Electric Cars Will Take Over the World Soon: Know the Facts
Ev1 Was the First Attempt at Electric Cars by General Motors Which Failed to Take Off After Being Launched In 1998
Many people around the world have not even driven to experience electric cars, let alone contemplating buying one, so the prediction made might sound a bit bold, but it is expected that electric cars would soon take over the world. The world in which we live is currently in the middle of the largest motoring revolution since the initial production line by Henry Ford, which started back in the year 1913. It is likely that the rest of the process might follow a lot more quickly than it is being anticipated.
Electric cars are the future
Many of the observers of the motor industry believe that the world has already passed the tipping point where the number of sales for electric cars would rapidly surge and likely overwhelm other diesel and petrol vehicles that are commonly being used throughout the world as means of transportation.
Although this is what is being thought by some of the biggest car-making companies in the world.
The plans made by Jaguar in the upcoming future are to only sell electric cars from the year 2025, while Volvo is expected to follow the same pattern from the year 2030. In the last week of May, the British car-making firm Lotus has given a public statement, saying that they would most likely follow suit, and would start selling electric cars only by the year 2028.
This is not to be followed only by the premium automobile firms, as General Motors have stated that they would start supplying only electric cars by 2035; meanwhile, according to Ford, all of the vehicles made by them and to be sold across Europe would completely be produced as electric cars from 2030 and Volkswagen has said that around 70% of the total sales of their vehicles would comprise of electric cars by 2030.
Although this announcement is not a fad or a greenwashing technique, it is due to the fact that many of the governments of the world have started to set certain targets for the ban regarding the sales of diesel and petrol vehicles, giving motivation to the process.
But what makes the end of the combustion in the internal engine inevitable is majorly the revolution of technology, and the technological revolutions usually tend to happen fast.
Future revolution to be electric
It is expected that the electric cars market is currently at the point in time, similar to that when the internet was around the time period of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Back at that time, there was a hype created as inanimate objects like computers would communicate with each other.
Amazon was being set up by Jeff Bezos, and Google was rapidly taking over other search engines like Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, and Altavista. Some of the firms involves had been able to increase their value to an immense level.
It can easily be observed that the internet, similar to the successful rise of all new technological advancements made in the world, was unable to follow a linear rise to world domination. It did not evolve gradually, providing ample time to make plans ahead for the future as its growth was disruptive and explosive in places and has been able to crush the existing businesses while changing the way people tend to do most of the things. It has followed a similar pattern which is known as the S-curve to technologists.
Presenter of Top Gear
In the case of antibiotics, photography, and smartphones, the mature market has observed a similar pattern of S-curve, which includes a slow initial start, exponential growth, followed by a slowdown, which would also be expected to follow for the electric cars when they are introduced in mass number in the international market. The internal combustion engine also followed the same kind of trajectory at the turn of the last century.
The same trajectory was also experienced by the printing press and steam engine, and the electric cars would likely follow the same pattern. In fact, the lineage of the electric car is hoped to be more venerable than the rise of the internet.
The former presenter at Top Gear and a dealer of sued cars, Quentin Willson, has been driving electric cars for over a decade, test drove the General Motors EV1 20 years before, which is currently an infamous vehicle by the firm. More than a billion dollars were used for the development, but GM motors considered it as a dud and crushed more than 1000 vehicles, allowing only a few to remain.
As the range of EV1 was dreadful, allowing only 50 miles for a normal driver, but Quentin thought it to be the future.