With countries pushing for stricter and stricter vehicle pollution norms, it seems writing is on the wall for petrol and diesel powered vehicles and vehicle manufacturers are beginning to respond to it.
Earlier Volvo Cars had said that the future was electric and they were going to shift to it by end of this decade, and now Jaguar Land Rover has come out with a plan to switch to either completely electric cars or hybrids by 2020.
“Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020,” Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth said in a statement. “We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles.”
This race to electrify the cars in the near future should lead to innovation as well as plethora of choices for the consumer. Though it remains to be seen, when all vehicles become electric or hybrids and their selling cost rises due to it, will governments continue to subsidies them or will the subsidies end, resulting in more economic burden on the consumer?