When it comes to the auto industry, the future is electric
The next few years are going to be pivotal for the world of electric vehicles. Since hybrid vehicles were introduced about twenty years ago, things have only escalated further, with many brands moving in the direction of an all-electric fleet offering. You might think larger vehicles like commercial trucks would be our greatest risk to the environment, but that isn’t actually the case.
According to JD Power Associates, “Around the world and here in the United States, light-duty vehicles (passenger cars and non-commercial trucks) have been the most significant contributors of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.” That’s somewhat good news for those who thought their delivery service trucks were the biggest contributors.
However, it still means that people all over the world need to prepare for this change to and all-electric future. It’s no longer something those automotive executives are just thinking about, they have plans for the transition to electric vehicles. JD power explains that internal combustion engines are expected to be removed from production altogether in the next 10 to 15 years. You have likely already noticed the beginning stages of this phasing-out process of internal combustion engine vehicles as we see more and more electric vehicles on the roads.
As with many environmental and health-related movements, California is ahead of the game, with legislators planning to ban the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles entirely by 2035. The UK is also expected to put a ban on the sale of ICE vehicles by 2040, as part of their “decarbonisation plan.” The all-electric future already is well under way.
At the end of the day, EVs are meant to help the environment, after all they save 65% in Green House Gases over their lifetime but they also help the people. Instead of fearing change, this is something people can embrace, as the positive effects are undeniable and indicative of society moving towards the future. With High Fuel Costs Encouraging the Switch to Electric Vehicles can you afford not to look into the all-electric future?