Friday, May 26, 2017
By Carkhabri Team
Petrol and Diesel Cars to Exist Only for Eight Years
Despite of the fact that there is regular fluctuation in the price of fuel across the world it is warned at various platforms that day is not away when people will be struggling for fossil fuels to drive their cars and car enthusiasts will prefer to drive electric vehicles. This conclusion has been reached in a study conducted by an economist Tony Seba in Stanford. Tony feels that the oil business across the world will come to end by 2030 and some mind blowing changes in the means of transportation will be introduced by electronic and other sources of transportation. It is revealed in the study that by 2030 the buyers willing to buy the car will have no option of investing their money in buying a fuel based car except the electronic car. According to Tony this will be mainly because of the cost of electronic vehicles which comparative to fuel vehicles is cheaper and that will be the major factor behind the decline of petroleum industry across the world.
In the study entitled “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030” reveals that with changing time car enthusiasts will slowly move to autonomous electric vehicles that will be ten times cheaper than the car that are driven by fossil fuels. Moving ahead Tony also explains that the electronic vehicles will have th life span of about 16,09,344 kms as compared to fossil fuel based vehicles that have life span of 3,21,000 kms. In the words of Tony within a decade it will be difficult to find the petrol pumps, shops of spare parts and mechanics that would have knowledge about combustion engines. Tony also says that the existing car dealers will be compelled to close their dealerships by 2024 with fuel prices falling to $25 USD per barrel. According to Tony “there will be a mass stranding of existing vehicles”.
In the study it is mentioned that the despite of the fact that use of Internal Combustion Engine has been in practice since 1910 but now the biggest challenge in front of car makers is to cope with quality of air prevailing in the current scenario. The reduction in percentage of CO2 and NOx levels and hydrocarbons although have compelled engineers to develop innovative engines that are fuel efficient but also eco-friendly.
But, interestingly despite of this countries like Norway are restricting the use of cars equipped with internal combustion engine almost by the end of this decade. It would be interested to know that the same strategy is also being developed by the government of India and it is also speculating to implement the norms of phasing out the petrol and diesel vehicles from India by 2032. It is believed that this change will soon take place as it happened in the case of digital cameras which with their inception succeeded in breaking down the dominance of camera that captured photos in films.