3 Reasons Why Electric Transportation is Becoming the Future
Amid the climate change crisis, many businesses are looking for ways to become more sustainable. This is also something customers are looking for in businesses. Many of us feel guilty when we buy plane tickets, but still, international tourism is only increasing, and as the Chinese and Indian middle class travels to other continents, it is necessary to lower pollution in any way possible. The electric planes are going to be real thing relatively soon, according to a Slovenian producer and the Norwegian minister of transportation. Many electric-powered aircraft projects are in the process of development in different parts of the world. As of now, the planes that are successful and functioning, cannot take on many passengers just yet. For that, it is necessary to invent much bigger batteries, but the technology exists, and it seems like we won’t wait much longer. A Seattle-based company claims it will have an electric passenger plane ready by 2020.
Where many countries used to transport goods on trains, it is now the truck that has taken over this job. Most cargo travels on highways, which is more expensive than transporting by train. You could move a much larger quantity on a train with an almost unlimited amount of wagons. It is cheaper because fewer employees are needed, there are no vehicle taxes, changes of tires, and fuel expenses. A train can also go much faster than a truck, so rail fright is simply more efficient in every way. Air pollution in the bigger cities is not a problem of the future anymore, as inhabitants feel and see the pollution on a daily basis. As trucks pollute up to thirteen times more than trains, we will see freight and long-distance transportation move from the road to the rails. Especially China is moving fast on this, provoked by the air-quality crisis in the capital, and 30% of the country’s freight will be on the railway by 2020. It is safe to anticipate that many countries will try to follow. This innovative country has also recently created the world first electric cargo ship!
Electric Luxury Cars
In the early age of the electric car, some people thought they were even ridiculous because of their size and square shape. It seems like a long time ago, now that Tesla is a car for businessmen and the upper class. It is definitely something that boosts your social status. As it has become trendy and well considered to care about the environment, trendsetters will make fashion out of being environmentally friendly. The image of Tesla is expensive, modern and beautifully designed. For people who can’t afford a Tesla’s, there is a variety of electric cars being made and sold around the world. Many remember the car brands Think and Smart as tiny, with little endurance and force. The technology has come a long way since then. You can now get in your electric car and go on road trips across the country. However, there is still one downside: there aren’t that many gas stations where you can charge the car’s battery yet, but this is debated in several countries, as people are demanding it. Several cities in Europe are also creating propositions for new laws that will ban the use of fossil fueled cars completely, so there is no denying that the transportation of the future will be entirely electric.