Please all look up SAE Automotive Engineering magazine.
This is a great source of information on the future of what is going on in the auto industry. This info is mostly on things 5 years out.
They are not pro EV or Anti EV. They are about products and development. They also have extensive info on the future of ICE and ICE development.
Please read this as it put the reality into what is going on vs the usual uninformed crap on the web and forums. We all can learn much and better anticipate what is coming and when.
Being informed with good info is important to me since my lively hood. It should really matter to all as this is a major part of our life and hobby.
Just going on the web making snide remarks and from the hip opinions has really clouded the truth snd how many will be caught off guard.
Change is coming. No it is not going to be easy or pain free to all. No it is not on a time clock as to when everything changes. Yes it will be over decades.
Yes economics for automakers are in major play.
ICE is going to be around in some forms but it will become more limited and not in the form you may always like. Let’s face it most engines today are 4 cylinders and now reaching 3 cylinders as V8 and 6 engines are slowly disappearing. This is a strong signal of the changes.
This is a very emotional topic and it is best if we are not emotional and be rational.
We are seeing exaggerations on both sides and it is clouding the truth of what is going on and how it is happening. This is not good for anyone.
We all need to get better informed on what is going on and why and stop the false info from floating around.
The basic car and light trucks will be changing over as that is now what the automakers want to do. It is like Digital TV you can keep your old TV but it will not be easy.
I expect Medium and heavy trucks to remain with Fueled engines for a while till tech permits them to make the change. But in 30 years a lot can change. Just look at how it was 30 years go today. Who thought we would have 700 HP Dodges. Back then we wondered if there would even be a Dodge.
The cold hard fact is car people like us are now in the minority today. We used to be the heart of the market and people identified with their cars but several generations of uninspired imports and Minivans has left us with a society that rate vehicles with a refrigerator.
But the things that keep getting tossed up as road blocks are already being sorted out. Trust me the government will get their tax one way or another. No one rides free.
While EV is not my preference it also is not the end of the world. More cars will be fast and easier to buy. They may be different not always in a good way but I expect the automakers will look to make them interesting.
Think out side the box here. Today we lack manual trannys due to the lack of sales and high cost to meet emissions. In the future there will be no high cost so a low volume manual shift could be offered. The EV could be programed to work with the transmission. The skies the limit to other things that could be cooked up to make them interesting.
Again we need to learn that the future cars path is set. But we need to Shepard the old cars to where we cans still enjoy them in the real world. We have people that would like to tax them out of use like they are in some countries. If you don't wan t your Jag to become a coffee table in your family room and keep it on the road start the fight now.