With the recently announced plan to stop the sale of petrol and diesel cars by the 2040, there has been much talk on what the future holds, from car owners, public transport users, and those of us somewhere in the middle.
According to recent Consumer Intelligence research, half of consumers are considering electric cars in their next car purchase, and it is becoming clear that a great deal will need to grow and adapt in order for our systems to functionally support these changes.
Many feel that these changes will likely have wider impacts beyond our transportation decisions, stirring up worries alongside constructive conversation, and allowing us to re-evaluate our current choices. Now is the time for us to begin putting more thought into the kind of society we want to live in for the future and how we can go about building it.
Many of these ideas will take time to see real impact, while others will have immediate impact. Our transportation systems are not currently able to support a switch to electric cars, and while many of us may want to participate in this proposed switch, the current realities of eco-friendly cars seem to leave many of us out of the conversation. From pricing to travel distance, many electric cars just don’t measure up for what some of us need from a vehicle.
So, what could be done? Consumer Intelligence research showed that when we are given a helping hand into cleaner energy, such as a government scrappage scheme or government grants for purchasing electric cars, people report they are much more likely to change from petrol to electric. The hope is that as more people begin using these types of vehicles, the more readily our facilities and intricate support structures will begin to change as well.
There are endless possibilities for how the future of travel will look and feel, with immense opportunity for impactful change. We must remember that these conversations will need to include a vast array of backgrounds and experiences, particularly from those of us who are concerned about being shut out by the practicalities of changing fuel sources. So, share your thoughts and have your voice heard today!
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We can’t wait to hear your ideas.