's are pretty bad -- losing about 15-20% battery life in about 5 years. I think this video helped me out on my next car purchase, which is coming pretty soon, and I had the debate of gas vs electric. Unless there is an evolution, or next big thing in ev is coming out, I think I would stick with a gas car for my next purchase.
Crazy Cheap
Crazy Cheap 11 ימים לפני
The maintenance on electric cars are actually close to nothing. I've driven my Tesla for 17,000+ miles without needing any type of maintenance. If you actually checked, the maintenance on the car would be tire change/rotation/balance (at any tire shop), check 12v battery, windshield wiper fluid, and clean brake pads (because they're almost never used)., and typical A/C cabin air filter maintenance (costs about $50).... as for savings costs, I took a vacation to FL recently and spent $76 round trip plus 6 days there, for a total of 1,500 miles. Assuming a 40mpg gas car and an avg gas price of $2.80, for gas it would be $105. Plus the maintenance you're going to need every 5K miles..... vs my Tesla maintenances of every 2-6 years regardless of miles driven. Via the Tesla forums, I found that on average, Model S owners lost less than 10% of their capacity after the last 8 years of ownership..... personally my Model 3 is used, currently now has 54K miles on it, is a 2018 and has lost 0%. So.... not sure where you're getting your info from! :) Oh and typically I'm 30 minutes behind Google Maps eta on long trips.
Pher
Pher 12 ימים לפני
I think it’s fair to say charging needs standardized if we’re going to be using electric cars
Pher
Pher 12 ימים לפני
I don’t get how Tesla doesn’t adjust the range depending on your driving. My little Chevy Cruze does this. It can’t be that hard
liz b
liz b 12 ימים לפני
I've been driving my 2017 bolt around New England and New York without quick charge for a couple of years. Gotta plan but it's really not a big deal. I like to mountain bike and can almost always find chargers near trails. It's been really nice riding all the trails I would have passed by previously. Usually, the free municipal offline charges are best btw. My next car will also be an EV probably another GM. As an aside if you like camping there is almost always 240v available so bring your charger. I would never buy a tesla or iPhone, neither respects standards nor is it repairable/modifiable by the owner.
I. Afn
I. Afn 13 ימים לפני
you should do more TechTrip videos 😍🖤
Yoda mite
Yoda mite 13 ימים לפני
NIO's battery swap is the answer, simple.
Shawn Chidester
Shawn Chidester 13 ימים לפני
No question. Next vehicle will be electric. There are so many pros it's just a no brainer. The cons are pretty much stripped down to charging issues and battery life. Both of which are already pretty good, and will obviously just keep getting better.
Daniel J
Daniel J 13 ימים לפני
I like your content Marques, but the clicking sound that happens anytime you put the text on screen is distracting and personally I think you shouldn't. It sounds too much like the sound some websites make when you first land on it and popup their "chat with me" bots.
William Drijver
William Drijver 13 ימים לפני
Q5 and Mach-E built in Mexico, Model S in the USA. Imagine the stress if chargers do not work and the one that does work is occupied by someone who let's his car charge for three hours or more. An EV makes you dependent on the decency of other drivers. Not a position you want to be in. I prefer a reliable diesel.
Niklas Hendricks
Niklas Hendricks 14 ימים לפני
My next Car will be 100% a Tesla simple behause, Tesla
SJ
SJ 14 ימים לפני
What was the cost for the EV for charging on this trip vs gas for the Audi?
James Stencil
James Stencil 14 ימים לפני
This goes to show that EV‘s have a long way to come in terms of road trips. I think most people agree that it is worth a slightly higher price in gas for the convenience of not having to stop as often.
David N
David N 14 ימים לפני
Audi, tesla, and mustang
Michael Schoener
Michael Schoener 14 ימים לפני
Sorry but I hate all EVs
Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams 14 ימים לפני
That's why Tesla deserves respect, no legacy auto makers have bothered to provide the charger network. I also wonder what it was like back in the day when there weren't many petrol stations and the one you drove to didn't have any fuel...range anxiety !!
Dabket3araB
Dabket3araB 15 ימים לפני
That mustang is fugly
Seminal
Seminal 15 ימים לפני
Gas car as EV infrastructure and technology still isn't built for convenience
Hook It Up Mix Hookah Flavors
Hook It Up Mix Hookah Flavors 15 ימים לפני
The gas price will go much higher if you drive in the city.
Kyle Wilson
Kyle Wilson 15 ימים לפני
Feel like I will buy electric it's the next big thing especially more milage in the next decade of new electric cars and building more station. It's more eco friendly.
Mhel Pags
Mhel Pags 15 ימים לפני
the test should get same type of vehicle and add hybrid in the mix , not all peeps going to full electric they might go hybrid first then full electric
Stephen D.
Stephen D. 15 ימים לפני
Lithium batteries charge the fastest for the first half and charge more slowly when getting closer to filled. So the EV cars technically shouldn’t have tried to fill up completely because that last half of charge takes a higher amount of time. Fill to 50 or 60% then repeat.
Sam Accurso
Sam Accurso 15 ימים לפני
I know in my gut we are all on the verge of all soon switching to EV vehicles, may take another 3-5 yrs. but it's coming, just the situation of charging stations & being more affordable.
Prajwal Pramod
Prajwal Pramod 15 ימים לפני
I certainly think that EVs are the future of transportation, but talking in terms of the near future, my next vehicle will most likely be a gas car. EVs still have a long way to go before they can deliver the kind of experience that traditional gas cars deliver. In gas cars:- - Refuelling barely takes any time. - The range estimated is perhaps closer to what you actually get. - There’s no need to rely on vehicle or app info; cause you find gas stations basically everywhere. - Buying a gas car is cheaper (though running it may not be).
Christopher Carl Images
Christopher Carl Images 15 ימים לפני
EVs still a niche vehicle. Works well for some people and that's why they still make up only 2% of car sales in the United States. Obviously, there's Tesla which is the standard and everything else which is not very competitive and the reason is the Tesla charging network.
Dylan Pritchard
Dylan Pritchard 16 ימים לפני
I don’t care who wins, I’m taking the Model S plaid any day 😂. I’d drive thousands of miles in that and not complain a bit lol
Axel Nordström-Frostmark
Axel Nordström-Frostmark 17 ימים לפני
I wonder how this experiment would turn out in Europe. If it was done in Sweden gasoline would cost over 300 usd
The Tech Loop
The Tech Loop 17 ימים לפני
Cost between gas and electric really is nowhere near as large as I would have thought, to be honest. Don't really see any appeal to electric cars as a whole, I don't like the way they drive. Probably won't buy one until gas cars are made illegal.
Joshua McConville
Joshua McConville 17 ימים לפני
Yeah I still prefer the REAL car
Zeus-
Zeus- 17 ימים לפני
Hybrid
Daniel S
Daniel S 17 ימים לפני
Surprised how expensive charging is! Wouldn't a hybrid that gets 40+mpg be more efficient? Even as gas prices rise, its probably about the same cost and you don't have to worry about charging and such.
Keilan Snider
Keilan Snider 17 ימים לפני
You totally should do another test in a year to see what has changed! (Next car will be gas, not confident enough about the charging infrastructure)
Heather Hettinger
Heather Hettinger 18 ימים לפני
I purchased a Hybrid. I love the electric cars out there, but I wanted to be able to go for a long period of time on a tank of gas with the hybrid battery help. In our car, I can make a round trip of roughly 8 to 10 hours on the same fuel tank and then some. The miles I ended up doing on this said tank were right around 630 total miles. I could have gone longer, but I refuse to let my tank get below 1/4 so I don't destroy my gas pump.
Nuz
Nuz 18 ימים לפני
Yeah I love EVs and the new technology but there are still too many hiccups and problems such as the ones you outlined in this video. Here in WA (Aus not US) there is next to no EV support as well so I'm going to stick with petrol for the next purchase.
Phil
Phil 18 ימים לפני
I like the Tesla, but the car price and charging make me think the hybrid might be better choice at the moment
Wallace Myers
Wallace Myers 18 ימים לפני
Nice video! Curious what the time difference would have been with a vehicle with a gas vehicle with 300-350 mile range
Jackie Smith
Jackie Smith 18 ימים לפני
well get ready for longer and longer travel times because there will be lines just to charge. Electric vehicles is not the better solution. there is technology out there that can regenerate but there will be no money that brings the company since there will be no charging or filling up fuel.
Ron Hunter
Ron Hunter 18 ימים לפני
I've had my Tesla Model 3 Performance for 2 years. Can't imagine going back to a gas car. Ever.
Jack Krauser
Jack Krauser 19 ימים לפני
What did you expect Ford is crap!
Biggspeed
Biggspeed 19 ימים לפני
Its a well know fact that in a "race" you do not max charge then go the full distance. Out of spec motoring has proved this numerous times. You leave the charger when your charging curve drops, this ensures peak charging at all times which makes it more efficient. Had this been done I have no doubt the Tesla would have beaten the ICE handily. More stops for shorter more productive charging. When done like this its not unheard of to be stopped for only 15-18 minutes.
Yash Hiremath
Yash Hiremath 19 ימים לפני
Gas because of manual transmission 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Damon W
Damon W 19 ימים לפני
Love the map graphic
Oli The Optimist
Oli The Optimist 19 ימים לפני
It of course would be an Electric Car! I would not want a Car with Juices anymore! :D
FTW Tech
FTW Tech 19 ימים לפני
I love it when people shoutout Upstate NY lol that’s where I live
Vishal Karanam
Vishal Karanam 19 ימים לפני
car computers vs computer cars
Benjamin Vansteelandt
Benjamin Vansteelandt 19 ימים לפני
Any thoughts on Belgium putting a ban on gas cars starting 2029? (I'm using Belgium as an example because I live there, but it could be any country of course)
TakkUNLx
TakkUNLx 19 ימים לפני
The US charging network is a mess if you don’t take the Tesla SC’s into account. I’m happy that the European experience is a whole lot better, I’m yet to come across chargers that are out of order!
Matt Mischuk
Matt Mischuk 19 ימים לפני
Gas, until I rent, most rental properties do not have electric chargers in the garage.
Till Fischer
Till Fischer 19 ימים לפני
i bet audi first, tesla second, ford last. gap between ford and tesla rather small and the ford far later
Vitor Moreira da Silva
Vitor Moreira da Silva 20 ימים לפני
It will definitely be an EV. Even thought I really enjoy going on roadtrips, I am willing to sacrifice a few hours to help the planet
Riley Esmay
Riley Esmay 20 ימים לפני
Why was a hybrid car not included in this??? Most hybrids get 500+ miles per gas station stop. I have done a road trip with 2 different non plug in hybrid cars, and I have found they are quicker than gas cars. With that high mileage, you only need to stop once on a 1000 mile trip, and just pack snacks. I usually take a half hour or so off my google maps eta since I drive 5 mph over the speed limit usually. Also keep in mind that the gas car in this video stopped for food even though they didn't really have to, whereas the Tesla built that into their charging time. If you like stopping often on road trips the a Tesla is a great buy because you can stop at the superchargers and take a break, but if you just want to get to your destination the quickest like myself, hybrids are the way to go because you only have to stop every 500 miles, which at 70 mph is 7-8 hours and if you just use the bathroom and grab some snacks or even lunch and dinner at the gas station it really is great. I honestly don't know why someone would buy a gas car in 2021 because it has absolutely no advantages other than its cheaper...
Carlos Z
Carlos Z 20 ימים לפני
Batteries aren’t the future. When batteries start piling up in landfills potentially poisoning water supply then what? Manufacturers need to look elsewhere like Toyota has. Hydrogen can truly be the alternative.
samthegamer
samthegamer 20 ימים לפני
Cool bro next time can you do electric vs gas vs hybride
H R
H R 20 ימים לפני
Let’s have a Tesla v. Camry Hybrid v. Audi A4 🥸
Brad
Brad 21 יום לפני
Audi, Tesla, Mech E
Imtiaz Willems
Imtiaz Willems 21 יום לפני
I would like to see a porsche taycan compete in this model!
Antonio Neilley-Menendez de Llano
Antonio Neilley-Menendez de Llano 20 ימים לפני
Terrible car for a road trip
Gurshan Dhaliwal
Gurshan Dhaliwal 21 יום לפני
I think it went Audi, Tesla, Mustang
Zelig2u
Zelig2u 21 יום לפני
I made a 750 mile drive in a Model 3, Dual Motor, Long Range, and had a very similar experience, although not as good as yours. That model cites a range of 308 miles. Much of it was crossing the full width of Pennsylvania, much of which is hilly, if not mountainous. I used the EV stops prompted by the Tesla GPS. I was nervous by the time we needed to do that first charge. There were only about 15 miles of range left by the time we got to that first charger. Based on that, I felt compelled to charge it all the way to the max so as not to run out of charge during the next leg. What was interesting was 95% of the charge to full was completed within 40 to 45 minutes. For some reason, to finish the final 5% of charge took a minimum of another 20 minutes. Painful! Bottom line, I got closer to 200 to 220 miles of range per charge, rather than 308, so I had to charge THREE times, although one of those times was only a partial charge. Strictly on a time comparison basis, if I were making that trip in a gas car, only one of those stops would have lasted as long as the charging stops, an hour, in order to take a real break from driving, gas up, eat & go to the potty. The other stops I would have kept to 20 minutes or less, rather than an hour each. So, when you have to make a long trip, there's a big difference between a trip that could be completed in 12 hours, versus one that takes 14 and half hours. You REALLY feel that at the end of the trip. I enjoy all the perks of an EV, great acceleration, quiet, cleaner, etc, but I won't miss the current battery technology once they make the needed improvements. There are only 3 things standing in the way of full adoption of EV by the masses: 1) Higher energy density in the batteries. If they can get this high enough, maybe a 1000 pound battery becomes a 750 pound battery AND gives real world range of 350 to 400 miles. 2) Create a battery technology where quick charging can be done routinely WITHOUT stealing years of life away from the battery. 3) Once items 1 & 2 have been addressed, item 3 will automatically follow suit, that being, a charging network extensive enough that there is no convenience downside to where you need to go in order to charge your car. They simply must get it to where you don't need to recharge as frequently, it does't take so long to charge, and you can charge at nearly as many locations as there are gas stations. Let's face it, it certainly requires more energy to move a tanker full of gas down the road to be delivered to gas stations, than it does to move the equivalent amount of energy in the form of electricity down power lines. The great stuff about EVs is really great and routine local commutes are a total non-issue compared to the long trips. But those LONG trips.... they're a bear in an EV!! (P.S. The one and only good thing about longer refueling stops was that, with nothing to do for the extra 20 to 40 minutes, I opted to close my eyes and rest. Sometimes I actually fell asleep and napped, but either way I was more rested and more alert for the next leg of the drive than if I had not had that rest.)
Todd Morgan
Todd Morgan 21 יום לפני
Tesla, I have never owned a Ford and I never will. The charging is a total joke, if you not in a Tesla. I was surprised the Mach-E was less expensive on the Charge ups. The Mach-E did not follow the same route on the first part.
TnqrAzaxn
TnqrAzaxn 21 יום לפני
You should try Audi E-Tron, I personally own that car and I have to say it’s quite the impressive electric vehicle.
daniel Gordon
daniel Gordon 21 יום לפני
Rofl the Mach E. What a Tesla killer.
Jeffrey Terleckyj
Jeffrey Terleckyj 21 יום לפני
My next car will likely still be gas. The one after that will probably be electric. But assuming that my current car still has about 5 more years ish. I don’t think by the mid 20s the charging network will be where I want it to be just yet.
Juske 123
Juske 123 21 יום לפני
1 gas 2tesla 3smth smth gas go
addictedtopussy69
addictedtopussy69 22 ימים לפני
I have a little brain excercise for you gas lovers out there that can do math. Figure out how many gas stations are there in this country for gasoline cars. If you want, include the number of diesel stations as well to make ice cars look even better. Now multiply that number by 137,554x which should give you the number of electrical outlets there are in this country. Can you wrap your head around that?
tim10
tim10 22 ימים לפני
You cant talk about comparisons between electric or gas and not talk about carbon emissions. That's the whole reason we have Telsa's in the first place.
Jeremy Pilot
Jeremy Pilot 22 ימים לפני
Quite lying dude. It was almost an HOUR behind not a half hour.
Jeremy Pilot
Jeremy Pilot 22 ימים לפני
Should have stopped in Rochester and said hi!
tameiks
tameiks 22 ימים לפני
Curious about hybrids? In particular Volvo’s B5 engine.
APinchOf Dill
APinchOf Dill 22 ימים לפני
Gas and electricity cost was so close other than oil changes for the gas and other maintenance for the CTO are close. Next car would be a hybrid (gas + E), then in like 5 or 10 years hop on the electric cars once the range and networks improve.
Terrence Reyes
Terrence Reyes 22 ימים לפני
How would you rate a "Peace of mind" coefficient?
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