Obviously by now, it should be clear, even to the most stubborn that the auto industry is heading towards the mass manufacturing of electric vehicles, EV, one way or another. What about those companies that still don’t throw 100% of their weight behind?
The gist is that it is becoming more and more obvious as the days go by that the best solution for our increasing and global threatening problems is to go 100% pure EV.
Reasons Why And Benefits. Obviously the list of reasons run long. Pollution reaching global threat levels unheard of before, some scientists predict gloom if we don’t act within the next year or so. Another problem that is finally being covered by the news media is how the internal combustion engine, ICE is responsible for health problems, especially near highways and eventually fatalities, both accidents and long term exposure. Finally, we can’t consider ourselves patriots when we buy gasoline, under absolutely no condition. When we buy gasoline, we send money to countries that are tied to parties involved in disturbing global balances. To add insult to injuries, we send young soldiers to fight wars to resolve problems we partially create by buying gas. What is being done today? Many scientists are working hard finding technological solution, some politicians are riding the new “green” band wagon and certain car makers are putting the whole weight behind clean alternatives.
Companies That Don’t. One the most intriguing things is seeing car makers who believe in EVs and those who don’t. If we can commend Nissan for throwing its entire weight on pure EVs, Mitsubishi is also high on the list, as well as others. Startups, such as Tesla Motors and smaller still, Commuter Cars are to be not only commended but helped more than mis-managed bloated corporations. But what of those who don’t “see the light”? Amongst many intriguing ones are VW who has dragged its feet and as well as BMW insisting on far, far away down the line technologies? Insisting hydrogen is the way to go despite obvious problems should make anyone wonder. Battery technology is by far more advanced at this stage and more energy efficient than hydrogen. Let’s concentrate on what already works, not reinvent the wheel 4 decades from now. Obviously the list goes on, we only state the most active in the news.
All in all, it seems car makers who do not completely work on pure EVs today are doomed to become followers tomorrow, if not drop aside, all together. In this aspect, we can only make out one third of car companies that actually have the foresight and future vision to go beyond today’s problems. It’s been said before, those who do not work effectively today on tomorrow’s short term answers will have a hard time surviving and catching up. In the meantime, let’s cheer, support and talk about those who do.