The automotive industry has been a strong sector from day dot. Throughout the years, the automotive sector has consistently performed and proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with. The vehicles that we have become accustomed to today were a work in progress for quite some time, and now here they are, presenting themselves as the everyday transportation method for billions of us the world over. The automotive industry has even blossomed to become a high-energy entertainment industry. Watching V8 racing on the television or from the sidelines is a hobby that people all over the world adore, some of them even dreaming and then fulfilling that dream of becoming a race car driver themselves one day.
And today, there is a new fleet of vehicles that are making their presence known, stirring up buzzing interest. The fleet in question is a new evolution in automotives, and it spells the beginning of the next age in the industry. That evolution is the introduction of the electric vehicle. Initially tested as everyday cars, the rising interest in electric (and subsequently semi-autonomous, and then fully autonomous vehicles) transportation has begun to expand, with leading car manufacturers like Tesla beginning to test-pilot trucks as well. If this innovation continues to progress as swiftly as it is currently, we can expect the near-future to include electric motorbikes, scooters, boats, and even airplanes and helicopters.
The pioneering automotive manufacturer
Tesla is the pioneering visionary car manufacturer behind the most world-famous introduction to electric vehicles. More than a standard business model and engineering ideal in the automotive industry, Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, are driving forward a revolutionary idea. Musk’s entire vision for Tesla centres on the realisation that the future is electric. The Tesla vehicles currently on the roads are semi-autonomous (meaning they are somewhat capable of steering and manoeuvring themselves), but the goal is to successfully create vehicles that can drive themselves entirely.
The vision driving electric vehicles forward
The vision behind the goal is to create a new norm in automotives. We use cars to get around efficiently and quickly. That is not going to change any time soon. But what companies like Tesla are hoping will change, is the environmental and economic impact of the vehicles we drive around will change. Rather than burning fossil fuels and essentially poisoning the surrounding environment, electric cars seek to provide people with a healthier alternative. And not only that, but eliminating the necessity of fossil fuel burning to make our cars function properly will create a cheaper way to get from A to B.
The future of automotives
There is no getting around it. The automotive industry is experiencing what is perhaps its most revolutionary movement in its history. The future of the world is digital, and the future of the automotive industry is decidedly electric. The push to take vehicles electric has been a slow-burning ideal to catch fire, but now that the excitement has ignited, it is gearing up to take the world by storm, entirely and without exception.