• Pranav Nandurkar

Do you know: Will Electric Cars rule the road?

Watching Electric Cars all over the road was like a distant fantasy for us humans. However, within the next 20 to 30 years this scenario could change completely as demand for electric cars is increasing rapidly. The Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 reports that 58% of all passenger vehicles sold will be electric by 2040, compared to just 2.7% today, suggesting a rapid increase in the next two decades. We could say that electric cars will be the future as every year we have seen automakers add more EV’s to their list with a range of models, improving affordability and certain modifications. According to the International Energy Agency, global EV sales topped 2.1 million in 2019, a 40% increase from 2018. As humans come to know about the advantages and benefits of using EV’s their perspective is changing. The American company Tesla has changed a lot of people’s opinions on electric cars. Their vehicles feature advanced touch-screen interfaces, self-driving capabilities, and much more.

Why choose Electric Cars?

  • The major reason why we should go for electric cars is that they are saving the climate and eventually our lives. Transportation has always been the largest source of pollution in each county. The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation primarily come from burning fossil fuel for vehicles. It could also cause health damage as air pollutants from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles cause asthma, bronchitis, cancer, and premature death.

  • We have seen great advancements in this sector. Some electric vehicles have futuristic capabilities, advanced touch-screen interfaces, self-driving capabilities, and much more. The new Nissan Leaf features automatic braking, lane changing, remote access to your vehicle from your smartphone, and much more. The smart technology that comes in many of today’s electric vehicles is unparalleled.

  • EV’s are now proving to be an economical choice. EV’s are becoming cheaper as they are becoming more widely produced, making them more accessible to the general public. Even the cost of recharging an electric vehicle is significantly less per kilometer than the cost of refueling with petrol. Electricity prices are also more stable from week to week, compared to petrol prices which fluctuate daily.

Which countries are leading EV’s revolution?

As per an analysis, China dominates the list, selling over one million EVs a year, or 2,904 per day, which isn’t a surprise as the country has such a high population.

Norway serves to be the greenest country as it is selling 80,000 EVs per year, which is equal to 148 EVs per 10,000 people – 261% more than any other country. Last year, more than half of all new registrations were electric cars.

According to estimates from industry tracker EV-Volumes, Norway has a 75-percent share of plug-in electric vehicles, followed by Iceland with 45%, Sweden 32%, Netherlands 24%.9%, Finland 18.1%, and many other countries as well.

Some of the best Electric cars -

Tesla's 2021 Model S

Nissan Leaf

Chevrolet Bolt EV

BMW i3

Mercedes-Benz B250e

Chevrolet Spark EV

Ford Focus Electric

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

So it’s not too far, where we could see the road ruled by EV’s!!