Electric has emerged as the most well-recognized strand of New Mobility, with multiple levels of government, the private sector and consumers buying into the immediate benefits of an electric fleet. As air quality continues to surge ahead as a global environmental issue, many countries, cities, fleet operators and car manufacturers - including Tesla, Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes and Volkswagen - are shifting away from petrol-fuelled combustion engines to electrified fleets.
While the extent of electric benefits will depend on local circumstances, there is a general consensus that several key opportunities exist, including healthier air quality, reduced user costs and greater vehicle reliability.
Nevertheless, when considering an all-electric vehicle future, New Mobility Now outlines several subtle issues that remain on the table, including subsidies, charging infrastructure, energy grid constraints and other environmental concerns.
Leading the Pack
If answers are provided to the above noted questions, conversion to an all-electric fleet appears to be on track to progress ahead of many other aspects of New Mobility. Even as other new propulsion technologies continue to emerge, the shift to electric has already garnered significant attention from both the public and private sectors. Public confidence in electric vehicles is also growing fast.
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