Monthly Archives: September 2017
Cars will change in the next decade more than in the last century. And that’s probably a good thing, because cars account for a significant share of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It is estimated that there are more than 1.37 billion cars in the world, and this figure is expected to rise to 2 billion by 2040.
There are many innovative ideas on how to deal with emissions from cars: from Hyper-efficient flying cars to hydrogen fuel cells, which as a by-product emit only water, however, this is a distant prospect compared to electric cars and Autonomous cars, which are expected to appear on the roads by 2030. Continue reading
The production of electric vehicles is still more expensive than the production of their gasoline competitors, but policy changes and market expansion can quickly change in favor of electric vehicles.
Technical and economic studies show that the average cost of electric cars can become the same as that of cars with ice over the next 8 years and even earlier. When fuel economy is taken into account, electric cars may be cheaper in some markets, and automakers may make profits comparable to or greater than gasoline-powered cars by 2025 or earlier. Continue reading