We know that green energy and fuels have been a hot topic for the past few years. Electric vehicles seemed so strange when they first came out but now many environmentally conscious people have made the switch. There are a lot of pros to these little cars; they don’t use any fuel and still get you from place to place just as a gas-guzzler would. However, is it likely that everyone in the future will drive an electric car? Maybe, but right now fuel cars continue to be what are selling.
One of China’s major automakers BYD has announced that it will not be producing as many electric vehicles as once predicted. Since it was once primarily a battery manufacturer, this is a bit of a shock. They have decided to focus more of their efforts to their best selling gas powered car. They plan to continue to sell electric vehicles to America and Europe, but their largest profits are coming from gas-powered cars.
One of consumers’ hesitations with electric vehicles is the process of charging them. Luckily, CHAdeMO Association, a group dedicated to furthering the electric vehicle industry, is attempting to make it easier for cars to run on electricity though a standardized charging method. They have created a charger that is faster, more efficient and more appealing to consumers. This will hopefully persuade some people to make the switch from traditional gas-powered cars.
The electric vehicle industry might have gotten off to a slow start, but some predict that it will begin to grow rapidly in the next 5 to 10 years. The technology in these cars is constantly advancing and becoming more consumer friendly. It is hard to say whether the electric vehicles will become widely popular in the near future, but more efficient models are becoming increasingly available. Now it is up to consumers to make the switch to these energy efficient vehicles.