Petrol station. Soon, these words will make their way to your history books—and that’s a great thing. Gas stations are used to fill up traditional car engines with fossil fuels, such as gasoline and diesel. But now that electric cars are expected to make up 54% of global car sales by 2040, chances are that you won’t need to ever use a petrol station.
Am I willing to do what it takes to reduce my carbon footprint by 80% in the next year? It’s the biggest question my co-worker Tim came home with from his expedition to the North Pole. And it’s probably the most important question we need to ask ourselves in order to slow down climate change — before it’s too late.
The future. The woman looks back at her home and smiles as she takes in the early morning sun, remembering that the sun brings her all the power she needs for her home and her vehicle, thanks to the solar cells built into the tiles of the roof.
The growth of the electric car industry today is much like how WiFi emerged a few decades ago. In the beginning, only a handful of leaders had the courage to offer the technology. But soon, other telecom companies had to keep up and provide WiFi too.
For those who don’t know, CES is the largest consumer electronics expo in the world, and every year, all the coolest and most cutting-edge products are out on display. And this year was no exception.
Would you rather have your pizza delivered by a drone or a self-driving car? That’s how we broke the ice during EVS30 and eMove360 in Germany last month. The consensus was clear: people want a self-driving car with an actual person, who will be able to walk up the stairs, and bring the pizza right to their doorsteps. We were blown away by how people were actually thinking this through...
The truth is, “electric cars” has always been a heavily Googled search term, whether it be those electric toy cars for the kids, or the grownup version. The search term hit its peak in 2008, right when Tesla launched its first electric car – the Tesla Roadster. In the past few months, we’ve seen a slight increase in search popularity, yet it hasn’t managed to reach the peak of 2008.