Top 4 Electric Vehicle Trends and the Future of EVs
Electric vehicles are rising in popularity both in the United States and all over the world. Because of their long-term cost savings for drivers, as well as their environmental sustainability, electric vehicles are the prime choice when purchasing a new car.
Electric vehicles have come a long way even in the last few years. Here are the top four EV trends as well as the future of the electric car industry.
Wireless charging is a new technology that’s already being implemented in some electric vehicles. Just like how a cell phone can now be charged wirelessly, some electric cars also have the same wireless capability and technology. Wireless charging is currently available at home to make the use of electric vehicles more convenient for owners.
Since a big driving force in using electric vehicles is having an environmentally friendly option to its gasoline-powered counterparts, manufacturers are taking it one step further by integrating more sustainable materials into EVs. Using recycled materials in electric cars helps further EV sustainability as well as reduce the overall weight of the car.
Autonomous driving may sound like it’s straight out of a movie, but it’s already here and soon will become commonplace. Self-driving is a feature of electric vehicles that lends an extra set of eyes on the road and gives peace of mind that you have advanced technology on your side to help get you safely to your destination.
There is work already being done to roll out charging stations and infrastructure on a mass scale. Charging infrastructure is the heart of the electric vehicle industry and will soothe “range anxiety” among drivers who still worry that they will run out of electricity before getting to the next charging station. The United States and other countries are aggressively creating more charging stations in order to support the growth of the electric vehicle industry.
Future of EVs
The next decade for electric cars will be just as exciting as the last few years, and the changes are already underway. We can expect the number of fast-charging stations to significantly increase, making the ability to “re-fuel” electric vehicles as fast as it takes to pump gas into a traditional car. Batteries will also evolve to increase the range that electric vehicles can drive on a single charge. As mentioned about wireless charging, there are also trials currently in progress for wireless charging devices being installed under roadways so that cars can be charged while driving. And in the next 10 to 20 years, some states will require that gasoline cars become obsolete, so electric vehicles are truly the vision of the future.
Not only are electric vehicles cheaper to maintain due to less moving internal parts, are also more fuel-efficient, and have little to zero emissions, electric cars are paving the way for more environmental sustainability and overall transportation efficiency. With electric car manufacturers, utility companies, and government agencies working together to create better technology for electric vehicles and more infrastructure, EVs are the future of the car industry and how we will commute in our daily lives.