Whether or not automakers are truly committed to it today, they cannot deny that electrification of transportation,represents the future of mobility. Better battery performance will be key to ensuring range confidence. And so, Elon Musk is predicting that 2020 model Teslas will have 750-mile range.
Many in the EV industry are hopeful that “dieselgate” will result in auto OEMs moving increasingly to electrification. Instead, we are reading about requests for greater leniency in emissions testing and “reminders” that more than 12 million European jobs depend on the status quo. When will auto manufacturers take socially responsibility to heart?
And then, there’s Russia, where the Russian Prime Minister has ordered all gas stations to install EV charging stations. J Talk about fast deployment!