When Self-Driving EVs Will Take Over
When will self-driving electric cars make conventional cars worthless?
Michael J. Coren, September 18, 2017 (Quartz)
"…[T]ens of millions of conventional vehicles could one day be dumped in junkyards and weedy lots when self-driving, electric vehicles make them too expensive by comparison…[RethinkX predicts that, by 2030,] shared, autonomous electric vehicles will account for 95% of all U.S. passenger miles traveled thanks to their low-maintenance and fuel costs, as well as their ability to work around the clock. Most of those miles will be logged in cities and suburbs…[Internal combustion engine cars are forecast to be] 40% of all vehicles on the road by 2030, but they’ll just be used far less, and mostly in ex-urban and rural areas with less density than urban regions…[ RethinkX expects economics will cause transporatation-as-a-service (TaaS) to] quickly take over once it comes online…” click here for more