Today is a new age!
The age of electricity is among us. We all know that gasoline is a limited resource and we can’t expect the world to continue giving us an endless supply. After all, our planet is limited. We can only ask this much from it, without us depleting the world’s natural resources.
To aid in innovation, and completely change the automotive scene, car companies are adopting newer ways to utilize transportation. Hence, the age of fully electric vehicles is here.
These companies are conducting groundbreaking research, development, innovation, and invention to bring us cars that no longer depend on gasoline. Imagine the world without any carbon emissions and relying on energy from the sun.
These companies have decided to change the energy industry and pave the way of the future.
Here are automotive companies innovating and changing the world.
With BMW’s I series; they’ve entered the electric car market with two great contenders.
The i3 is a more compact car for the family, but it doesn’t sacrifice the distance you could go with it.
BMW has created a formidable car that allows you to drive and travel, without worrying about the planet and your carbon emissions. BMW has worked for sustainability and mobility. They have created a car that can handle the bustling city life and the occasional road trip without you having to worry about gassing up too often.
Even if the car’s electric, you can drive up to 200km in a day before having to juice it up.
If that’s not innovation to you, then what is?
Tesla (Elon Musk)
By now, we all know who Elon Musk is and what his company, Tesla, is doing for the planet.
Tesla’s fully electric cars are taking the world by storm. Through the Tesla Model X, Model S, and Model 3, the company has made a huge impact in the automotive industry.
Their first electric vehicle, the Roadster, paved the way for the Nissan Leaf and other electric vehicles on the market today. With its Model 3 coming out late 2017, Tesla aims to lessen the world’s carbon footprint by creating an emission-free world.
Elon Musk is also working on projects such as Space X and Solar City.
Through Space X, he wants to be able to create a livable community in Mars and expand the Earth’s ability to travel space. Musk just launched this recently with many concepts on how to reach Mars and back, while terraforming the red planet to have Earth’s conditions. It’s pretty ambitious, but it’s innovating the capabilities of the human race.
Through SolarCity, Musk aims to install solar panels in multiple locations to be able to utilize the natural energy coming from the sun. Imagine your house having free energy! Isn’t that the dream?
After the release of the Tesla Roadster, Nissan followed with its 100% electric Leaf. Being one of the more affordable electric cars, the Leaf grants more people the chance to purchase and drive a car with no carbon footprint.
Nissan aims to change the world, one car at a time. Since Nissan has had more years of experience in the automotive industry, they have more capabilities to create more low-priced electric vehicles for the masses. Even Elon Musk, himself, has commended Nissan for their efforts with Leaf. With these two powerhouse companies making cheaper electric cars for everyone, we might be able to see a fully electric world in this lifetime.
Hyundai is one of the major car manufacturers utilizing hydrogen fuel cells for automobiles. This hydrogen fuel cell’s only emission is water, which is the most valuable resource in our world, today.
Unfortunately, hydrogen supply stations are scarce, making it difficult for car owners to juice up. There are only a few locations where you can get a sufficient amount of hydrogen because it’s difficult to isolate from natural gas.
However, if the world had more of these hydrogen and charging stations, we might be able to allow the world to repair itself before global warming becomes irreversible.
Despite this difficulty, Hyundai continues to innovate and create more ways to utilize the fuel cell technology. Imagine drinking water from your car’s natural emissions.
These are only a few of the many automotive companies changing the world one car at a time. Maybe, a gasoline-free world is drawing closer than we’d expect.