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Will the future of transportation be electric? Show more Show less
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There is a push towards the usage of electrically powered cars. A few governments envision in the coming year to prohibit sell or even circulation of thermal cars. However electric car still is a niche market Will ti ever become viable

Yes, the market and governments will push for electric transportation Show more Show less

In a few years time electric cars will be dominant
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The trend toward green mobility will make electric cars a popular transport

As the threats of global warming become more apparent, investment is turning towards green technologies for solutions. This is paving the way for growth in electric cars which provide a sustainable alternative to their carbon-emitting predecessor.

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Sales and production of electric vehicles have been increasing, and many governments are looking to electric vehicles as the future of their transportation and have shown themselves willing to invest in that future. Already, governments have made pledges to support electric vehicles. Most countries in Western Europe, as well as India, Japan, Korea, and some US states, have set targets ranging from only selling electric cars by 2030 to just increasing electric car sales. To accomplish this, countries will have to invest in infrastructure to charge electric vehicles, and some will have to find ways to encourage consumers to buy electric vehicles. Many countries provide incentives for purchasing and manufacturing electric vehicles. With governments investing in electric vehicles and altering their policies to support electric vehicles, it is only a matter of time before the number of electric vehicles on the road surpasses traditional vehicles. [1] [2]

Counter arguments

Though the price of electric vehicles has decreased, it is still greater than what many people can afford. Furthermore, though electric vehicle sales have increased, they still do not make up a large part of global car sales. In the United States, electric vehicles were around two percent of all new car sales in 2018, suggesting there is not a major push by the market for electric cars.

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  1. https://money.cnn.com/2017/07/26/autos/countries-that-are-banning-gas-cars-for-electric/index.html
  2. https://www.globalxetfs.com/future-of-transportation-is-autonomous-electric/#:~:text=The%20Future%20of%20Transportation%20is%20Autonomous%20%26%20Electric,and%20EV%20components%20and%20materials.
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