29 Sep The Future Is Electric: Fossil-Fuel Cars Are A Thing Of The Past
Over the past few years, electric cars have been an ever increasing sight on our roads. They laughed at for decades as an idea that could never really take off. Mostly due to the supposed limitations on performance. Critics are no longer laughing as the electric vehicle market has went from strength to strength recently. Electric motors are continuously being produced that can rival a traditional petrol or diesel engine. Now that it seems motorists won’t have to compromise on performance quality, does that mean the future of cars is electric?
Well, Volvo certainly seems to think that is definitely the case. Earlier this month, they committed to ensuring every new model of car they create post-2019 will be in someway ‘electrified’. Although this isn’t a commitment to fully scrapping the internal combustion engine, it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
The French Government also made a commitment to the car of the future recently. Promising that all petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the country by 2040. It may seem like a long way off, but 23 years is not a long time to completely overhaul an industry that has been around for over a century. In Britain, the Government have been installing electric car charging points around every major city as a further attempt to try and normalise the electric car.
Ultimately, the need for an electric revolution of the motor industry is ever increasing. Engines that burn fossil fuels are thought to contribute 75% of carbon monoxide (CO) pollution. CO is particularly dangerous to humans and animals alike, as it replaces oxygen in the bloodstream, meaning that our organs can’t get enough oxygen to survive.
This thankfully isn’t a problem with fully electric cars, so they could greatly help us in saving our environment. Electricity can be created using Green alternatives to fossil fuels too, creating an even greater benefit to the action against climate change initiative. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we will see an electric motor revolution that will create high performance, affordable cars that don’t destroy the environment.