Everything seems to be getting smarter, from phones to TVs to light bulbs—and transportation isn’t far behind. Autonomy and electricity are becoming more and more readily available, and soon they’ll be the gold standard for all people on the go. Keep reading to learn more about how transportation will change in the future.
Electric vehicles are the “in” thing right now. From cars using solar power to charging stations, it certainly seems that all vehicles will incorporate more renewable energy from now on. In addition to electric vehicles like Tesla cars, hydrogen-powered vehicles are also surging forward as alternatives to fossil-fueled cars.
With government mandates and a worldwide desire for technology that uses our natural resources more conservatively, you can expect to see electric vehicles steadily increase in availability and drop in price. This is excellent news for consumers because, despite the demand for sustainable cars, the price point is still quite high for the average household.
If you can afford to hold off for a few years, we recommend waiting until electric vehicles are more widely available so you can save a few thousand dollars when you purchase.
Public transportation has been steadily increasing in efficiency over the last several decades in just about every major country but the United States. It’s difficult to say what the future holds worldwide for public transportation, but our best guess is that it continues to become quicker and more efficient everywhere but here.
Magnetic levitation is a growing technology that will allow public vehicles to be propelled at high speeds with very little wear and tear, so look forward to seeing those cool gadgets when you travel abroad! The Shanghai maglev train, for example, can travel up to 268 miles per hour!
Cars aren’t the only vehicles going electric—bicycles are, too! European countries already have plenty of e-bikers, but the phenomenon is now growing in the United States. This is an excellent option for people who want to use sustainable transportation but can’t currently afford an electric car. With advancements in regenerative braking, e-bike batteries can now last even longer!
Now that you know how transportation will change in the future, get ready for exciting new developments and more sustainable options!