That the future of the automobile, definitely will be represented by electric cars is an almost certain fact. However, what we want to know is whether they will really be available to everyone and how quickly they can be distributed.
Surely, the world is changing fast enough and these solutions may be close.
But, let’s see in detail what is happening.
The future of the electric car
In these days, big car manufacturers like Bmw, Mercedes, Ford, Audi and Porsche have met to establish details about one of the most ambitious projects of recent years. Specifically, the target is to create the most active and highest-performance recharge network in Europe, which will have more than 400 stations by 2020.
Matthias Muller, number one of the Volkswagen Group, announced that the company will invest 20,000 million dollars to make “green” the more than 300 models of cars belonging to its range, while Mercedes announced that from 2019 the Smart will be fully electric.
However, what is still worrying are the costs of these cars, as they are still too high to allow anyone to pay them.
This is because the lithium batteries with which they are powered, still require huge investments and this causes an inevitably high price of cars.
Even more, it is important to consider that, with the exception of specific cases, these cars never exceed 350 kilometers of autonomy, another problem that must necessarily be solved.
But, investments in this regard seem to be very good in some countries. Specifically, Norway seems to be the nation that has most encouraged this type of technology.
In fact, there are currently more recharging columns than petrol pumps (we are talking about 30% more) while the purchase of electric cars has reached approximately 40% of the population.
However, we can not say that the situation is exactly the same in other countries and, in fact, the results are very worrying. For example, the operations are progressing very slowly in Italy, despite the fact that approximately 45% of the population believes that the electric car is more respectful with the environment, approximately 31% consider it an overvalued investment. But, for 48% of people, the purchase of this type of car would be impossible because of the lack of an adequate infrastructure, such as charging stations.
Meanwhile, United Kingdom and France have promised to free themselves from fuel stations in 2040, in Italy during the last year 1423 fully electric cars were sold, approximately 1% of total sales. In any case, it must be said that electric cars could, so to speak, have a free way in the coming years. According to the European Community, in fact, the CO2 emissions must be less than 95 grams per kilometer by 2020, which suggests that there will be great incentives for this type of technology.