Not a matter of if, only when
Actually, there are more than only 10 reasons to be encouraged that the electrification of transportation has a bright future.
This round up however is in case anyone has any doubt after we gave a sober look at what yet gives critics breathing space to poke at the effort to rely on batteries instead of gasoline.
If you missed that, it observed – among several issues – that hybrid vehicle market share has paralleled a growing U.S. passenger car market since 2010 at about 2.5-3.1 percent, and plug-in hybrids and electric cars are yet a trickle comprising 0.4 percent each.
Electrification proponents think that’s too bad given viable solutions exist now and U.S. transportation accounts for 70 percent of all oil consumption and 30 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
But there’s hope. Lots of it, and this won’t be hype, but facts, in brief. Following are positive drivers to the global effort to increase the number of electrified vehicles against the sea of gasoline vehicles that 95 percent of U.S. consumers yet buy.
We won’t rank these by importance because they all contribute to the synergy. Some of the following points are aspects of other points but deserve their own focus. And, some do have more influence than others. So, here we go …