Wendover Productions
Wendover Productions
Wendover Productions

Wendover Productions is all about explaining how our world works. From travel, to economics, to geography, to marketing and more, every video will leave you with a little better understanding of our world. New videos go out every other Tuesday.

How to Start an Airline

How to Start an Airline

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How Air Ambulances (Don't) Work
How China Broke the World's Recycling
How Living at the South Pole Works

How Living at the South Pole Works

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The Broken Economics of Organ Transplants
The Final Years of Majuro [Documentary]
The Logistics of Covid-19 Testing

The Logistics of Covid-19 Testing

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Airlines' Protocol for After a Plane Crash
How Long-Haul Trucking Works

How Long-Haul Trucking Works

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Why Helicopter Airlines Failed

Why Helicopter Airlines Failed

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The Five Rules of Risk

The Five Rules of Risk

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Air Cargo's Coronavirus Problem

Air Cargo's Coronavirus Problem

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How Offshore Oil Rigs Work

How Offshore Oil Rigs Work

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How the US' Hospital Ships Work

How the US' Hospital Ships Work

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The Logistics of the US Census

The Logistics of the US Census

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  1. TZAZ Arizona

    TZAZ Arizonaשעה לפני

    That's all we need more government control, when the market will correct the problem in due time.

  2. noel leonard

    noel leonardשעה לפני

    I wouldn't buy a 36 grand vehicle of any kind, that's for ignorant people.

  3. Krombopulos T

    Krombopulos Tשעה לפני

    I support China on this matter. it's their land, Brits took it by force made them sign a treaty they didn't want to sign. Too bad Hong Kong, you go right back to Bejing.

  4. Bruh Lunch

    Bruh Lunchשעה לפני

    Great video! This’ll teach the kids in my basement real nice.

  5. Cheston Kordys

    Cheston Kordysשעה לפני

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  6. tony stout

    tony stout2 שעות לפני

    Hoping the Us government works out the logistics of infrastructure for electric vehicle charging is a laugh. For being called the United States, there is nothing united about us. Take, for example, the mes that was the 2020 presidential election: See how feds would not step in even when massive evidence accumulated for fraud and conspiracy, instead leaving it up to corrupt individual state legislatures? Yep, that's how coherent and ineffective our system is.

  7. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown2 שעות לפני

    Thanks for showing what a load of BS we hear about recycling from our politicians, on China....can't blame em, why should they have to deal with all our plastic Cr*p!

  8. Slurpii

    Slurpii2 שעות לפני

    Us is a threat to the world

  9. Jim Shafer

    Jim Shafer2 שעות לפני

    The idea that EVs need 290 miles of range depends on the ignorance of the public. All the range you need is enough to get to the next bathroom or eating stop. My wife and I like to stop every 2 hours (about 160 miles on western interstate). So a range of 200 miles is enough to travel almost anywhere in the USA.

  10. jon ericson

    jon ericson2 שעות לפני

    don,t charge them at the same time in same town but every body can get gas in town at the same time

  11. Chris Abraham

    Chris Abraham3 שעות לפני

    Battery power pack system is better rather than plug in. Where do you plug in when you run out of power in the middle of nowhere, you can be rescued with a replaceable power pack like being saved with a can of petrol. Turn up at a garage and swap your depleted pack for a charged one just as fast as filling with petrol.

  12. Sadnoize

    Sadnoize3 שעות לפני

    Did you really just say that Edison battled it out with George Westinghouse’s AC electricity?! Wtf dude, AC electricity was pushed by Nikolai Tesla If you wanted to bring up George Westinghouse you should have replaced Edison with J.P Morgan as then you would have been correct as George Westinghouse funded the Ac market campaign and J.P Morgan funded the DC campaign

  13. Geoffrey DeSena

    Geoffrey DeSena3 שעות לפני

    Wait, but why? Why is economic growth the default goal? Why isn’t preservation of a society that seems to be making a lot of people happy the primary goal?

  14. John Kashur

    John Kashur3 שעות לפני

    instructions unclear, ended up with a railroad

  15. doniel2008

    doniel20083 שעות לפני

    Biden needs to watch this

  16. Sadnoize

    Sadnoize3 שעות לפני

    Did you really just say that Edison battled it out with George Westinghouse’s AC electricity?! Wtf dude, AC electricity is Nikolai Tesla’s invention

  17. travis mitchell

    travis mitchell3 שעות לפני

    The largest issue is the grid capacity. It is estimated that the grid would need to be 3x to 4x the current power to accommodate to concept of 80% EV’s. This does not include the conversion of homes/businesses to all electric power usage. Not to mention the massive addition of land usage for charging parking lots. 80% of homes, on average, park their vehicles on the roadways. Charging these vehicles would require enormous additional infrastructure. There may be a time, but it’s way further than people think.

  18. john jennings

    john jennings3 שעות לפני

    So i am supposed to spend 40 to 60 k or more to save the environment? That is half the price of my house. These cars pollute just as much when you look at all of the wind mills made of non recyclable petroleum based plastic. The energy used to make solar cells and coal or gas pollution from power plants. The destructive methods to mine lithium and the oil used to make plastic car parts. This is no savings at all financial or environmentally.

  19. Amnesia Iforget

    Amnesia Iforget3 שעות לפני

    The only thing I want is the aptera and full realization of their promises. 1600 mile range. And the right 30k price. And places to charge throughout the country. So I can visit family. As I will not fly anymore

  20. Caleb

    Caleb3 שעות לפני

    For people not in the U.S. infrastructure is up to each state (2019) like Illinois chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/21/20926058/pritzker-releases-details-rebuild-illinois-road-construction-plan-bridges Pritzker releases details of $23.5B road construction plan, touted as ‘investing on the front end’ The money will go toward maintaining 4,212 miles of roadways and 9.2 million square feet of bridges, according to the governor’s office. ``According to the governor’s office, 75 percent of the funds are allocated to reconstructing and preserving roadways and bridges, while 16 percent is dedicated “to strategically expanding the system in areas where data have shown the investment will be highly effective.” The rest will go to “necessary traffic and safety improvements.” In total, $7.58 billion will go toward roadway reconstruction and preservation, $4.99 billion to bridge replacements and repairs, $1.59 billion to “safety and system modernizations,” $3.08 billion to strategic expansion of the system and $2.11 billion for system support such as engineering and land acquisition, according to the governor’s office.`` & The road and bridge infrastructure spending is separate from building infrastructure money that will be generated by a massive gambling expansion in the state. The roads and bridges are primarily funded by an increase of the state’s gas tax to 38 cents per gallon from 19 cents, with the tax indexed for inflation going forward. it's like this thinking of European union as one government same with u.s. government While each country in the U.U. like the U.S. States has there own rules and regulations Thats how the u.s. works because it's so large the government over sees the states but states are allowed to do there own thing Also 2018 patch.com/illinois/plainfield/illinois-has-2-303-structurally-deficient-bridges-report ``Illinois Has 2,303 Structurally Deficient Bridges: Report``

  21. Geoff Arnold

    Geoff Arnold3 שעות לפני

    Good introduction, but it's really annoying that the authors never use the name of the body of academic work that they're talking about. (It's "central place theory", FWIW.) It would be like discussing evolution without actually using the words "biology", "genetics", or "natural selection". This is not academic snobbery. If somebody enjoys the video and wants to learn more, they need to know what to search for.

  22. Tamer 1

    Tamer 13 שעות לפני

    To say that EVs are comparable in cost to their IC engine counterparts is BS. A Chevy Bolt or Nissan Leaf costs in excess of $30,000 - 35,000 USD. A comparable subcompact car with an IC engine is about $20,000 USD fully loaded. That 10 to 15,000 dollar difference will buy a lot of gasoline even at the Biden regime inflated price we're now paying. I believe EVs are the future, but the government shouldn't be in the business of picking winners and losers. When it does the winners are big businesses and the same politicians who reap the campaign donations, while the cost falls on the taxpayer who is also forced to pay as the consumer. Thus the taxpayer/consumer gets to pay twice for the same benefit while the politicians corporate cronies reap the profits for little or no cost and the politicians themselves simply rake in the cash and call themselves "statesmen."

  23. Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc4 שעות לפני

    The U.S. federal government spends all and more of its avaliable money on enriching themselves no infrastructure to keep up with the rest of the world.No high speed rail. all its city's are turning into shitholes.

  24. Captive Thoughts

    Captive Thoughts4 שעות לפני

    It isn't the Chevy Volt that goes 259 miles, it is the Chevy Bolt. The Volt was a plug in hybrid that at it;s kill date in 2019 could theoretically go 53 miles before the gas engine kicked in. The Bolt is a electric only car with no gas engine.

  25. noneofyou rbeez

    noneofyou rbeez4 שעות לפני

    shure, if yiu have to drive 30 Miles to get to the next supercharger you wont buy an ev, if you havent got the possibility to charge at a wallbox at home. BUT i think it is stupid to keep yourself from buying an ev because you cannot make all the long distance trips with it. you use your car in 90 percent of the time to commute (within even small evs range). why not borrow a ice car for the long trips? i would gladly chang my diesel car once in a while for a week or so with a fency ev.

  26. andrew thomas

    andrew thomas4 שעות לפני


  27. Lynn Kurumaji

    Lynn Kurumaji4 שעות לפני

    I for one do not want to wait 30 minutes to charge a car, I would consider it, if I can charge it at the same rate as I fill with gasoline. and the least travel distance would have to be 300 miles with A/C and other use of electrical fixtures(lights, radio, etc.)

  28. Peter Clark

    Peter Clark4 שעות לפני

    The industry needs fast battery swap out technology. Drive in, have a coffee, drive out with another fully-charged battery. Minimum two hours apart. (Fatigue breaks) An annual fee (graded based on usage, ie: a 'plan') Standardisation, competition, competition and competition to avoid the 'corporate loyalty' traps. [Size and placement of battery slot in car, connections, business to business power purchasing] Would drop the initial vehicle purchase price because the batteries are owned by the exchange. No one has to have a charger at home (or forget). Useful innovation spreads quickly. Peer to peer. Batteries are maintained by the owners, regimes, recalls etc. Can also provide a mobile facility for breakdowns or emergencies. 'Planning' a trip electronically can be used to advise the battery 'stations' to prepare for intended usage. Their own swap-out system. Conversely stations can maintain an inventory and users can 'book' a replacement unit.

  29. Table Salt

    Table Salt5 שעות לפני

    Ethiopia should say fuck em all and divert the entire river outside of Sudan and Egypt

  30. DaveNettles Music

    DaveNettles Music5 שעות לפני

    All of this is precisely why we bought a used Plug in Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi. #1: plus, it will never get "Stuck" with a dead battery, because it's also a gas powered Hybrid. #2: plus, at least for us. We're a retired couple with a driving range of about 25 miles. We have a secure mail box in a neighboring city, 9 miles away. We go there once a week, usually a morning run. We bought a level 2-240v charger, it will charge our Energi from empty in about 2.5 hours. When we get home from our mail run we plug the Energi in, by the time we eat lunch it's ready to go again, fully charged. so far, we've driven our Energi about 1500 miles, of that over 1000 is in EV mode. It considers EV mode to be 97mpg. It gets average of 42 in Hybrid mode. right now the total average mileage, according to the gauge in the car is over 70 mpg.

  31. James G

    James G5 שעות לפני

    Gee it's almost like you might want to, you know, regulate your petroleum products industry - standardize your plastics to something that is recyclable. But oh wait, the free market will sort it out, I'm sure.

  32. JA MES

    JA MES5 שעות לפני

    Why are Winter Olympics in Beijing then? Biggest world polluter with crappy artificial snow. I’d protest that if I were competing. Why don’t those towns use rain systems instead of busses. Also, the climate change aspect you’re talking about is total shit. Make better videos

  33. Mo Reff

    Mo Reff5 שעות לפני

    13:00 somehow we're also the biggest condom makers in the world

  34. David Vaughn

    David Vaughn5 שעות לפני

    You said George Westinghouse but I think you meant to say Nikola Tesla and his AC

  35. Yessirski

    Yessirski5 שעות לפני

    what would happen if Tesla had two charging ports on their cars? possibly two on the same side or one on each side

  36. Cathrina Tactay

    Cathrina Tactay6 שעות לפני

    Omg I loved this! Such useful and mindblowing information. The strategic placement of the superhub is just so smart wow!

  37. Randiel Rodriguez

    Randiel Rodriguez6 שעות לפני

    This is exactly why I went with a gas operated car compared to EV's the tech is cool but it's just not there yet Maybe some time in the future

  38. hector herbert

    hector herbert6 שעות לפני

    There is no Gov infrastructure yet ,but don't worry it will come at high price ,there is no way that it will cost 2 dollars to charge your car ,since fossile fuel will vanish whoever builds the chargers and install them will control the price.......so the entire purpose of a clean/cheap power is a joke.....

  39. hector herbert

    hector herbert6 שעות לפני

    When you see the degree of ignorance and stupidity there is at State level in America(all rep senators as an example)no wonder that it's a mess ,electing idiots and spineless maggots to run your state ,passing/opposing laws ,fighting green energy and that's the result...TESLA ludicrous mode was well chosen...Greets from a happy French Tesla owner.

  40. Abby Alder

    Abby Alder6 שעות לפני

    The next clutch uniquely burn because scissors bodily clip atop a repulsive semicircle. real, trashy canoe

  41. Ron D'Eau Claire

    Ron D'Eau Claire6 שעות לפני

    Good presentation but it leaves out a key fact. I drive an e-Golf and have no trouble recharging because, unlike gasmobiles, I have a plug in my garage. How many gasmobie owners have a gas pump in their garages? The AAA reports that the average American drives 29.2 miles per day. Even current EVs can do nearly ten times that far. Plug in at the end of the day and you are ready for tomorrow, and you save all that time queuing up in a gas station and filling up.. Charging stations are a concern only for the occasional long road trip.

  42. Tomato

    Tomato7 שעות לפני

    in summary: * You can't

  43. hedgehog3180

    hedgehog31807 שעות לפני

    How is the EU, a fairly lose union of independent countries, more coordinated than the US, an actual single country with a single government.

  44. JrP

    JrP7 שעות לפני

    it's funny that people said"three attemps" absolutely doesn't KNOW anything about AVIATION.

  45. lenyliu

    lenyliu7 שעות לפני

    What a stupid video only US will believe this

  46. Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh7 שעות לפני

    How did this guy get the % for poker , in poker the players play against players and the casino just provide a person to deal the cards.

  47. Graham Kearnon

    Graham Kearnon7 שעות לפני

    It seems Boeing shareholders decided that proper,experienced aviation management and, board weren’t making them enough money. So, they brought in supposed moneymakers, these types do what they always do ie, strip, shutdown, move, wreck all the non profit items but, essential parts. I do hope the share holders are enjoying their now greatly smaller portfolios.

  48. 馬璽مستأمن

    馬璽مستأمن7 שעות לפני

    I love how the problem of battery wear doesn't exist.

  49. Anuj Maurya

    Anuj Maurya7 שעות לפני

    It's not the charging stations that needs to support multiple plugs but the cars.. That way any car can charge using any plug at any station..

  50. Bill Green

    Bill Green7 שעות לפני

    Infrastructure is very important indeed and is crumbling in the US due to decades of underinvestment. The US Govt does not have the money to invest in charging infrastructure.

  51. Dev Shah

    Dev Shah7 שעות לפני

    **FBI descends on house to look for the time machine**

  52. James W. Flower

    James W. Flower8 שעות לפני

    My friend paid $24,400 out the door for his 2020 Bolt.

  53. James W. Flower

    James W. Flower8 שעות לפני

    I think he's talking about the Bolt. The Volt was Chevy's hybrid.

  54. Lisa Samuelson

    Lisa Samuelson8 שעות לפני

    Where do the chargers get their power?

  55. Bill Green

    Bill Green8 שעות לפני

    But I can buy a 3 year old high mileage diesel Volvo for $8000 that will still be saleable for $5000 3 years later. Depreciation is the biggest cost of a car. Always has been. How can I do that with an EV? And the grid is not big enough to generate and transmit enough electricity for some decades. Fossil fuel vehicles are here to stay for a while yet.

  56. Anton

    Anton8 שעות לפני

    24:56 I'm proud of you Ghana, keep pushing, the future is bright for you)

  57. Nightofthe8

    Nightofthe88 שעות לפני

    The problem with these ev things is that the owner dont pay for using our roads like they bloody well should.

  58. Romek Uibopuu

    Romek Uibopuu8 שעות לפני

    oh yeah i finally found a tutorial i was looking for

  59. Tom Taylor-Duxbury

    Tom Taylor-Duxbury9 שעות לפני

    Not a public sector problem, private industry built the gas stations in practically every country. They will again IF the public want EV , I would suggest the issue is urban vs rural. The problem arises when urban want to go rural. Rural people would laugh at current range and product offerings as they’re built for commuting and the occasional mid distance journey. EV good in towns ICE far more adaptable to rural needs.

  60. MikeD

    MikeD9 שעות לפני

    The USA is being held up by infrastructure? Plot twist of the century

  61. J V

    J V9 שעות לפני

    The laws of conservation will prevent electric vehicles from taking over unless irresponsible politicians and lying scientists proclaim it so

  62. David Twyford

    David Twyford9 שעות לפני

    We do not need charging stations we need battery changing stations Imagine your battery is getting low you pull into a changing station you drive over a pit your low battery is disconnected dropped down moved out of the way. A fully charged battery is moved under your car lifted up reconnected and you're on your way. how long would that take?? WOW! A way to make EV's work in the modern world The problem is these manufactures would have to standardize a battery and a changing system. Rmaking God forbid companies doing something good for people. To make a carbon free world we need EVmolten

  63. blackhawk9812

    blackhawk98129 שעות לפני

    Hey, I'm not sure if it's in your best interest, but I would love to see a "Making of a Wendover video" where you show how you get the idea, make the research and put it in the most presentable way. Regardless, thank you for making such informative videos!!

  64. Nick Porter

    Nick Porter9 שעות לפני

    Range of only 290 miles? My Car: Laughs in an 18 gallon tank that can go almost twice as far.

  65. Joshua H.

    Joshua H.9 שעות לפני

    Why wont the NFL just go to Canada or Mexico full time?

  66. Andre Rodriguez

    Andre Rodriguez9 שעות לפני

    Batteries are already at 100 dollar khw range, it’s now 2021. The Tesla Model 3 gets 310 mile range. Tesla has the largest infrastructure in the world at this time. The tipping point for EVs is here already with Ford and GM coming out with long range EVs this year in 2021. Also I noticed the chart they used had listed GMs Chevy Volt which is an hybrid vehicle (out of production) they meant to list the GM Chevy Bolt. Too many inconsistencies with this video to watch it any further. It’s information is totally out of date already.

  67. Filip Nemeš

    Filip Nemeš9 שעות לפני

    2:48 look at the tv

  68. Mantas LTU

    Mantas LTU9 שעות לפני

    this didn't age well

  69. LightOfReason7

    LightOfReason79 שעות לפני

    So why are we not continuing to develop hybrid cars? It is the best of both worlds

  70. Cass Willard

    Cass Willard9 שעות לפני

    No mention of summer activities like downhill Mountain Bike Parks at many of the these places as a source of revenue.

  71. mell_man79

    mell_man7910 שעות לפני

    What happens to these cars when the battery can no longer take a charge?

  72. George Sealy

    George Sealy10 שעות לפני

    It's going to take many billions of dollars to upgrade the electrical infrastructure grip to handle the additional load of EVs. And that is on top of the normal economic and population growth. Think about it. All the energy being produced by gasoline and diesel will be transferred to the electrical grid. And the EVs will want to drink everyday. No way in the near term. California already has brownouts. There are 15 MILLION cars in California! Can anybody imagine all of them being charged every day on top of the normal load? And this is the major weakness of the EV.

  73. Stephen Macknik

    Stephen Macknik10 שעות לפני

    Really interesting. I’m doing neuroscience research on pilot expertise, which could potentially result in enhanced pilot employment lifetimes (earlier onset to qualified status and later retirement ages). The research seeks to develop evidence-based physiological measurements of performance and expertise, rather than the current arbitrary limits set by numbers of hours flying (which is not a good measure of expertise) and age to retirement (which likewise is arbitrary as many excellent pilots are made to retire despite being perfectly healthy and physically capable). Would you be available to chat about some of the sources of data you used for this video, with the goal being for me to use those sources to estimate the economic benefits of these new evidence-based approaches to assessing expertise and fitness-for-duty? If it works, I would be happy to make the research outcome available to you for a future story.

  74. CEO of Google, President of the US, Steven King

    CEO of Google, President of the US, Steven King10 שעות לפני


  75. CEO of Google, President of the US, Steven King

    CEO of Google, President of the US, Steven King10 שעות לפני


  76. Randall Gunn

    Randall Gunn10 שעות לפני

    Allow the property owners of all convenience stores/truckstops to have 100% depreciation of the fast charging units in year one of installation. Include in whatever infrastructure bill that makes its way through Congress to provide federal grants to the appropriate electric generation supplier to provide the electric grid/power to the charging stations located on public roads. Allow developers/owners of malls and major retail centers to have the same 100% depreciation and low-interest-rate financing. Potentially similar tax/financing incentives for owners of housing or office complexes over a certain square footage/density.


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  78. John Smith

    John Smith11 שעות לפני

    Just think how expensive it would be to be burying 25 thousand gallon gasoline tanks all over the country and setting up networks of refineries, storage tanks, and dangerous gasoline tankers so that tried and true horses can be replaced by unproven and impractical gasoline-powered vehicles. Pie in the sky...

  79. oscar salazar

    oscar salazar11 שעות לפני

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  80. Chaan Beard

    Chaan Beard11 שעות לפני

    Chevrolet Volt is not an EV, its a Hybrid. Details....