The hype about electric cars is feverish, and if you are yet to join in the debate of what is set to mark a significant milestone in automobile industry and manufacturing, it would surprise you to note that by the year 2016, over 750, 000 electric cars had been sold. Now you can imagine how the number has risen over the years and what the future holds for what many economic experts estimate to be worth over 90 billion dollars.
The question you need to ask yourself is; are you ready for a new era in industrial revolution even as electric cars are already gracing many roads around the world? For someone who is upbeat about the future, this is not something to sit and wait. You’d better be part of the most magnificent revolution in the new age. There is so much going on out there to feed your curiosity so you can become among tech enthusiasts who are looking forward to actual EVs.
Most of the electric vehicles in use today are prototypes. A lot is still in the works for a future that would be free from environmental degradation, something that has been a subject of discussion for many years. It, therefore, means this is not only a concern to those who always have their eyes fixated on mindboggling human inventions but also those who continually strive to conserve the environment.
India is among the many countries that are looking into a future of EVs. In fact, by 2030, anything on the road should be nothing but electric vehicles. It is aimed at both revolutionizing the automotive industry as well as grabbing opportunities that come with it. But the mainstay of this is to make a positive contribution to reducing the greenhouse effect.
According to Livemint.com, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), India’s already awarded Tata, one of the biggest manufactures of automobiles in the country, a tender worth Rs 1,120 crore for 10,000 electric Vehicles. The site says, is a clear indication that the government is committed to a future of clean gas and healthy environment.
Telsa recently unveiled the latest electric vehicle model. The heavy duty track, according to Telsa CEO, Elon Musk, has some of the most mind-boggling specs such as the ability to cruise over 400 miles in 30 minutes, not to mention an autopilot feature. Alongside this fantastic revelation, EV sports car was also unveiled as a replacement of Roadster, initial EV release by the company. The new version, he said, can accelerate up to 60MPH from zero within a neck breaking 2 seconds and can go up to 250MPH.
Ford is not left behind in all these and with a new Electric commuter scooter set to be launched by OjO Electric; you can expect cars with even more innovative features.
It is projected that the price of electric cars will be way lower than that of conventional automobiles, all thanks to a gradual fall in the cost of batteries. A post in New York Times further states that production of EVs is steadily increasing. During an interview, Telsa motors marketing manager, Australian branch, indicated that the future of the new model cars is brighter than many think. It is another confirmation that leading auto manufacturing companies are already doing what it takes to cope with demand that is likely to shoot up soon.
United States Department of energy through Fuels Data Centre, has weighed into the efficiency of future electric cars. While there are not enough battery charge stations as at present, there are attempts to make this as convenient as possible for motorists by establishing more stations for long distance travelers. BP Venture (a US company that specializes in car charging systems), according to CNBC website, invested a whopping 5 million dollars in this initiative.
In the United Kingdom, a lot is equally going. CNBC websites state that Low Emissions Vehicles initiative has seen up to 900 million pounds in investment. This puts Britain at the front among other countries like the United States that are looking forward to environmentally friendly vehicles in the next few years.
A new electric car, with a speed of up to 220MPH, is set to debut in Amelia, thanks to Genovation Car Inc.
In conclusion, while it may take some years to phase off conventional cars that burn petroleum products as means of propulsion, the fact that EV means well for the ecosystem makes it even more realizable. There is zero-rated pollution with these newfound automobiles, and there is no way any pro-climate change advocate is going to oppose this.
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