Electric vehicles have been steadily ticking up in consumers’ consciousness over the past few years, and interest in the game-changing automotive technology has been peaking with record EV sales expected this year. In some countries, lawmakers have incentivized EV makers to set up shop there, and of course everyone has heard of Elon Musk’s Tesla.
A big driving factor of the discussion is the reduced environmental impact of electric vehicles. EVs have been positioned as one of the major pillars as urban centers transform into smart cities – primarily in terms of revolutionizing transportation needs in the city. Along with studies into self-driving vehicles and autonomous public trains and buses, electric-powered vehicles are pegged to make traveling around the smart city of tomorrow much more sustainable.