The Road Beyond Oil Is Electric-Powered
The days of coughing up R500 at the filling station before queueing off to work in your double-cab pick-up may be numbered. Instead, you may find yourself kissing the kids good-bye, unplugging the car from the wall socket, and winding your way to the office in a nimble two-seater.
Across the US, Europe and Asia, vehicle manufacturers are anticipating the protracted demise of the internal combustion engine, all because of the volatile oil price, and the dirty habits of engines using petrol and diesel, especially as the green agenda gains prominence.
It’s closer than one may imagine: 2010 has been set as the target date for many electric vehicles to enter large-scale production worldwide.
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