The Future of Electric Cars

Just today, a new article came out which announced that Audi would release 3 new models of fully electric cars by 2020. While they will have some autonomous features(we are already familiar with things like automatic parallel parking) Audi says it’s long term goal is to develop a fully autonomous car “perhaps even without pedals and steering wheel”. While to us this sounds like a sure fire debate for the ethics committee, especially in light of the recent Tesla autopilot accident, it is undeniable that Electric Vehicles are the way of the future. Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. The cost of car batteries are dropping quickly!
  2. Charging stations are more prevalent
  3. Auto makers are investing in and producing electric vehicles
  4. Electric cars are becoming more affordable and durable
  5. The increasing pressure to cut down on pollution and oil dependency

It will definitely be interesting to see where technology takes us in the future. One thing is for sure, I don’t think anyone is going to be unhappy about making less trips to the gas station!