By viable, I mean that new technology cars will be able to compete with our present vehicles in every way. I am confident that charging ports and hydrogen stations will be brought into regular service in many places.
And why do I make this prediction with such seeming confidence?
I am saying this because normal cars pretty much all can last at least 10 to 15 years. This has not always been the case. And today pretty much any model of car has the endurance to last this long.
So it is my guess that the entire auto industry is betting that the electric or hydrogen cars will come along in 5 to 10 years. Do you see what this does? Perfectly good cars of our time will become scrapped many years early to make room for these new higher tech and better for the environment vehicles. Capitalism seems to thrive on waste.
And trust me in my pessimism that these new cars will last only 5 to 10 years. Already I’ve heard that total electrics have to change their huge battery before the lifespan of the car is done. So many will scrap their electric when the battery fails because that is by far the largest expense in an electric car.
Hydrogen cars might not last any longer. Hydrogen burns better than almost anything. Rocket fuel is hydrogen burning in pure oxygen and is powerful stuff. Who would trust an old hydrogen car on the road? The old cars might blow up taking its driver and passengers with it.
The auto companies figured this all out a long time ago. So don’t be surprised if you’re saving the environment by going through more cars.