Electrification of cars is the future. It doesn’t mean that anyone’s current gas vehicle is going anywhere. Maybe when yours wears out it will be replaced by a car that runs on a battery. Maybe not. The tipping point when most new cars are electric is coming.
People still have VCRs. People still have DVD players. People still have flip phones. But the masses don’t, nor do they want them. Someday a car with few moving parts that can be charged with a cord will be the standard.
We’ll look back on those with gas engines the way we do at planes with propellers.
Few will see this transformation as a net loss. People will appreciate fewer soot particles in the air. A more robust and decentralized grid will mean blackouts will be history. Regimes fueled by petrodollars won’t be able to wreak havoc the way they do now.
Tesla taxis? Maybe the best outcome of all.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.