Do you remember being a kid and seeing some of the futuristic-looking vehicles in the movies? Well, it’s kind of crazy to think that a lot of those “far-fetched” ideas have come to fruition and even crazier to take a look at what’s coming down the pike and around the bend. The future craze of the all-electric vehicle is no longer in the future. Most automakers either already have one on the market or it’s coming. Do a Google search on your favorite model with the word “hybrid” or “electric” and see what comes up.
Chevy Camaro is just one example of carmakers previously steeped in the world of gasoline are now not admitting that electric is the wave of the future, but that it can be just as powerful as anything before. Chevrolet is committed to keeping this muscle car precisely that, with V-8 options that will blow you away both on and off the track. It’s no longer “just” Tesla leading the pack, but every major automobile manufacturer is jumping in with both feet. Tesla remains at the innovative forefront, but there are plenty of others, old and brand new, barking at the treads in this up and coming industry of all things electric.
It’s not just the electric cars that are no longer only in our future: motorized vehicles are crashing into this decade as you read this article. The technology will blow you away. The newest technology is evolving into a car-driven culture that will eliminate all accidents. What?? YES! The goal is to have every new car equipped with detection technology that will shut down a vehicle to keep it from running into another vehicle or obstacle.
Aside from that crazy-awesome development, there are more and more options creeping onto the automotive marketplace that will allow us to do other things as we head off to work or Grandma’s for the holidays. Some will let us sit “behind the wheel” while others are strictly built for ride-sharing capabilities. Those seem like the strangest… the ones without anyone “in charge” and a driver’s seat. The era of George Jetson is among us with far more sophistication and class, quite frankly.
While we move forward into this green era of the electric automobile, we are left with at least one question: what about the impact of electric batteries on the environment? Not too many are talking about that issue but count on it coming. Some claim that hybrid and electric batteries are going to impact our planet far worse than what we already have while others are searching for the solution in such ways as to how to effectively refurbish them to keep them from further harming the world in which we live.
What are your thoughts about the direction of the automotive industry? How do you feel about gasoline vs. hybrid vs. fully electric? We’d love to hear your thoughts!