The world is on the verge of a major transportation revolution. The idea of a world where cars are powered exclusively by electricity and not fossil fuels is no longer a far-off vision. It’s happening now. The shift to electric vehicles (EVs) and the corresponding decline in gas-powered autos is happening at an astonishing pace.
The adoption of EVs is being driven by major advances in battery technology, the success of EV models in Europe and China, and a growing consensus that the internal combustion engine is antiquated technology. The original inventor of the electric car, Thomas Edison, said: “The electric car will never come into general use.” He would have been wrong. In the past 10 years, the electric car has gone from being a curiosity to a viable option. The rise of electric cars
The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that electric cars will make up 20% of the total market share by 2020. This is up from just 1% in 2011. So if you’re wondering what the heck is going on, we can say that this is the demand of the environment.