Doug Vining The infernal combustion engine's days are numbered

The Economist weighs in with an analysis of the future impact of the shift to electric cars, and says the death of the internal combustion engine will have many ramifications for industry and government in the future. As batteries become more efficient and cheaper, the advantages of electric propulsion accelerate, and cities will enjoy cleaner, healthier air.

But there are downsides, including job losses as manufacturing changes, and decline in demand for oil from producer nations. Then there is the likely increased demand for electricity for charging cars - against the current trend of declining demand in rich countries. It's going to be a bumpy ride!
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Posted: 11 August 2017 at 09:03
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